2013 NFL Draft Grades: Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs Draft Grade:


Round 1, #1 – OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan – Grade: A+

-Great pick here by the Chiefs, either OT was a fit and they really couldn’t have gone wrong here. Fisher should be a day one starter and help boost the play of the offense.

Round 3, #63 – TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati – Grade: B-

-A tight end wasn’t a bad position to address but this is a reach for me. Kelce could develop into a good starter, but they could regret passing on some of the talent still on the board.

Round 3, #96 – RB Knile Davis, Arkansas – Grade: C-

-Way too much of a reach here. Davis has had injury issues and lack of production this past year. This smells like an NFL Combine pick, and that just doesn’t make sense for the Chiefs.

Round 4, #99 – ILB Nico Johnson, Alabama – Grade: C+

-The Chiefs have an inside linebacking need, but Nico Johnson is about a 60 pick reach here. He’s a limited athlete that will at best be a two down player.

Round 5, #134 – CB Sanders Commings, Georgia – Grade: C+

-The value isn’t horrible here for Commings, but there was better CB and S talent still on the board. He’s a bit of a tweener and may be nothing more than a special teams player.

Round 6, #170 – C Eric Kush, California (Pa.) – Grade: B-

-Nice late round value for the Chiefs, Kush is a small school guy with some upside and potential.

Round 6, #204 – FB Braden Wilson, Kansas St. – Grade: C

-The Chiefs need a FB, but there were better names on the board.

Round 7, #207 – DE Mike Catapano, Princeton – Grade: C+

-Nice final pick for the Chiefs, Catapano is a guy with a little upside who could develop.

Overall: C

-This could really end up being a one man draft, and while Fisher is an impressive talent, they had three other top 100 picks, and just didn’t get the value they should have. They addressed some needs, but I see little present or future value from these prospects, beyond depth (excluding Fisher and maybe Kelce). Also, while the Chiefs perhaps feel they are closer to the playoffs (which does make some sense) Kansas City traded away a pair of 2nd round picks for Alex Smith, when it ended up that they could add Geno Smith in the first round or Mike Glennon in the 3rd round, or Ryan Nassib/Tyler Wilson in the 4th round. Kansas City may regret that trade if Smith can’t make this team a postseason threat.


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