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1 (1) - Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan; 3 (63) - Travis Kelce, TE,
Cincinnati; 3 (96) - Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas; 4 (99) - Nico Johnson, ILB,
Alabama; 5 (134) - Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia; 6 (170) - Eric Kush, OC,
California (PA); 6 (204) - Braden Wilson, FB, Kansas State; 7 (207) - Mike
Catapano, DE, Princeton
Top Picks Analysis: The Chiefs chose the ceiling over the floor, taking Fisher
over the presumptive favorite to go No. 1 overall, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.
Joeckel, also a left tackle, was the far safer pick and ended up going No. 2
to Jacksonville. Fisher's advantage in athleticism, however, was enough to
convince new Chiefs coach Andy Reid and his hand-picked general manager, John
Dorsey, that the CMU star was the best option. The Chiefs then snared the
talented but troubled Kelce with the first pick in the third round. Reid
coached Travis' brother Jason in Philadelphia and believes he can get the most
out of a kid who is more of an old school in-line type in that he can block
and catch the ball. Davis is dynamic but coming off a down year after sitting
out all of 2011 due to injury.
Best Value Pick: Johnson is an assignment-sure, selfless beast of a middle
linebacker between the tackles who doesn't mind blowing up lead blocks so his
teammates can grab the glory and clean things up.
Questionable Calls: Davis is just not consistent enough when on the field and
has injury concerns to boot so it was more than questionable when Kansas City
called his name on the second day.
Summary: If Fisher is truly can't miss, this will work out just fine in the
end but Reid and Dorsey looked a little overmatched overall. The book on Reid
in his final years in Philly was that the game was slowly passing him by. His
first draft in K.C. won't do anything to dismiss those concerns.
FINAL GRADE: B-
Undrafted rookie free agent signings: Tennessee QB Tyler Bray; Kansas QB Dayne
Crist; Maryland LB Darin Drakeford; Ole Miss DE E.J. Epperson; Florida WR
Frankie Hammond; UW-Milwaukee Demetrius Harris (basketball); Ole Miss OL A.J.
Hawkins; Texas DB A&M C.J. Jones; Alabama A&M RB Kaderius Lacey; Sacramento
State TE TJ Knowles; Vanderbilt DL Rob Lohr; Missouri DE Brad Madison;
Columbia DE/OLB Josh Martin; Kansas S Bradley McDougald; Columbia OLB Josh
Martin; Kansas DE/LB Toben Opurum; Jacksonville State WR Rico Richardson;
Charleston RB Jordan Roberts; New Haven DT Raheem Stanley; Michigan WR Darryl
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