Kansas City Chiefs get an A- draft grade

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The Chiefs add to their plan through the remaining picks

Armani Watts- A-

Watts has a chance to start at safety immediately. His competition as of now consists of Daniel Sorenson and Eric Murray. Watts started all four years at Texas A&M, so he has played some minutes.

The reaction to Watts was the best out of all picks among fans. He has a very high motor with great run stopping ability and the capability to cover deep. Chances are he is your starting safety week one next to Eric Berry.

Tremon Smith- B-

Smith comes from a small school that faces lesser competition. That’s a cliché knock on any draft pick, no matter what position they play. What Smith does is add needed depth and potential for next season when Steven Nelson and David Amerson are set to be free agents.

The cornerback spot is set, so he won’t be playing for a starting role right off the bat. If he transitions well his grade will have to be changed. Time will tell with Smith, but he’s definitely a player to watch during the offseason program.

Khalil McKenzie- B

The sixth defensive player picked by the Chiefs will be the only player we will not see on the defensive side of the ball. The Chiefs will use him at guard, which isn’t quite the experiment some make it out to be. He will add depth to the interior offensive line which needed help with Zach Fulton now gone.

The Chiefs have been successful in picking an offensive lineman in the sixth round. Although he isn’t an offensive lineman yet, he will be. The Chiefs picked Fulton and Laurent Duverney-Tardif in the sixth round in 2014.

Final Analysis

The Chiefs did well in getting who they wanted. The draft has become a spectacle worth watching as of late. Although the Chiefs didn’t go with the sexy picks that fans tend to want to see, they did grab the guys they wanted. That is the most important thing here.

Each of these picks has an opportunity to make their own impacts on the team. The Chiefs got much younger on the defensive side of the ball, a side that has seen aging defenders in multitudes past seasons.

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Keep in mind that each draft grade is premature until the final game of the season. You nor I can predict who is going to be a bust or a baller. The Chiefs look to give offenses fits with what they are going to bring to the field this season, making 2018 the most anticipated season since Joe Montana became a Kansas City Chief. Patrick Mahomes may have something to do with that as well.