With this years deep CB/S/LB class and Geno Smith not worthy of the #1 pick, a switch to the 4-3 would yield the best defense we have seen in KC in a long time and would look something like this.
STARTING S: -Eric Berry- -J.J. Wilcox-
STARTING LB: -Justin Houston- -Derrick Johnson- -Kevin Reddick-
With the plethora of "meh" QB talent in the draft this year (Wilson, Barkley, Glennon, Nassib, Manuel) the Chiefs should have no problem landing one of them in the 2nd round to come in and compete with a veteran they find through free agency or trade. This would allow them to take Alabama DE Damontre Moore with their top pick. Moore is far and away the most complete DE in this draft and by moving to a 4-3 the Chiefs would create a spot for him that doesn't exist with the 3-4 scheme they currently employ. Plus how awesome would it be to have a pass rusher who's nickname is "DaMonster" to route for on Sundays? Click the link below to see this Monster in action.
If things fall the Chiefs way Jordan Poyer will be available at the top of the 3rd round. The former safety has good size 6'0/185 which would compliment the smaller Flowers perfectly. He has 4.4 speed, good ball skills (7 INT) and would be an upgrade over Arenas who is better suited as a nickel corner. He was the best CB at the Senior Bowl IMO and lined up opposite the best Senior Bowl WR IMO (Markus Wheaton) every day in practice at Oregon State. Follow the link below for his college career highlights.
JJ Wilcox another Senior Bowl stand out was a WR/KR for his first 3 years at Georgia Southern, even lining up at RB on several occasions. Making the switch to SS in his senior year he tallied 84 tackles and 2 INT. NFL Network's Mike Mayock described him as "A 215-pound safety with corner feet" and he would be a steal if he fell to the Chiefs in the fourth round. Kendrick Lewis is in the final year of his contract and was not very good in the few games he was healthy enough to play in last season. The link below was the only tape I found of Wilcox on you tube. It's the 4th game of the season so he's still adjusting to the position change at this point but it's obvious that the skill set is there.
Kevin Reddick started all 4 years and led the ACC in tackles for a loss this season with 18.5. He would be an upgrade over Studebaker in coverage and is a real force stopping the run. He can get carried away at times and has a mean streak but playing alongside DJ the vet should be able to keep him from losing his cool. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report compared him to David Harris, he reminds me a lot of an early Navarro Bowman and would be a great young player to groom for taking over if Derrick Johnson decides to test FA in 2016. Every game I saw him play he seemed to get better as the game went on, below is a link of him going up against Mike Glennon and NC State.
Do you think the Chiefs would be better off switching to a 4-3 defense next season?
Yes, the 4-3 is a better fit for our roster and players available in the draft (6 votes)
No, the 3-4 has suited us fine for the last 4 years why change it? (57 votes)
Who cares we need a starting QB, everything else is fodder (24 votes)
87 total votes