With the 4th round pick, the Kansas City Chiefs are in a position to start looking at best available player at a skill position. I still think it’s too early to take a RB here, though there are some interesting names to consider. More likely, they look to shore up the defensive backfield with a CB.
Cordale Flott, DB from LSU, fits the bill nicely.
Flott is 6’1” and played at LSU – a place that has turned out some pretty good DBs over the years. He’s not a burner, but his size and instincts are above average.
I believe every team needs three dependable corners in today’s game. Right now the Chiefs have Sneed, Ward, and Fenton. Ward may or may not be back. Even if he is, the Chiefs would be wise to grab another good prospect in case of injuries or other factors.
If nothing else, Flott could be a special teamer immediately while he learns the ropes.
After the 4th round, the Chiefs don’t currently have a pick until Round 6. They then have 5 picks in the 7th round.
These spots are really about creating depth and players you at least want to learn more about without competing for them in Free Agency.
Don’t expect to find another Trey Smith in the 6th round. Smith slid because of health concerns. Everyone knew he was an early round talent. The Chiefs just rolled the dice and won big. There are no such players in this draft with a similar situation.
Here’s where the Chiefs can look to bolster other parts of the roster in those later rounds.
Zack Tom from Wake Forest and Vederian Lowe from Illinois are tackle prospects who would be interesting backup options. While the Chiefs spent a ton of time and money on the OL last season, we are still a little thin at tackle. Niang’s injury warrants getting another body on the roster to shore up that possible weakness.
Despite spending a later round pick on TE Noah Gray last year, I still like the Chiefs to take a flyer on another developmental TE. In the late rounds I’m intrigued by Jelani Woods, a 6’7”, 260 pound TE who ran a 4.6 40. Whoa!
As you might guess, his film is less impressive. That’s why he might be available. But the raw tools are there and if you give Mahomes a 6’7” target in the red-zone, I like the possibilities.
Peyton Hendershot from Indiana also had a good combine. He’s not special at any one thing, but he’s got a knack for explosive plays and displays good hands. He had the fastest 20-yard shuttle of all the TEs at the Combine. That translates to quick acceleration, change of direction, and route running.
Badie is just a great football player. He did everything for the Tiger this past season despite being the defensive focus of every opponent. He’s also a great teammate and leader. He can run inside or out and catch. If he were two inches taller and 1/10th of a second faster in the 40 he’d be near the top of the RB list.
Otomewo is more of the run-stopping DE at 6’6”, 285. He can even shift inside if needed. He’s not a superior athlete, but he can set the edge and clog up the running lanes. His versatility and physical traits make for a good developmental player.