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Next steps for Kansas City Chiefs 2015 draft class

A year later and the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 draft class was very good. This could go down as one of John Dorsey's better drafts in his tenure because the Chiefs nailed their early picks while still getting some value and potential as the draft went on. I really liked this draft.

So where does the Chiefs 2015 draft class go from here?

1. CB Marcus Peters

Homerun pick. Dude was exactly what they said he would be in an ideal world. None of the negatives showed up last season (save a moment or two of frustration from Peters). I can't remember a pick in recent years that has gone as well as this. What if Peters wasn't the pick and Phillip Gaines got hurt? Who is the starting corner then?

Next step: Handle the pressure of being the No. 1.

2. C Mitch Morse

Slam dunk (or a homerun). Eric Kush would've been the Chiefs center but he's not in the league right now. Assuming these concussions are handled, he will be a longtime Chief.

Next step: Stay healthy.

3. WR Chris Conley

17 catches last year as a part-time player. Pretty much what we expected, right? The physical tools are still there for him to continue to grow. Probably not threatening Jeremy Maclin anytime soon as the top wideout but he doesn't need to.

Next step: Stay in the rotation with Rod Streater arriving.

3. CB Steven Nelson

We have our first player that didn't have a very big role on offense or defense. He projects as a potential contributor in 2016 - if he can beat out the competition in the Chiefs subpackages.

Next step: Get on the field on defense.

4. LB Ramik Wilson

Remember when he was running with the ones? Josh Mauga hasn't been healthy the entire time in KC so Wilson could very well have a role next season. If not, Mauga is the man in 2016 with Wilson coming in hot after that.

Next step: Beat out Josh Mauga.

5. LB DJ Alexander

Picked up a special teams player of the week award. He is worth it for the special teams.

Next step: Continue thriving on special teams.

5. TE James O'Shaughnessy

Ended the season on IR. He's in the running to be the Chiefs second or third tight end.

Next step: Beat out Brian Parker for the No. 3 job.

6. DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches

He wasn't a 16-game starter like another former sixth round pick in Zach Fulton a few years ago but he did get on the field.

Next step: Earn a role in the defensive line rotation with Mike DeVito gone.

7. WR DaRon Brown

Didn't make the 53-man roster. Complete unknown right now.

Next step: Make the roster.

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