The Kansas City Chiefs made two draft picks on Friday, the second day of the draft. We asked Chiefs fans to grade each pick as it came in and have the results here.
The Chiefs second round pick of Villanova DE Tanoh Kpassagnon has some interesting results because I bet most votes didn’t know who he was when they voted. At least that was the case with me. I was barely familiar with Kpassagnon’s name only because I had recently perused some of the SPARQ scores where he ranks well.
The Chiefs used a fourth and seventh round pick to trade up in the third round of the draft for Toledo RB Kareem Hunt. Running back was a need and the Chiefs traded up for this guy so that says they really like him. When I see the Chiefs trade up for a guy I perk up a little because this front office has my trust. If they think he’s good enough for a trade-up, I can probably get on board with that.
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There is a ton of upside with Kpassagnon. He’s a massive athlete that will fit nicely on the Chiefs’ defensive line. But like the pick of Patrick Mahomes, you’re probably not taking him to get a lot of return in 2017. Kpassagnon needs to play with better balance and leverage, but he has the talent to get there.
To me, Hunt is the best pick the Chiefs have made yet. There’s no reason he can’t become the lead back in Kansas City and accumulate more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage as a rookie.
The skinny: Villanova doesn't put out a lot of top football players, but the Philadelphia crowd love seeing Tanoh Kpassagnon get picked. He's a very good five-technique with a lot of upside. The Chiefs got a starter in Kareem Hunt, an all-around player who can do it all.
When Kpassagnon was walking through the halls at the combine, fans headed for the NFL Experience at the same building peeled off and just started watching him. At 6' 7", 289 pounds, he is a massive, freakish specimen. He’ll probably be a DE in the Chiefs’ 3-4 front; he can slide further outside and add pass rush, as well. Kansas City will have to coach him up, but the baseline is fascinating.
You’ll likely hear a lot about Hunt being “underrated,” but … well, if everyone thinks that, is he really underrated? No matter the label, Hunt is a talented, almost Dalvin Cook-like back who can help on all three downs. The Chiefs traded up for this selection.
The Chiefs have four more picks on day three of the draft - two fifths and two sixths.