Kansas City Chiefs draft watch: Week 1 prospects

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Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Dorance Armstrong
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Kansas City Chiefs Draft Prospects

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One thing we know about the Kansas City Chiefs is that they don’t stick to just drafting certain positions. The Chiefs won’t pass up on a talented player that they think can make the roster better just because they have someone already at a position. So it’s important to keep an eye on the players that are simply standing out, no matter where they play.

Josey Jewell (LB) – Iowa

Depending on who you’re talking to, Josey Jewell is either a mid round pick or the best all-around linebacker in college. I started out leaning towards the former, but his performance this weekend made me think the latter is possible. Jewell was all over the field and showed an impressive range of talent that will make him very desirable in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Harold Landry (EDGE) – Boston College

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It was a big surprise, but Harold Landry was very quiet in this game. In fact, the highly touted star spent a good deal of time on the sidelines. There’s no word yet on why that was the case, but it’s going to be a mark against his draft stock. Scouts don’t like players who have to come off the field like that.

Dorance Armstrong (EDGE) – Kansas

It seems unlikely that preseason All-American Dorance Armstrong will be available when the Chiefs finally draft in 2018. However, he is still a player worth keeping an eye on. Armstrong looked good in the opener, but that was to be expected against an FCS opponent. We’ll see how he does against tougher competition down the road.

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There are plenty more prospects to keep an eye on this year, and we’ll do our best to keep up with all of them. The Chiefs are going to be a difficult team to project for because they have no first round pick. If things go well, they won’t be selecting a player until the end of the second round. So scouting players will require going beyond the obvious top talent.

The Kansas City Chiefs have done a very good job of drafting over the past few years. That’s the key to success in the NFL. With the Chiefs now invested in their quarterback of the future, they will need to make sure they find young (and cheap) talent to build the roster around him. That begins with the NFL draft.