Chiefs Draft Day 2: Six to Consider

With the NFL Draft heading into day two, the Kansas City Chiefs found a shut down corner in round one. As the day moves into evening in rounds two and three this evening the team has a trio of picks to land three new starters. So whom should they select?

If the Kansas City Chiefs hold on to each of their draft picks tonight, they should be able to find starters that could fill key spots for this franchise. However to get the players they want, I suspect the Chiefs will have to be creative to move up in the second round without costing KC a third round selection later in the evening.

So whom should the Chiefs consider nabbing tonight?

1. ILB Eric Kendricks (UCLA) - He was the player I had hoped the Chiefs would draft in round one. The fact he’s slid into the second round tells me, not as many NFL teams are as high on the Bruins project as I hear, General Manager John Dorsey might be heading into the second day of the draft. As I’ve already stated, the position is thin next to Derrick Johnson. That position has to be addressed today.

2. WR Tyler Lockett (Kansas State) - Being the son of a former Chiefs great can be daunting task for any player. However, that won’t faze Tyler Lockett should he follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Chief this evening. If Tyler is anything like his father, Kevin Lockett, the Chiefs would be ecstatic. Of all the receivers that could be taken in the second round, Lockett is the best overall fit for Reid’s complex offense.

3. WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State) - It’s a shocker he wasn’t taken in the first round. However, he’ll be a hot commodity as the draft begins Thursday night. He has all the tools to be a top-flight receiver, and in the second round, he’d be the steal of the round if he fell to the Chiefs at pick #18. However, I doubt that’s going to be the case so KC would have to move up to get him. In my view, he’s worth it.

4. LB Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi State) – Next to Kendricks he’s the last inside linebacker the Chiefs are going to find tonight that could start opposite DJ this season. He can play all three downs, has a strong motor and play making abilities. Kansas City can’t enter the season without nabbing Kendricks, McKinney or Kansas Linebacker, Ben Heeney, between now and the end of business on Saturday. If not, they’ll have to search the waiver wire.

5. WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Oklahoma) - I’ve been told if the linebackers are gone when the Chiefs are on the clock in the second round, they are intrigued with the prospects of adding DGB to the roster. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb, that he’ll be the pick at #18 if he’s still on the board. However, if it comes to down to Lockett or DGB, I’d use every second of my clock time flipping the coin until a winner emerges.

6. C Ali Marpet (Hobart College) - I’m convinced he can walk into the Chiefs off-season program and become KC’s starting center in 2015. However, the Denver Broncos are also high on Marpet whose overall stock has risen from a third day draftee to a Friday evening pick. With the Chiefs passing on Cameron Erving in round one, a talent like Marpet is rare. If he lands in Kansas City, he could play ten years at center for the Chiefs.

What do Chiefs fans think?


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@ChiefsInsider Perryman/Dawson/Kendricks, Lockett/DGB, Perryman and either of those WR would be amazing. Then OL would be nice.

— Todd Hampton Jr (@ToddHamptonJr) May 1, 2015
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@ChiefsInsider depends who is there in 2nd I could see DGB, Perryman, maxx, Waldord, Darby, Marpet ect ect. So many names got wait to see

— ARROWHEAD ADDICTION (@ArrowheadAdictN) May 1, 2015
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@ChiefsInsider kendricks, A.J. Cann, Lockett. Or trade up and just get Kendricks before other people do and Lockett

— A. A. Ron Schmeichel (@BigSchmeic59) May 1, 2015
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If the Kansas City Chiefs hold on to each of their draft picks tonight, they should be able to find starters that could fill key spots for this franchise. However to get the players they want, I suspect the Chiefs will have to be creative to move up in the second round without costing KC a third round selection later in the evening.

So whom should the Chiefs consider nabbing tonight?

1. ILB Eric Kendricks (UCLA) - He was the player I had hoped the Chiefs would draft in round one. The fact he’s slid into the second round tells me, not as many NFL teams are as high on the Bruins project as I hear, General Manager John Dorsey might be heading into the second day of the draft. As I’ve already stated, the position is thin next to Derrick Johnson. That position has to be addressed today.

2. WR Tyler Lockett (Kansas State) - Being the son of a former Chiefs great can be daunting task for any player. However, that won’t faze Tyler Lockett should he follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Chief this evening. If Tyler is anything like his father, Kevin Lockett, the Chiefs would be ecstatic. Of all the receivers that could be taken in the second round, Lockett is the best overall fit for Reid’s complex offense.

3. WR Jaelen Strong (Arizona State) - It’s a shocker he wasn’t taken in the first round. However, he’ll be a hot commodity as the draft begins Thursday night. He has all the tools to be a top-flight receiver, and in the second round, he’d be the steal of the round if he fell to the Chiefs at pick #18. However, I doubt that’s going to be the case so KC would have to move up to get him. In my view, he’s worth it.

4. LB Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi State) – Next to Kendricks he’s the last inside linebacker the Chiefs are going to find tonight that could start opposite DJ this season. He can play all three downs, has a strong motor and play making abilities. Kansas City can’t enter the season without nabbing Kendricks, McKinney or Kansas Linebacker, Ben Heeney, between now and the end of business on Saturday. If not, they’ll have to search the waiver wire.

5. WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Oklahoma) - I’ve been told if the linebackers are gone when the Chiefs are on the clock in the second round, they are intrigued with the prospects of adding DGB to the roster. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb, that he’ll be the pick at #18 if he’s still on the board. However, if it comes to down to Lockett or DGB, I’d use every second of my clock time flipping the coin until a winner emerges.

6. C Ali Marpet (Hobart College) - I’m convinced he can walk into the Chiefs off-season program and become KC’s starting center in 2015. However, the Denver Broncos are also high on Marpet whose overall stock has risen from a third day draftee to a Friday evening pick. With the Chiefs passing on Cameron Erving in round one, a talent like Marpet is rare. If he lands in Kansas City, he could play ten years at center for the Chiefs.

What do Chiefs fans think?

@ChiefsInsider surprise name for KC in rd2 could be Indiana rb Tevin Coleman

— jmccarty1982 (@McCarty1982) May 1, 2015

@ChiefsInsider Perryman/Dawson/Kendricks, Lockett/DGB, Perryman and either of those WR would be amazing. Then OL would be nice.

— Todd Hampton Jr (@ToddHamptonJr) May 1, 2015

@ChiefsInsider depends who is there in 2nd I could see DGB, Perryman, maxx, Waldord, Darby, Marpet ect ect. So many names got wait to see

— ARROWHEAD ADDICTION (@ArrowheadAdictN) May 1, 2015

@ChiefsInsider kendricks, A.J. Cann, Lockett. Or trade up and just get Kendricks before other people do and Lockett

— A. A. Ron Schmeichel (@BigSchmeic59) May 1, 2015

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