Chiefs Draft Day: 11 Players to Watch

With the NFL Draft upon us, we pick 11 players that fans should keep an eye over the next three days. Will any of them become members of the Kansas City Chiefs? Time will tell but we like them nonetheless.

1. C/G Cameron Erving (FSU) – Versatile across the offensive line with abilities to play any position at a high level, Erving is the best center in this draft. While playing in an NFL style offense at FSU he possesses the ability to be an immediate impact day one starter.

2. WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri/Oklahoma) – With combined speed, athleticism, and rare catch radius, DGB is a receiving specimen who can challenge any defender with his height and hands. Along side Jeremy Maclin he would be a receiving threat in Kansas City this team hasn’t seen in decades.

3. CB Marcus Peters (Washington) – Possibly the best coverage corner in the draft. Peters brings instincts and disruption to the secondary that you can't teach. His ball tracking skills and ability to come down with the jump ball would be a huge addition.

4. DT/NT Grady Jarrett (Clemson) – With quick hands and great hand placement, Jarrett has the ability to attack the ball for quickly. That ability makes up for his lack of size. However, he’s adept against both the run and pass. Should have a lengthy NFL career.

5. T Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M) – Another versatile offensive lineman with quick feet and strong hands, Ogbuehi causes headaches for smaller sized pass rushers. Even though he needs a year of seasoning it can’t hurt to have another solid lineman in KC.

6. CB Eric Rowe (Utah) – Combined with Rowe's height and ability to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage he can disrupt shallow routes at the point of contact. Add that with solid tackling skills and the versatility to play both secondary positions, he would be an asset to any defense.

7. WR Tyler Lockett (Kansas State) – The local prospect has great speed, exceptional route running would make any NFL quarterback smile. Add that with his ability to get yards after the catch and can contribute on special teams off the bat. That makes him an explosive playmaker in many different ways.

8 ILB Ramik Wilson (Georgia) – He’s blessed with exceptional lateral footwork and second level abilities that allow him to slide from sideline to sideline finishing every snap of the ball. Would add instant depth to an already lethal defensive line in Kansas City.

9. G Jamil Douglas (Arizona State) – Potential opening day starter who has already shown in college flashes of brilliance. He possesses the ability to recognize and pick up blitzes better than most entering the NFL. If he’s not a day one starter, it won’t take him lock to become a man the Chiefs could count on to seal off the interior of their offensive line.

10. DE Cedric Reed (Texas) – Might be one of those rare NFL third day finds. Blessed with athletic abilities, Reed has an impressive inside pass rusher who understands the word leverage at the line of scrimmage. He never gives up and has the motor to pursue down field and make plays. Would be solid depth today with high upside in 2016 and beyond.

11. TE Wes SaxtonSouth Alabama – My favorite sleeper in the draft. Saxton has exceptional speed for a tight end standing at 6'3”. Add those attributes with the fact, he runs great route, solid hands and would make an incredible middle of the field and red zone threat for KC.

Photos: #1 CB Eric Rowe (Utah) & #2 CB Marcus Peters (Washington)


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