The Kansas City Chiefs cornerback position is a weird one to look at. On the one hand, there is a lot of young, promising talent. Marcus Peters enters his second year, Phillip Gaines into his third and three drafted players this year. Those are five young players that the Chiefs like. On the other hand, the Chiefs don't have much in the way of proven corners ever since Sean Smith left. Sure, we're all excited about Peters but what else? Gaines was hurt, the rookies are unknowns ... we're just not sure where this position group is headed.
That's why I was interested to see Pro Football Focus rank all the cornerback groups in the NFL. The Chiefs came in right around the middle of the pack at No. 19.
Phillip Gaines has been solid in limited playing time, and the Chiefs will hope that the likes of KeiVarae Russell, Eric Murray, and D.J. White can stake a claim for playing time ahead of the underwhelming Marcus Cooper and Jamell Fleming.
I look at the Jets last year who looked like they were loaded at corner with Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine. Heck, even disappointment Dee Milliner was still young. But Cromartie and Skrine gave up more than 700 yards each and 10 total touchdowns. It just goes to show that we really have no idea how this list will look come next January.