ESPN’s Steve Muench is identifying day one, two and three prospects that are good targets for each team. Because the Chiefs don’t have a day one pick, he doled out two prospects that make sense for the Friday session. The three players are:
Day Two: Billy Price, OG, Ohio State (Draftmas List Profile)
Day Two: Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane
Day Three: Kylie Fitts, EDGE, Utah (Draftmas List Profile)
You might be familiar with my opinions of Price and Fitts, as they have already been added to the Draftmas List (links above). Price’s draft stock dropped some with a pectoral injury suffered at the NFL Combine. He was in some day one discussions before that. I’m obviously a fan. Fitts is an old-but-intriguing EDGE prospect that tested well at the Combine. He’s a developmental prospect I would happy to see in Kansas City.
We haven’t talked about Nickerson. While day two might be a little rich for me, he was heading for the Draftmas List this week anyway. So, without further or due...
Parry Nickerson, Cornerback
5’ 10” | 182 lbs. | Tulane
Projected Draft Range: day three
Games watched: Memphis 2016, Memphis 2017, SMU
Prospect grade (out of 100): 69.9
I would take him in the: late fourth to early fifth
One sentence bio: Lousiana native, two-star recruit turned bonafide draft prospect.
One sentence scouting report: Quick, fluid, competitive but slight-framed corner.
Why he fits in KC: Nickerson’s slight frame might limit him to the nickel, but he plays bigger than he is. Nickerson is competitive against any body type, and he will do whatever he can to fight. He pairs his mentality with quickness and fluidity to change direction with ease. He’s active with the ball in the air and shows good closing speed. While he gets bullied at the top of routes a little too much, Nickerson still should be able to carve out a role in the NFL if he can stay healthy and continue to develop the nuances of the position.
Nickerson would be a great addition to the roster, allowing for more flexibility for Kendall Fuller and depth at the position.