The Kansas City Chiefs 2015 roster just got a lot more crowded. The Chiefs drafted nine players to the squad this weekend in the 2015 NFL Draft. Nine picks is the most KC has had since the 2008 draft, which produced Branden Albert, Brandon Flowers, Jamaal Charles and Brandon Carr.
Here is the full 2015 NFL Draft results.
Welcome the Chiefs 2015 draft class
Click on the link for our story on the pick.
Round 1 (18) No. 18 overall (Washington CB Marcus Peters)
Round 2: (17) No. 49 overall (Missouri OL Mitch Morse)
Round 3: (16) No. 76 overall (Georgia WR Chris Conley)
Round 3: (34) No. 98 overall (Oregon State DB Steven Nelson)
Round 4: (19) No. 118 overall (Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson)
Round 5: (36) No. 172 overall (Oregon State LB DJ Alexander)
Round 5: (37) No. 173 overall (Illinois State TE James O'Shaughnessy)
Round 6: (42) No. 217 overall (Southern Miss DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches)
Round 7: (16) No. 233 overall (Northern Illinois WR Da'Ron Brown)
Chiefs select two WRs
Chris Conley was the team's third round pick and Da'Ron Brown was the seventh round pick. Conley was a big time performer at the NFL Combine this year and had a high yards per catch number for the Georgia Bulldogs last season. He could be competing for the Chiefs No. 2 receiver job, although the Chiefs ask a lot of their receivers so it could take some time. I don't know much about Brown right now.
Chiefs pick two CBs and two ILBs
The Chiefs used their first and third round pick on cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson. They used their fourth and fifth round picks on inside linebackers. Clearly the Chiefs thought these were needs following the 2015 season. The Chiefs needed to stock up at cornerback after losing Chris Owens last season and potentially losing Sean Smith to free agency next season. Over at inside linebacker, the Chiefs need to prepare for life after Derrick Johnson. He's 32 years old and coming off an Achilles injury, which is a concern even for someone like DJ.
Mitch Morse in round two is a surprise
I'm not an NFL scout but I pretend to be on the Internet. And on the Internet there were projections that Morse would be a mid-round pick. The Chiefs took him in the second round, which was a surprise to plenty of folks. He has experience all over the offensive line but GM John Dorsey said he will compete at center. That's competition for Eric Kush.
Another tight end to the mix
A second tight end was one of of the positions on our list of needs entering the draft. James O'Shaughnessy of Illinois State was selected in the fifth round. He'll be competition for Demetrius Harris for that No. 2 tight end role or as the third tight end in those sets.