So with that knowledge in hand, here are some draft gems that might be good fits for Kansas City on Friday and Saturday.
Round #2 Tackle Justin Pugh (Syracuse) - Assuming the Chiefs do in fact trade Left Tackle, Branden Albert, to the Dolphins for a second round pick, they could certainly go any direction with the extra pick. And let's assume the Chiefs did take a mammoth tackle in round one, how about another? Pugh is a guy that's on KC's radar and if the Chiefs slide out of the top spot (more on that in our last pre-draft preview), they could still use another tackle. Granted Pugh has a short wingspan and ultimately may be a better guard than right tackle. But the Chiefs don't know what they have in second year man Donald Stephenson so trading Albert for Pugh has some merit for KC.
Round #3 Center Travis Frederick (Wisconsin) - Sure he's the top center in this draft but the run for quality snap men may not happen until the top of the third round. But if Arkansas Quarterback, Tyler Wilson, is still on the board, don't be shocked if he, not Frederick, ends up a Chief. And if that happens, then they can go into camp with some competition for incumbent center, Rodney Hudson. May the best man win!
Round #4 LB Jonathan Bostic (Florida) - There is a real debate that the Gator linebacker will make it to Saturday. On the down side, he overruns plays but when he gets a hold of someone he generally brings him down. But he's versatile enough to play inside linebacker in the Chiefs 3-4 and 4-3 schemes. He's raw but has a huge upside. The Chiefs are desperate to find someone to play next to All Pro Linebacker, Derrick Johnson. And should the Chiefs fail to sign veteran Karlsos Dansby, and in fact even if they do, Bostic make far too much sense to pass on for Kansas City.
Round #5 G Hugh Thornton (Illinois) - Yeah I know dipping in the same pool that's already produced a pair of under achieving Chiefs guards, Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah is risky. But they need depth and insurance one or the other fail to make an impact in 2013. And should Geoff Schwartz not be retained in 2014, Thornton could be nice find in round five. And in fact of the three Illinois Guards, he may indeed be the best.
Round #6 QB Sean Renfree (Duke) - Provided the Chiefs don't tip the scales and shock the world by taking Matt Barkley in round one or the aforementioned, Mr. Wilson, in round two or three, the Blue Devil Quarterback certainly is an interesting prospect. He's smart, throws a decent ball, mechanics are good and he took a beating playing with five awful offensive linemen in front of him last season. That tells me he's a warrior and a perfect to learn the Chiefs offense behind veteran, Alex Smith, for the next couple of seasons.
Round #7 TE Mychal Rivera (Tennessee) – Ok he's way down the Tight End list. But he's 6'3" tall and tips the scales at nearly 245 pounds. He has decent hands, can block and something tells me this kid has some NFL potential. With the jury out on Tony Moeaki and KC already committing four years to former Miami Dolphins tight end, Anthony Fasano, they still need to be three deep at the tight end position. So why not take a flyer on a big strong kid who needs a lot of coaching. He's certainly worth a seventh rounder.
Next Up: Trade the #1
Chiefs 10 Days to #1: Dump Albert
Chiefs 9 Days to #1: Sign Dansby
Chiefs 8 Days to #1: Add Bradshaw
Chiefs 7 Days to #1: Trust Hudson
Chiefs 6 Days to #1: Another Quarterback?
Chiefs 5 Days to #1: Bowe Show
Chiefs 4 Days to #1: Tony Moeaki
Chiefs 3 Days to #1: Andy Reid
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