The Chiefs had pass protection issues this past season - only six teams surrendered more sacks - and I doubt Andy Reid will pass on an offensive lineman in the first couple of rounds. Reid loves drafting linemen, and he's getting La'el Collins, who could easily go as high as No. 12.
Rd. 2, Pk. 17
Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
The cornerback position isn't as big of a need for Kansas City as some make it out to be, but better depth is definitely must at the position.
Pick change; previously Denzel Perryman, WR
Rd. 3, Pk. 16
Justin Hardy, WR, East Carolina
It's amazing that the Chiefs went the entire year without having any of their receivers score a single touchdown. Alex Smith was partly to blame, but the receiving corps was just abysmal.
Rd. 3, Pk. 34
Max Garcia, C/OT/G, Florida
Rodney Hudson signed with the Raiders this offseason, so the Chiefs will want to find a new center.
Pick change; previously Charles Gaines, CB
Rd. 4, Pk. 19
Davis Tull, OLB, UT-Chattanooga
Justin Houston is a free agent next offseason. It's hard to imagine the Chiefs letting him get away, but it might be too expensive for Kansas City to keep both him and Tamba Hali. If one goes, depth will be needed.
Rd. 5, Pk. 36
B.J. Finney, C, Kansas State
Here's a potential replacement for Rodney Hudson, who signed with the Raiders this offseason.
Rd. 5, Pk. 37
Brandon Bridge, QB, South Alabama
The Chiefs could stand to add a young quarterback to groom behind Alex Smith.
The Chiefs' offensive line really struggled in 2014, and their edge protection missed Brandon Albert. If Kansas City drafts a left tackle, the team could move Eric Fisher to the right side, and that could be a better fit for him.
Collins was solid in 2014, but not as good as his junior year. He has some potential and flashed heavy hands, but needs to learn technique as he didn't get a lot of movement in the ground game as a senior. For the NFL, Collins would probably be better at guard or right tackle - at least to start out his career - and then his team can see if he develops into a left tackle. Collins had a quality outing versus Florida and handled himself well going against Dante Fowler, but Collins got away with some holds and face-masks that should have been called.
Collins was very good in 2013 - better than his senior year - as the left tackle protecting the blind side of Zach Mettenberger. LSU had a lot of success running behind Collins, too. The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder was an impressive power run-blocker in 2012 and helped the Tigers' stable of backs move the ball. He started 13 games at left guard and was an honorable mention All-SEC selection.
Rd. 2, Pk. 17
Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
The Chiefs signed Jeremy Maclin and cut Dwayne Bowe. They could use another weapon to pair with Maclin. Taking a receiver with some size and speed would make sense.
Auburn struggled to pass the ball consistently in 2014, and Coates recorded only 34 receptions for 741 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season. He did light up Alabama (5-206) though. If Coates had played in a different offense, he easily would have produced a lot more. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder is a play-maker who has the speed to stretch a defense vertically. At the Senior Bowl, he showed the potential to run some underneath routes and use his size to move the chains in the short to intermediate part of the field.
Coates caught 42 passes in 2013 for 902 yards (22 average) with seven touchdowns. With defenses focused on stopping Auburn's rushing attack, he made them pay downfield.
Rd. 3, Pk. 16
Anthony Harris, S, Virginia
The Chiefs could use some defensive back competition and safety depth.
Harris recorded 108 tackles with 10 passes broken up and two interceptions in 2014. He led the nation in interceptions in 2013 with eight. That helped make him one of the bright spots of an ugly season for Virginia. The junior also had 80 tackles with six passes broken up and a forced fumble that year. Harris displayed good instincts to go along with speed and athleticism.
Rd. 3, Pk. 34
Ali Marpet, G/OT, Hobart
The Chiefs add a potential starter at center after losing Rodney Hudson in free agency.
Division III star Marpet had a breakout Senior Bowl. He got better each practice and held his own against the tougher competition. Marpet was a gritty blocker who showed the strength and athleticism to win his blocks. After a nice week in Mobile, the Hobart product continued his upward climb with his Combine performance. Marpet recorded the fastest 40 times in his class and had an official time of 4.98 seconds. He also moved smoothly in the field drills and showed some natural athleticism.
Pick change; previously Reese Dismukes, C
Rd. 4, Pk. 19
Mike Hull, ILB/OLB, Penn State
The Chiefs drafted some inside linebackers a few years ago, but players like James-Michael Johnson have yet to break out. Kansas City could use another option on the inside.
Hull (6-0, 237) had a quality senior season for the Nittany Lions as he was a quality run-defender and was decent in pass coverage. Hull totaled 107 tackles with 10.5 for a loss, three passes broken up, one interception and one forced fumble in 2014. He had a decent week at the Senior Bowl, but didn't really stand out. Hull went on to record a faster than expected at the Combine (4.68 seconds).
The Chiefs need receiving help and could consider moving up for a top WR, but they'd have to give up a lot to do that. They got Jeremy Maclin in FA, but they'd love to get another talented WR. Jaelen Strong is big and speedy and would look nice across from Maclin. Strong has the size to be a #1 WR but still needs some refinement, but he should be able to develop into a solid receiving option for the Chiefs.
Andy Reid does not mind troubled players if they have talent. See Michael Vick. The Chiefs signed Jermey Maclin but need to compliment him with a big body WR. Green-Beckham would be the top WR in the draft if it were just based off talent. But his off the field problems are severe but the Chiefs need the help more than anyone as they were the only team last year to not have a WR score a TD.
Berry's career is over. Its a sad story, a guy with his talent has his career cut short. KC is going to have to move on. Collins who is easily the top S in the draft makes a lot of sense here. He is more like a LB when he moves into the box and has adequate coverage abilities. I like Collins more then most and I can see him going before pick 18. I think it will be hard for KC to pass on him if he is available.
Despite signing Jeremy Maclin, WR is still a need for the Chiefs, but not so much that they have to spend a first round pick on one. Alex Smith didn't look as good without Brandon Albert protecting his blindside and former number one pick Eric Fisher still struggling. Peat is a natural pass blocker with good hands and lower body strength so he can stand his own against top pass rusher. Many scouts like him as a RT instead of a LT, but he can definitely play LT in Andy Reid's system.
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Wide receiver would be best case scenario for the Chiefs, but any of the remaining prospects would be a huge reach here. So unless the Chiefs trade down, offensive line is the only other thing that makes sense here.
**Previous pick: DeVante Parker, Wide Receiver, Louisville