Hey Kansas City fans, my name is Jake and I am one of the writers for BattleRedBlog, the SB Nation site devoted to the Houston Texans. I’m sure I’m not the first blogger from another team to visit your site and post something arbitrary because it happens regularly at BRB. Sometimes it is relevant to either the Texans or the NFL at large and worth reading, and other times it can be the opposite.
I just completed a Mid-offseason Mock Draft, and wanted to share who I selected for your team with you. I hope this isn’t a waste of your time and welcome feedback whether it is negative or positive. Below is the excerpt of who I thought the Chiefs would take and why, as well as possible alternatives. If you would like to view the entire Mock Draft to see how I got to your pick, simply follow the link above in the beginning of this paragraph.
3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry/OLB/Wake Forrest (Previous Pick: Everette Brown) – Curry is a rare commodity in that analysts unanimously describe him as a “lock”. The only criticism of Curry is a slight deficiency in pass coverage and lack of experience in rushing the passer, but overall he’s got both game film and Combine measurables to help his case as the best defensive player in the Draft. Some have speculated that the Chiefs could try to trade down with Cleveland in an effort to acquire Crabtree instead, but I don’t buy this. The reasoning for the proposed trade is that Scott Pioli is a New England guy, and New England has always had great WR duos specifically citing Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Welker was an undrafted FA, and before Moss New England featured the likes of Troy Brown, Jabar Gaffney, Chad Jackson, Deion Branch and David Patten. The highest drafted WR was Jackson in the second round, and look how that turned out for them, and before you throw Branch in my face, you have to remember that he was a relatively unknown player before his SuperBowl MVP performance. The Chiefs will take a defensive player, and there’s no one in this year’s Draft class safer than Curry.
Thanks for your time, good luck in the Draft.