Chief Concerns: Desmond Bailey (@CCWriterDez)
Sorry bub! Not doin any trade scenarios here. Whatever the Chiefs currently have to work with…that’s what I’m gonna work with. So here we go…
Round 1(1): OG Chance Warmack - Alabama – 6’2″ 317lbs
Warmack is a future Hall of Famer. He’s the Andrew Luck of offensive guards and is a BEAST. Taking him here adheres to John Dorsey‘s repeated ‘Best Player Available” doctrine. All that crap about not drafting a guard in the top 10 or top 5…that’s your grandfather’s draft logic. It’s a new age with a new CBA that eliminates the previous financial risks of paying a guard – taken 1st overall - like a veteran, All-Pro QB. Plus, when those do-over mocks for the ’13 draft come out in 5 years, Warmack will be a top-3 selection anyway. So screw the do-over! Let’s do the right thing right now – take Chance with the first pick, plant him on that left side next to Branden Albert and let Jamaal Charles destroy Eric Dickerson‘s rushing record next season!
Round 3 (63): S Jonathan Cyprien – Florida International – 6’0″ 217lbs
Aside from Eric Berry, none of the Chiefs safeties should feel…well…safe. I want a fierce, hard-hitting, coma-inducing competition at this position and tossing Cyprien into the fray would achieve that. He can play both positions but is most ideal as a strong safety as he relishes playing inside the box and near the line of scrimmage. He’s a playmaker, hard-hitter and trash-talker. I like that. Chiefs defense needs some more ‘tude. And if Berry, God forbid, goes down then in steps Cyprien who some feel could start from day-1.
Round 3 (96): NT Brandon Williams - Missouri Southern – 6’1″ 340 lbs
Williams is Dontari Poe with natural pass rush ability and that should scare the holy **** outta any offensive coordinator trying to keep his QB off of the Injured Reserve list. Williams is a high-character, hard-working kid with some rare athleticism and strength. More of my thoughts on Williams here….
Round 4 (99): QB Matt Scott - Arizona – 6’2″ 213 lbs
This is the Chiefs future at QB as he could come in and possibly beat Chase Daniel for the #2 QB spot. Scott has experience in systems with similarities to the West Coast Offense that Andy Reid coaches thus it’s no surprise that Reid also drafted Scott’s former teammate Nick Foles in ’12. See my previous piece on Scott for why he’d be a great fit in KC.
Round 5 (134): HB Zac Stacy - Vanderbilt – 5’8″ 216 lbs
This may be seen as a tad early for taking Stacy considering the backs the Chiefs already have on the roster. But he’s just too talented for me to gamble on him being available in round 6. As I stated in my profile of him, his game is reminiscent of Priest Holmes with ability that leads me to believe him highly capable of defeating Cyrus Gray and/or Shaun Draughn for a spot on the depth chart behind Charles.
Round 6 (170): OT Reid Fragel - Ohio State – 6’8″ 308lbs
This will prove to be a late-round steal! Fragel is a former tight end with all the tools to be a mainstay at right tackle for years to come. He has long arms and great upper body strength, is difficult to bull rush with good feet and a lean frame with growth potential. Fragel’s technique, though raw, is impressive and he has a mean streak to him. He plays mad and to the whistle. There’s that ‘tude again. Donald Stephenson would be the favorite to takeover the RT spot vacated by Eric Winston but Fragel - who some compare to Winston – won’t make it easy and should provide solid competition in camp.
Round 6 (204): ILB Vince Williams - Florida State – 6’1″ 250lbs
And they call him…The Destroyer. Love this kid! He’d thrive next to Derrick Johnson in the Chiefs 3-4. Not the best in pass coverage but sufficient enough for Bob Sutton‘s defense. However, vs the run and as a pass rusher, he’d upgrade the front-7. A fearless and fiery leader, Williams is a great value find at this late stage of the draft. Click here for a more in-depth take on Vince…
Round 7 (207): TE Dion Sims - Michigan State – 6’5″ 262lbs
When I watched HB Le’Veon Bell‘s film, Sims jumped out at me mainly because of his blocking ability. Big…strong…and powerful. Sims can maul people and drive defenders off the line of scrimmage as a run blocker and does a good job of stoning DE’s and blitzing OLB’s on the edge. Sims, however, is an underrated receiver. Armed with a basketball background, Sims has soft hands and a great feel for using his body to block out opponents for the ball. Not a vertical threat but excellent on short/ intermediate routes and is tough to bring down after the catch. Reminds me a lot of Alge Crumpler - the former star TE for the Atlanta Falcons.
Slap an “A” on this one folks. At first glance it isn’t sexy but it provides the foundations for the Super Bowl caliber team the Chiefs will field in 2015. Wait…say what? Oh…you disagree? Well then let me hear about it and don’t hold back…
Talk to ya later.