Alex Smith isn't very good, but his struggles haven't completely been his fault. The offensive line has been dreadful, as the entire nation witnessed in a recent Monday night blowout loss at Green Bay. Eric Fisher has been a huge disappointment, so like the Jaguars, Kansas City could be moving on from its 2013 first-round choice.
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Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Back-to-back offensive linemen for a head coach who loves bolstering the trenches? Makes sense to me. The Chiefs, as mentioned earlier, need major upgrades up front.
The Chiefs add a five-technique to team with Alvin Bailey and Dontari Poe. Mike DeVito isn't a long-term starter.
In 2015, Buckner has 21 tackles with four for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass batted. The 6-foot-7, 290-pounder has a similar skill set to former teammate Arik Armstead. Buckner recorded 81 tackles with 13 tackles for a loss, four sacks and four passes broken up in 2014. He could be in store for a big senior year, but Oregon's scheme doesn't lend itself to big sack totals as evidenced by Armstead and Dion Jordan.
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Will Redmond, CB, Mississippi State
The Chiefs add a corner to pair with Marcus Peters.
To start 2015, Redmond notched 19 tackles and two interceptions. The 6-foot, 185-pounder was a tough corner for the Bulldogs in 2014. He racked up 51 tackles with five passes broken up and three interceptions. It was his first season as a starter. Redmond is a physical defender who has upside to develop.