Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports continues his ranking of each position group in the NFL. Up today is defensive backs and the Chiefs, surprisingly, don't rank that well.
Per Cole's rankings, the Chiefs have the 25th best secondary in the NFL.
Here's what he had to say:
25. Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs may have struck … OK, gold is too strong a word for the double-Brandon combo of Flowers and Carr at cornerback, but the pair of 2008 draft picks have been solid and certainly good enough for the type of defense the Chiefs want to play. The real key is FS Eric Berry. GM Scott Pioli went against his better judgment in taking a safety so high in the draft, but Berry provides ample reason. He’s a strong hitter and a ballhawk. Some see him as another Ronnie Lott. Even being just a little shy of that would be fine.
This is a little surprising to me. I figured they would be in the top half of the league.
That said, I do understand part of his logic. The Chiefs secondary is based very much on potential and not necessarily actual results. Sure, Flowers and Carr have been solid but we've been talking about breakout years with those two which would imply that they haven't broken out yet.
I definitely think 25th is too low and something in the mid-to-low teens would have been more appropriate.
By the way, the Broncos (4), Chargers (7) and Raiders (10) are all in the top ten.