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Chiefs draft rumor: Florida State CB Ronald Darby drawing 'great interest' from KC

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Beware of Kansas City Chiefs rumors one day before the NFL Draft.

With that said, we have a Chiefs draft rumor one day before the 2015 NFL Draft. A report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review connects the Chiefs to Florida State CB Ronald Darby.

Darby already has drawn the attention of teams looking to improve on their pass defense. The Kansas City Chiefs have expressed great interest with taking him with their first pick, but there are plenty others hoping he will fall to them later in the first round — including Super Bowl champion New England.

Not just interest from the Chiefs but "great interest"! I love draft season...

Darby, who says he played press coverage 90 percent of the time at Florida State, has been projected anywhere from the first to third round. The 5'11 and 193 pound cornerback shared a secondary at Florida State with CB PJ Williams, who could hear his name called on day one or two. The Seminoles were pretty damn good over the last couple of years so Darby has played in big games before. He has visited the Colts, who pick 29th.

This NFL.com profile of Darby sums it up well:

Cover corner with average size and outstanding speed. Has shown the instincts to play off coverage and the athleticism to play press. It is a bit of a concern that scouts and even opposing coaches have commented on Darby's toughness, but he doesn't have very many missed or broken tackles on his docket and his cover skills should be prioritized over his run support regardless. He clearly has starter's ability at the position.

The Chiefs actually have a second round pick this year, the first time under Andy Reid and John Dorsey, so this doesn't necessarily have to be a first round move if he falls. The Chiefs can get a quality cornerback in the second round, too. That said, I have no problem looking at the first round to find the next great corner.