The Kansas City Chiefs haven't used a pick in the Supplemental draft since 1992. Could that soon be changing?
The 2015 edition of the Supplemental draft is coming later on Thursday a handful of players looking to make it to the next level. While Clemson OT Isaiah Battle has gotten much of the attention, the Chiefs have also shown interest in a 6'3, 244-pound tight end out of UConn named Sean McQuillan, according to a report from Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest. Read Herbie's report for some background on McQuillan.
The idea of adding a tight end is intriguing to me because that's one of the positions that concerns me the most. Demetrius Harris has been out with a foot injury but is supposed to be ready for camp. Still, he's an inexperienced former basketball player who just missed the entire offseason. I'm not sure how much you can count on him.
Additionally, rookie tight end James O'Shaughnessy has the experience issue. So, yeah, I would be in favor of adding another tight end -- just not through the Supplemental draft. McQuillian will be available as a free agent if not picked on Thursday.
As noted above, Clemson OT Isaiah Battle is the one most folks are talking about possibly getting picked. The last time a Supplemental draft pick was used was in 2012 (Josh Gordon) so it's certainly a possibility that no one is selected this year.
Adding a tackle would also be intriguing because the Chiefs are a little unsettled there. Donald Stephenson appears to be the top choice for right tackle with Jeff Allen perhaps serving as a swing tackle (when not playing guard). Both players are heading into the final year of their contracts so the Chiefs don't have much in the pipeline. Based on other projections of where Battle could go, the Chiefs would probably have to bid a third or fourth round pick to get him. And that seems high.
From what I can tell, this is a full list of the players eligible for the Thursday draft: Clemson OT Isaiah Battle, West Georgia DT Dalvon Stuckey, West Georgia DE Darrius Caldwell, North Carolina Central WR / KR Adrian Wilkins, UConn TE Sean McQuillian, Houston DE Eric Eiland, Kansas DB Kevin Short. Find scouting reports on the players here.