BY LIAM QUIBELL
Kansas City is having a year to remember as they currently sit 9-0, the best record in the league. Despite their great record, however, they have two games against the Broncos left as well as a Week 16 matchup vs. the Colts. But despite a tough last half of the schedule, it is safe to say the Chiefs will pick in the 25-30 range in the Draft.
Andy Reid’s boys are playing phenomenally, but there are still some issues they need to address, mostly on the offensive side, to take that next step.
Alex Smith is a decent NFL quarterback but I don’t see him taking a team to the Super Bowl. Next year will be a contract year for Smith, so drafting a quarterback early will put the pressure on Smith to perform and it will also give a young QB a chance to play. If the Chiefs decided to pick up a QB late in the first I can see them going with Derek Carr from Fresno Sate or UCLA’s Brett Hundley. If the Chiefs decided to go a different route in the first round, Georgia’s Aaron Murray or Alabama’s A.J. McCarron may be good pickups on Day 2.
With Dwayne Bowe in hot water and playing poorly it might be time to replace him. The Chiefs already have speedsters like Donnie Avery and Dexter McCluster, so they may be inclined to pick up a big target like Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews or Penn State’s Allen Robinson late in the first, or possibly Brandon Coleman from Rutgers or Devin Street from Pittsburgh in the middle rounds.
Anthony Fasano is playing well for the Chiefs this year but with little need for help on the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs might go out and get a TE in the middle rounds. Guys they might be interested in include Marcel Jensen from Fresno State or Arthur Lynch from Georgia.
If there is one position on the defensive side of the ball that needs help it is free safety. Eric Berry and Quentin Demps make up a great 1-2 punch at strong safety but a free safety like Lamarcus Joyner from Florida State in the second round would just make their defense that much stronger.