clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chiefs 2015 draft class shaping up to be best of the John Dorsey era

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

We can't yet totally speak to the quality of the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 draft picks (although they seem pretty good) but there's no question the Chiefs nailed it on the quantity part because the Chiefs have a lot of draft picks playing a lot of snaps.'s BJ Kissel posted the snap count totals for the Chiefs draft picks so far this year and the Chiefs 2,059 snaps for those picks lead the NFL.

The best part is that the most snaps played this year are coming from the Chiefs two highest picks -- first round CB Marcus Peters and second round C Mitch Morse. Both look like players that will have decade long careers in the NFL.

Peters is getting plenty of rookie of the year chatter. He was one of those guys that looked the part right away, acted the part right away in camp and now is proving it in the NFL. To be fair, he is giving up a lot of yards and touchdowns but he is aggressive in snagging three picks and defending at least 11 passes so far this year. No cornerback is targeted more in the NFL than Peters, which is why he ranks high in yards allowed but it's clear when you watch him that his ceiling is here.

Morse also looks like a hit if half an NFL season is any indication. Remember when Eric Kush was going to start? Morse took over the center spot from Kush and never really looked back. In fact, as BJ notes, Morse has played more snaps than any other Chiefs offensive player. Not bad at all, huh?

The Chiefs have six rookies with over 100 snaps so far this year. Another one, fifth round CB CB Steven Nelson, will hit 100 snaps shortly while sixth round DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches has seen some playing time. Seventh round pick WR Da'Ron Brown is the only one not to record a snap.

We're not ready to crown anyone yet but this looks like a good job by GM John Dorsey and his staff. His 2013 first round pick is starting to come around while his 2014 first round pick remains a question. This already looks like his best draft class as the Chiefs GM.

NEW: Join Arrowhead Pride Premier

If you love Arrowhead Pride, you won’t want to miss Pete Sweeney in your inbox each week as he delivers deep analysis and insights on the Chiefs' path to the Super Bowl.