Kansas City has two fifth round picks to work with in the 2017 NFL Draft. Expect them to find complementary pieces along their defensive line with these selections. Maybe going after TCU Horned Frogs edge rusher Josh Carraway could be the pick at No. 170 in the fifth round?
With the supplemental pick in the fifth round at No. 180, Kansas City should target a versatile defensive lineman in Keionta Davis of the Chattanooga Mocs. He could be a 5-technique defensive end in a 3-4 base, as well as a 3-technique in a 4-3 base. Bob Sutton will find some package for Davis to succeed in.
At the tail end of the sixth round, the Chiefs will have to pick two guys in the course of three selections. With the No. 216 pick, look for the Chiefs to go with UTEP Miners running back Aaron Jones. This looks to be a deep running back class. Maybe the Chiefs can extract value in the sixth round with Jones?
The last two areas Kansas City needs to address are tertiary needs along the interior of its offensive line. While taking Southern Miss Golden Eagles center Cameron Tom at No. 218 in the sixth round is a bit of a reach, Kansas City needs to take the best available interior offensive lineman with that selection.
While Kansas City will be reaching with Tom at No. 218 in the sixth round, the Chiefs will be getting an absolute steal at No. 245 by taking offensive guard Greg Pyke out of Georgia with its final selection.
Pyke’s draft stock plummeted his senior year for the Bulldogs because he had to play right tackle out of necessity on the Georgia offensive line. He should be going in the fifth round to play guard. Pyke has great leverage concepts and could be a great find on the offensive interior out of Georgia like David Andrews has been at center for the New England Patriots.