Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chiefs Draft 2014

Boom or Bust

Well, this has truly been interesting. I can't help thinking that the Chiefs have either got it spectacularly right or spectacularly wrong!

Before the draft almost all the pundits had the Tribe taking a wide receiver with the first pick. Many names were mentioned but any of them would have been a shoo-in. Trouble is the Chiefs were reading a different book!

This is the Chiefs 2014 draft class...

Round 1 (23) - Auburn LB Dee Ford
Round 2 (No pick)
Round 3 (87) - Rice CB Phillip Gaines
Round 4 (124) - Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas
Round 5 (163) - Georgia QB Aaron Murray
Round 6 (193) - Tennessee G Zach Fulton
Round 6 (200) - McGill OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Round 7 (No pick)

“The Kansas City Chiefs top need entering the 2014 NFL Draft was receiver, according a series of polls we ran asking KC Chiefs fans the team's top needs. Exiting the 2014 NFL Draft, receiver remains one of the Chiefs biggest needs.

Let's examine the Chiefs current receiver situation, before the draft and after the draft.
What the Chiefs did (or didn't) do at receiver in the draft

Until they sign someone else, it looks like Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery will be the Chiefs top two receivers once again.

The Chiefs did not draft a true receiver, a position Chiefs fans thought they would be addressing not just in the draft, but high in the draft. Fourth round pick De'Anthony Thomas out of Oregon will play all over, including some at receiver.”

Why did everyone get it so wrong?

Some of the reasons may be above, but it is hard to believe that the Chiefs don't have a Plan B, somewhere? No-body can really think that there isn't a serious effort afoot to find someone who was un-drafted and can challenge for a spot on the roster.

Or, is free agency still an option?

Looking at the draft picks it's hard to get excited. A QB in Round Five? A RB in Four? A tackle from Canada in Six?

I hope they know what they are doing, but it's looking like a boom or bust draft to me. If it works out it could be very good, if not, it's plummet time!