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The KC Chiefs went through the first round of the draft without making any moves (after using their pick to trade up for Patrick Mahomes last year). So we wait for the Chiefs moves on day two which includes rounds two and three. Here’s who they should consider.

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Carlton Davis #6 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates with fans after the victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama.
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You’ve seen my top 100 prospect list. Now let’s get into specific day one, two and three targets for the Chiefs. There are a few players in my top 100 that are day three targets that will be mentioned later.

These are Draftmas List players I’m eyeing on day one and two, as well as where they sit on my big board.

We’re also going to add a few players that haven’t yet been revealed on the Draftmas List with a quick review of why they would be good fits. All other players have been profiled on the podcast or on Arrowhead Pride. You can click on the links for each player to access where they’re profiled.

Chiefs Day Two Selections:

  • 2nd round - 54
  • 3rd round - 78 (from Washington)
  • 3rd round - 86

NOTE: These players have been placed on the board based on grade and positional value. This is not a Chiefs-specific top 100 but rather a global representation of how I view the prospects. There might be instances where I would prefer a lower ranked player on the board based on need and depth of the position.


19. Jaire Alexander, Cornerback

22. DJ Moore, Wide Receiver

29. Isaiah Oliver, Cornerback

31. Isaiah Wynn, Offensive Guard

33. Braden Smith, Offensive Guard

35. Justin Reid Safety

39. Dallas Goedert, Tight End

40, Mike Hughes, Cornerback *Off-field concerns

41. Equanimeous St. Brown, Wide Receiver

42. Jessie Bates III, Safety

43. Genard Avery, EDGE (Third round value based on fit)

44. Lorenzo Carter, EDGE

46. Frank Ragnow Center

47. Ronnie Harrison, Safety

49. Ian Thomas, Tight End

50. Billy Price, Offensive Guard

52. Mike Gesicki, Tight End

54. Hercules Mata’afa, EDGE

55. Carlton Davis, Cornerback

6’ 1” | 206 lbs | Auburn

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Draft Range: day two

Games watched: Clemson, Georgia, Missouri

Prospect grade (out of 100): 81.1

I would take him in the: late second to early third

One sentence bio: Florida native and 31 game starter for the Tigers.

One sentence scouting report: Big, physical press corner with a nasty streak.

One play:

Why he fits in KC: If the Chiefs don’t trade up for one a cornerback, Carlton Davis could be an excellent consolation. Davis excels as a press corner. His physical play isn’t limited to the passing game. He’s a willing hitter in the run game as well. Davis’ playing style would be a welcomed addition to the roster. He could start in 2018 if he is selected by the Chiefs.

59. Josh Sweat, EDGE

61. Uchenna Nwosu, EDGE

64. Rasheem Green, EDGE

6’ 4” | 275 lbs | USC

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Draft Range: day two

Games watched: Ohio State, Texas, UCLA

Prospect grade (out of 100): 80.0

I would take him in the: late second to early third

One sentence bio: LA native and five-star recruit who will still be 20 years old on draft day.

One sentence scouting report: Powerful, athletic edge rusher who still has plenty of room for growth as a player.

One play:

Why he fits in KC: There may not be a ton of top-tier EDGE players in this class, but Rasheem Green could be an excellent value in round two. Green fits the athletic profile of Justis Mosqueda’s force player metrics and shows that ability on tape. Still twenty years old on draft day, Green has plenty of upside as a player. Allowing Green to focus on being a full time stand up edge could help him to carve out a role early. The upside is immense with Green. I would be happy for him to develop here.

65. Holton Hill, Cornerback *Off-field concerns

66. Terrell Edmunds, Safety

68. Dorance Armstrong, EDGE

69. Kyzir White, Safety

73. Anthony Miller, Wide Receiver

74. M.J. Stewart, Cornerback

5’ 11” | 200 lbs | North Carolina

NCAA Football: Virginia at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Draft Range: day two

Games watched: Clemson, Stanford

Prospect grade (out of 100): 78.1

I would take him in the: third round

One sentence bio: Senior Bowl participant whose dream is to own a gym.

One sentence scouting report: Quick cornerback who should be able to play inside and outside.

One play (courtesy KelceKrazies):

Why he fits in KC: Stewart provides some much-needed flexibility to the cornerback group. He could give Kendall Fuller the chance to stay outside if the Chiefs so choose. Having two versatile cornerbacks that can play inside and outside would be a good thing to have from a personnel standpoint. Stewart is quick, fluid and smart. He would be a smart addition, especially if he falls into round three.

75. Nathan Shepherd, Defensive Lineman

76. Isaac Yiadom, Cornerback

80. Arden Key, EDGE

6’ 5” | 238 lbs | LSU

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Draft Range: YOU TELL ME, BUDDY

Games watched: Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss

Prospect grade (out of 100): 77.0

I would take him in the: third round

One sentence bio: Missed time due to shoulder injury, left program for undisclosed reasons.

One sentence scouting report: Top-10 talent with a variety red flags to be sorted through.

One play:

Why he fits in KC: Key is the biggest mystery of the draft. No one knows where he will be drafted. He ran poorly at his pro day and lacked the density people hoped to see in his frame. On tape, Key flashes special moments. He was a top ten player on my board at one point, but a laundry list of concerns has pushed him into this draft range. I’d start thinking about Key in round three. The risk could be worth the reward. If he reclaims his old self, he is the steal of the draft.

81. Tarvarus McFadden, Cornerback

85. Tim Settle, Defensive Lineman

87. Deadrin Senat, Defensive Lineman

89. Quenton Meeks, Cornerback

6’ 1” | 209 lbs | Stanford

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Draft Range: late day two to early day three

Games watched: Cal, Notre Dame, TCU, Washington State

Prospect grade (out of 100): 75.6

I would take him in the: third round

One sentence bio: Academic standout whose father was an NFL assistant coach.

One sentence scouting report: Young, physical press corner whose best days are ahead of him.

One play (courtesy KelceKrazies):

Why he fits in KC: Meeks’ best football is certainly ahead of him. He’s got a great frame and is a smart player with plenty of projection left in his game. He’s a good tackler and sound in coverage. If the Chiefs wait until round three to address the cornerback position, Meeks would be a good value and a welcome addition.

91. R.J. McIntosh, Defensive Lineman

AP Chiefs Draft Show

We’ve had discussions on several these players and more on the AP Chiefs Draft Show. You can find us on the player below, iTunes and Google Play.

What my grades mean

As a refresher, so you know what the grading scale we use on the show and in this article equates to, here’s a helpful chart:

Grading Scale

Score Draft Range
Score Draft Range
100 #1 Pick
95 - 99 2-5
93 - 94.99 6-10
87.5 - 92.99 11-32
83.75 -87.49 Early 2nd Round
82.5 - 83.74 Mid 2nd Round
81.25 - 82.49 Late 2nd Round
75 - 81.24 3rd Round
70 - 74.99 4th Round
68.75 - 69.99 5th Round
62.5 - 68.74 6th - 7th Round
57.5 - 62.49 Priority FA