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Chiefs 2018 draft pick Armani Watts is getting positive reviews

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The most popular Chiefs draft pick so far is Texas A&M S Armani Watts. Here’s what the media is saying about the fourth round pick.

The Kansas City Chiefs used their fourth round pick on S Armani Watts out of Texas A&M and he is a fourth round pick that many people have heard of (always a good sign). Watts is the most clutch player in this draft class and he is a member of the KC Star Terez Paylor’s all-juice team which is another good sign.

The reaction to this pick was quickly much more positive than any other pick so far. The Chiefs drafted three other defensive players on day two (LB Breeland Speaks, DT Derrick Nnadi, LB Dorian O’Daniel) but the initial reaction to Watts has been the best. We ask our readers to grade each pick and this one is looking like the most amount of As and Bs.

Reactions to Chiefs drafting Armani Watts

KC Star’s Terez Paylor: Watts is considered an aggressive run defender who also possess range to cover a deep half, according to draft analysts.

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller: Armani Watts could be one of the best safeties to come out of this class. His athletic ability, field awareness and ball skills make him a dangerous free safety prospect. Concerns over his injury history, size and inability to tackle will scare teams off. There is no doubt he is a ball hawk, though.

Fansided: He is a great fit for the Chiefs in that he can slide right into the free safety spot next to all-world strong safety Eric Berry. Watts is best fit as a free safety at the next level and he will immediately compete for that job with the Chiefs.

The (other) AP: Watts was a four-year starter for the Aggies. He made 82 tackles with four interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior, landing him third-team All-America honors. He fills another pressing need after the Chiefs released veteran safety Ron Parker this offseason, and with Eric Berry returning from a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.