With the 18th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have several options. They addressed several needs in this year's free agency period, most notably replacing the departed Dwayne Bowe with Jeremy Maclin. On offense, the line could use some help, and depth behind Maclin is lacking as well. The linebacker corps is solid, with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali rushing on the outside and Derrick Johnson manning the inside, but there are some questions on the line and in the secondary.
Our Ryan Bissell takes on the job as Chiefs' GM, and with the 18th pick, he has selected...
Andrus Peat, offensive tackle, Stanford
Weight: 315 pounds
Here's Ryan on the selection:
The Chiefs, and Jamaal Charles, need some help along the offensive line. Eric Fisher hasn't developed as quickly as the organization may have expected given that he was the #1 overall pick in 2013. That being said, he should benefit from a full offseason in 2015, which he didn't have last year due to shoulder surgery. Andrus Peat could step in at right tackle immediately and provide some competition for Fisher at left tackle.
The offensive line isn't as much of a priority as it was before the acquisitions of Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika, but KC still needs a right tackle. Peat has all the physical tools of a left tackle, but needs to improve his technique in pass protection against smaller, faster edge rushers. Fisher's presence at left tackle would enable Peat to adjust to the speed of the NFL without having to worry about protecting Alex Smith's blindside.
|1||TB||Jameis Winston||QB||Florida State|
|5||WAS||Dante Fowler, Jr.||OLB||Florida|
|9||NYG||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|
|13||NO||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|19||CLE (from BUF)|