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Reactions to Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell to the Chiefs in third round

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Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell was the Kansas City Chiefs third round pick.

What do we know about him?

It sounds like Russell could be a cornerback ... or he could be a safety! I know, this type of analysis is why you come to Arrowhead Pride. Whatever we call him, the Chiefs hope he can play, whether it's at corner or another spot.

The Chiefs have their top four members of the secondary in Eric Berry, Ron Parker, Marcus Peters and likely Phillip Gaines. Everyone else is competing. Can Russell beat out Steven Nelson? Will Jamell Fleming play in his move to safety? Those are a couple of big questions to answer along with the other players the Chiefs have on the roster and the players they will add (maybe around roster cut downs in August).

The Chiefs have two pretty good defensive back coaches in the Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas and Al Harris. They did well with Marcus Peters so they'll be tasked with Russell next.

Here's what they're saying about him...