The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly missed out on the playoffs despite their 9-7 record in 2014, and they’re looking to make the offseason moves necessary to get them back to the postseason. However, drafting the wrong player or two could send them in the opposite direction. Here are the three players they need to avoid in the draft:
WR Devin Funchess, Michigan
No Kansas City receiver caught a touchdown pass last season, and the Chiefs really need to upgrade the position with a gamebreaking wideout. Funchess projects somewhere in the second round on most NFL draft pundits’ boards, but we’re not sold on Kansas City drafting him even in the third round if he somehow dropped. While he has the size to create mismatches, his lacks the build, hands, and finishing grit that a true top-flight NFL receiver needs to succeed on this level. He might put it all together, but right now there’s a lot of sizzle and not so much steak with the former Michigan Wolverine.
Eric Berry was the leader of Kansas City’s secondary, but his status is very much in the air as he deals with Hodgkin Lymphoma. Even if he does return, him and fellow starter Husain Abdullah are only under contract for one more season.
Holliman turned heads by picking off 14 passes last season, tying an NCAA record, but the combine showed he’s not very athletic, and he struggled to make tackles this year. He has a much better chance of being a bust than he does of exceeding expectations.
Dorial Green-Beckham has as much talent as any receiver in the draft, and at 6’6″, could provide the team with a big red zone target they’ve been lacking. However, numerous off-field issues – including burglary and assault charges – caused him to transfer from Mizzou to Oklahoma and raise giant red flags Kansas City doesn’t want to deal with.
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