The Chiefs drafted nine players this weekend and some of their picks are popular with the media. In a day two winners and losers post, SB Nation's Dan Kadar calls the Chiefs draft winners.
Finally, after adding Washington's Marcus Peters in the first, John Dorsey added nickelback Steven Nelson with a third-round comp pick, stocking the shelves even further at defensive back. KC now has Peters, Nelson, Sean Smith, Ron Parker, Husain Abdullah, Sanders Commings, Philip Gaines, Tyvon Branch and Kelcie McCray in their secondary, and hopefully they can get Eric Berry back soon as well. That's a strong group.
Indeed that secondary is looking very good. The Chiefs have done quite a job turning over a group that just a couple of years ago included Pro Bowlers Eric Berry and Brandon Flowers.
CBS Sports Dane Brugler's winners and losers column also lists the Chiefs as a winner.
I might be alone listing the Chiefs here as one of my "winners" from draft weekend, but I love what they did, adding two impact cornerbacks who will help right away with Washington's Marcus Peters and Oregon State's Steven Nelson. Kansas City also added an underrated offensive lineman out of Missouri, Mitch Morse, who can play any spot on the offensive line. The Chiefs drafted a pair of Bulldogs with wide receiver Chris Conley and linebacker Ramik Wilson - Conley tested off the charts while Wilson had excellent production in the SEC. And then in the later rounds, Kansas City was able to snag Southern Miss defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches in the sixth round, which is an absolute steal. General manager John Dorsey and his crew had a great weekend.
The best part about these winners and losers posts and draft grades is to go back in a couple years and look at these again. The best case scenarios we talk about with these players won't all happen. Some won't live up to their potential while others will excel and do much better than we thought. So if someone says your team's draft wasn't very good, just remember that you have no idea if they'll be good either.