One of those positions you can’t have enough of is cornerback. That’s considered a possibility for the Chiefs with the 27th overall pick or even later as Chiefs GM John Dorsey says this is the deepest cornerback class he’s seen in at least a decade.
“With the cornerback class this year,” Dorsey said last week, “it’s probably as deep a group of cornerbacks as I’ve seen in 10 years or so. I can’t remember the last time that ‘X’ amount of corners were taken in the first round. I think it may have been seven in the first round or something like that. There’s a chance there could be seven corners taken in the draft. Now, do I like the corners on our roster? Yeah. I do. I think there’s growth, development and some really good players on it. That’s not to say we won’t acquire some more corners because this is a league now a days where you can’t have enough of those good cornerbacks.”
The Chiefs have a lot of young players at cornerback but outside of Marcus Peters I’m not sure how much you can count on. Steven Nelson played a ton last year and did enough to come back. Terrance Mitchell was good for a short period of time - can he keep it up? Phillip Gaines is tough to rely on because of his injury history but if healthy he could be good. There’s plenty of what-ifs here but no sure thing so I could see the Chiefs going corner, especially if they feel they have another Peters-like player in this draft.
So, deepest in the last 10 years. What does that actually mean?