Second Round (46), Breeland Speaks, OLB
Analysts are very high on Speaks but people say that we picked him to high. I don’t think that the Chiefs needed to trade up ten spots to get him at 46. With that being said, I do like the pick, he has a high motor and that meanness that I think the Chiefs defense has lacked the last few years. His junior year at Ole Miss he had seven sacks playing defensive tackle. For the Chiefs he’ll make the transition to linebacker.
Third Round (75), Derrick Nnadi, DT
Nnadi will be a good gap plugger on the defensive line. His junior and senior year he combined for 9.5 sacks. While he won’t make an immediate impact or maybe not the biggest contribution, he’ll be a great gap plugger which allows the linebackers to swoop in and get all the tackles. I see Nnadi on getting in the defensive lineman rotation for the year.
Third Round (100), Dorian O’Daniel, LB
The 6’1, 215 lbs. Linebacker runs a 4.61 forty yard dash. I can’t see him playing linebacker for the Chiefs especially because of his size. I could see him dropping back to a safety role. He’s fast enough and he’ll know how to stop the run. At Clemson he contributed a lot on special teams so I can see him getting a lot of time there.
Fourth Round (124), Armani Watts, S
Could be the best pick for the Chiefs. Has a chance to start for the Chiefs this year, he has the instincts. SB Nation called him the most clutch player in the 2018 NFL Draft. At Texas A&M he had ten interceptions and 324 tackles in his career.
Sixth Round (196), Tremon Smith, CB
Was the first draftee to sign a contract with the team. He went to Central Arkansas but had a prefered walk on to Auburn. At the rookie mini camp he apparently went off. Breaking up passes left and right. He’ll probably play special teams and maybe work into the defensive rotation.
Sixth Round (198), Kahlil Mckenzie, OL
This is easily the most savage pick of the draft. He is the son of the Raiders General Manager,Reggie Mckenzie. At Tennessee he was a defensive tackle and didn’t live up to expectations, but the Chiefs have said they are turning him into an offensive guard. Chiefs GM, Brett Veach says he looks like “a first round draft pick” after the switch to OL. We’ll give him the preseason to see what he can do.