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Drafttek Grades on the Chiefs 2014 draft

Dee Ford OLB

Tamba Hali will turn 31 years old this upcoming season and will carry a cap number of almost 12 Million Dollars in 2015. These days, the NFL is all about passing and rushing the QB. Ford is a pure speed rusher that hits hard. Ford comes from a simple defensive scheme at Auburn. He needs a year of development and will serve as Tamba Hali's understudy in 2014. With this move, it's hard to see Tamba Hali as a Chief in 2015.

Grade: C+

Philip Gaines CB

John Dorsey passes on the taller CB's he prefers like Keith McGill and Pierre Desir to grab CB Phillip Gaines. At first, this selection is puzzling. Gaines is blazing fast with nice length. However, he is not strong enough to play press-man coverage. Look for Gaines to be in the starting mix at Free Safety and not Cornerback.

Grade: B

De'Anthony Thomas RB

After losing OW (Offensive Weapon) Dexter McCluster to the Titans, the Chiefs select OW De'Anthony Thomas. Is he a RB? Is he a Slot WR? Who really knows? He is electric. Look for Andy Reid to use him like McCluster, moving him around and getting him the ball in space. He also becomes a primary option in the return game. Highlight Video

Grade: A

Aaron Murray QB

Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have shown that shorter Quarterbacks can win in the NFL. Murray sets up fast in the pocket and can make all the throws. He is a battle-tested four-year starter in the brutal SEC. While there are durability concerns, the Chiefs add another developmental QB. It wasn't the biggest need, but the value Murray has at this point in the draft is hard to ignore. Highlight Video

Grade: B+

Zach Fulton G

John Dorsey goes back to the SEC to grab a three-year starter at Right Guard. Fulton is a smart, explosive player who can drive block and pass protect well. This selection is a slight head-scratcher, since Andy Reid's system asks his guards to be very athletic. Reid likes hig Guards to be able to get to the second level fast. Fulton may be a stretch in that re-Guard. Interview

Grade: C-

L Duvernay-Tardif T

The Chiefs finish their draft with a raw OT prospect from McGill. Few players come from Canadian universities. However, few players can carry a 4.0 GPA in medicine at an elite academic university. Laurent is a project with huge upside. He has the athletic build and ability to make a good NFL lineman. He is very raw technically. He will need time, but could emerge in year two or three. Highlight Video

Grade: A

Geaux Chiefs

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