It's been a while since we've been OUTRAGED by something so let's remedy that by taking a look at the 2016 NFL mock draft from Pro Football Focus, which goes three rounds. For the Chiefs, this means only two picks because Roger Goodell climbed into John Dorsey's bedroom late at night and stole the Chiefs third round pick from him. Moving on...
The Chiefs first round pick in this mock is Ohio State CB Eli Apple. We are familiar with him as one of the three corners most often mocked to the Chiefs along with Houston's William Jackson III and Clemson's Mackensie Alexander.
The Chiefs second round pick is ... well, it's something. PFF sends a tight end to the Chiefs: South Carolina's Jerell Adams.
"More of a throwback tight end," PFF writes, "Adams is strong on the edge in the running game and he's a sneaky-good route runner up the seam. With Adams and TE Travis Kelce on the field, the Chiefs can create matchup problems for opposing defenses."
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. The Chiefs have four tight ends that they seem to like. Kelce, obviously, is the main one. Demetrius Harris recently got a contract extension, James O'Shaughnessy was a fifth round pick just last year and Brian Parker was claimed off waivers and played when O'Shaughnessy went on IR. The Chiefs would probably cut two of those players if they drafted Adams (assuming they don't keep four tight ends, which they could).
So, I get what two tight ends can do for you. I'm for it. Just not in the second round in a year where the Chiefs don't have a third round pick.
While I don't like spending a second round pick on a tight end, I do like the idea of having two talented tight ends that can play regularly. NFL defenses are getting smaller with more teams using more defensive backs. The Chiefs could respond by going bigger and utilizing two tight ends not only in the middle of the field in the passing game but also for the versatility two tight ends provide in the running game.