2010 NFL Draft: The Kansas City Chiefs Draft LB Cameron Sheffield

And the Chiefs have completed their second pick of the fifth round by taking Troy LB Cameron Sheffield.

NFL.com has some info on him:

Sheffield was a productive, three-year starter in college. He has a good combination of size and strength for the position with average athleticism. He is a tough competitive defender but lacks explosiveness on contact. Leverages the ball well versus the run but doesn't have the same instincts and reactions versus the pass.

He lacks great edge quickness when rushing the passer but has enough variety with his moves and counters to be effective. He is a solid wrap-up tackler in confined areas but lacks great lateral agility and quickness in space to be reliable. Sheffield is a bit of a 'tweener and may not have enough overall skills to push for a starting position at the next level.

NFL Draft Bible tweeted out a similar thought on Sheffield: "Chiefs select Cameron Sheffield of Troy, a hybrid-type player who might struggle to make other teams rosters but should stick in KC."

The Chiefs went linebacker probably later than most thought. Sheffield played defensive end at Troy but figures to be an outside linebacker in the Chiefs' 3-4 defense.

I know a lot of you were clamoring for a nose tackle. Apparently, Scott Pioli and his scouts didn't think highly enough of any of the NTs out there to draft them.

The Chiefs draft is done, pending any trades. Definitely keep watching in case that happens.

Quick thoughts on Cameron Sheffield in the Red & Gold?

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