This afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to have a chance to add another rookie into the fold with the 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft getting underway.
Only six players are up for grabs, including defensive end James Boyd and defensive tackle Nate Holloway from UNLV, DE Toby Jackson of Central Florida, wide receivers DeWayne Peace and O.J. Ross of Houston and Purdue respectively, and defensive back Damond Smith from South Alabama.
Matt Conner already did an excellent job of breaking down the process, so I'm here to state my thoughts on whether the Chiefs should take any of these guys.
Honestly, it would be tough for me to look at anybody on the defensive side. I'm not saying the team couldn't use help along the line, but Kansas City has invested plenty of time and money in that spot. It's time to let this coaching staff have a crack at the current roster and get the best out of Dontari Poe and Tyson Jackson.
At this point, it wouldn't be worth investing another pick when you already are losing a mid-round pick next season, most likely a second rounder. Don't forget, if the Chiefs use a third round pick to select one of these players, that's one less bargaining chip come next April when Kansas City might be trying to take the next step.
For the receivers, Peace and Ross are intriguing. At Purdue, Ross caught 56 passes last season for 454 yards and a pair of touchdowns. However, he was suspended midway through the year for violating team rules. At 5' 10'' and 190 pounds, is he really worth taking the chance on?
Peace is almost a carbon copy of Ross, hauling in 54 receptions for 603 yards and a pair of touchdowns. They also share the exact same size sans Peace being an inch taller. Of course, Peace also served a three-game suspension last year and has transferred twice from Arizona to Blinn College, and then to Houston.
Truthfully, Kansas City shouldn't waste time or a pick on any of these guys. Most likely, at least five of these players will go undrafted and be up for auction as undrafted free agents in a matter of hours anyway. At that point, general manager John Dorsey can go ahead and try to sign someone for what amounts to a tryout.
Ultimately, keep the picks Mr. Dorsey.