The Chiefs are scoring more than enough points this season to win a Super Bowl. What they aren’t doing, is stopping opponents from engaging them in shootouts. There’s little doubt the Chiefs will spend significant draft capital on improving their defense this offseason.
The unit could use help all over the place, but the secondary, in particular, could use an infusion of talent. A top cornerback could certainly be a consideration here, but the value lines up best at safety. Kansas City could go in a few different directions, but picking a ball hawk like Johnathan Abram seems like the best choice.
He’s not the biggest safety out there, but his ball skills separate him from the competition. He isn’t going to mash people from the strong safety spot, but he can patrol the deep third of the field from the free safety position. Eric Berry fills that role now, but the two can be on the field a lot together in nickel packages.
It’s also possible the Chiefs could simply start both of them together. What they’d lack in physicality, they’d more than make up for in speed. The truth is Kansas City just needs to add the most defensive talent possible now and worry about fit later. Abram would be solid value late in round one.