The early returns on the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 draft class are ... very good. Chiefs CB Marcus Peters and C Mitch Morse in particular have played better than I think many of us expected. Even though they were high picks, they're playing better than many analysts had ranked them.
As evidence of this, ESPN's Mel Kiper recently ranked the top 20 rookies in the NFL. The Chiefs had two players on that list: Marcus Peters, who was ranked NUMBER ONE, and Mitch Morse, who was ranked NUMBER THREE.
Pretty good, eh?
Kiper on Marcus Peters: "Heading into the draft, I wrote "On tape alone, he has an argument as the top cornerback in the class." Peters looks like it so far. He has an interception in each of his first two games, including a pick-six against Peyton Manning in Week 2. So far, so good."
Marcus Peters making early bid for defensive rookie of the year.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) September 18, 2015
Kiper on Mitch Morse: "I knew the Chiefs were interested in Morse going into the draft, but I can tell you they had him rated a lot higher than I did. This is a case of them seeing a perfect fit, and Morse has looked the part of a veteran through two games."
Re-watching Mitch Morse vs DEN. He's going to be a top 5 center by season's end. He's too smart, too athletic and too well coached— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 23, 2015