Expert Picks on Chiefs 4th and 5th Round Picks

After adding some depth to the line in the 2nd and 3rd rounds (boring, but definitely important) the Chiefs made some noise in the 4th and 5th rounds, receiving mixed reviews from many of the “experts”. Personally, I really like both of these picks, but what do the experts say?

Devon Wylie, WR Fresno State

Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com – Grade C-

Devon Wylie is a slight reach here; he was more of a Round 5-6 prospect. The Chiefs were looking for a slot receiver because Steve Breaston probably won’t be around following the 2012 season.

Jason Chilton, CBSsports.com (BarkingCarnival.com) – Grade B

Wylie is very quick with good ball skills in the slot, and also shows promise as a return guy who can be tough to bring down on punts. Kansas City has size outside with Bowe and Baldwin and adds slot-type quickness with Wylie.

Jeremy Heneghan, 85percentsports.com – Grade B+

Has drawn comparisons to Wes Welker from a lot of people. Fast.

Keith Thomas, bleacherrreport.com – Grade C-

He did rebound from his injury plagued seasons to have a strong senior season in 2011, but with such a small frame, and playing such a dangerous position, this seems like a risky pick for the Chiefs to take this high. If he stays healthy, and bulks up, he can be a difference-maker on special teams.

 DeQuan Menzie, DB Alabama

Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com – Grade A-

DeQuan Menzie can play both cornerback and safety. Coincidentally, the Chiefs needed depth in both areas, especially the latter, since Romeo Crennel loves having three safeties on the field. Menzie was ranked No. 80 on Mike Mayock’s big board, so he provides really good value in Round 5.

Jeremy Heneghan, 85percentsports.com – Grade B+

Kirkpatrick got all the attention at Bama, but Menzie can hold his own as well.

Jason Chilton, CBSsports.com (BarkingCarnival.com) – Grade C-

An undersized safety prospect, Menzie nonetheless comes up hard in run support but there are many questions in coverage. The Chiefs’ other safety spot beside Eric Berry needs help, but not sure Menzie can fill the bill.

Farzin Vousoughian, bleacherreport.com – Grade B-

The Chiefs found a versatile defensive back in DeQuan Menzie, who can continue to add more depth to a position where cornerbacks and safeties are needed.


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