Kansas City Chiefs: Day Three Positions To Target

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The Kansas City Chiefs have checked some big boxes so far in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, there are still some things to do on Day Three of the draft.

For many fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, the draft could end right now and be a total success. The Chiefs did the unthinkable (for them) and finally drafted a quarterback in the first round. In fact, they even traded up to do it! However, for analysts and pundits (and of course the team), there is still work to do.

Patrick Mahomes checks a very big box for the Chiefs draft options. The same can be said of new running back Kareem Hunt (one of my favorite prospects). Not many people were tracking Tanoh Kpassagnon, but getting another body on the defensive line makes a lot of sense.

However, the Chiefs still have some things to consider at a number of other positions. Most notably on my list of concerns are the cornerback and defensive tackle spots. As it stands, Kansas City only has three corners on the roster for 2018. At defensive tackle? Nobody. That’s not a good spot to be in.

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Other positions should also warrant consideration. The Chiefs have yet to make a decision on the fifth year option for Dee Ford. That means there could be a need at outside linebacker next year. Both the tight end and wide receiver positions could use some better depth. The offensive line always needs to be in consideration.

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When I look at my latest Kansas City Chiefs Draft Board, I’m really not concerned about John Dorsey not being able to find talent. There are still a number of very good prospects available. There are several that I had thought would be gone already.

A couple of names I would keep an eye on include defensive tackle Elijah Qualls of Washington and cornerback Desmond King from Iowa. Either player could come in and play a good role for the Chiefs early on. Michael Roberts, a tight end from Toledo, could also be a quality role player for the Chiefs.

Ultimately, I expect John Dorsey and his staff to walk out of the 2017 NFL Draft with a decent haul. The fact that their next pick doesn’t come until the fifth round doesn’t bother me, as the Chiefs currently have a pair of Pro Bowl players on the roster that they drafted in previous fifth rounds.