2013 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Grade

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive tackle Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) as the first overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

1st Round 1st Overall — Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan — B+

Fisher has the most potential out of all the OTs in this draft. He will take over for Branden Albert if they have to move him. KC was in a tough spot here because none of the guys worth the 1st pick really fit a huge need.

3rd Round 63rd Overall — Travis Kelce TE, Cincinnati — B

Kelce is a very talented blocker who has a lot of potential as a pass catcher. He is one of the better all around TEs in this draft. He does however have some off-field concerns.

3rd Round 96th Overall — Knile Davis RB, Arkansas — D-

If this pick was made 2 years ago it would have been an A+, however after the injuries and the development of a fumble issue some wondered if he would even be drafted. However, because he blew up the combine someone reached big time on him.

4th Round 99th Overall — Nico Johnson ILB, Alabama — B-

Johnson can come in right away and compete for a starting job opposite Derrick Johnson. He is good against the run and always covers his assignment.

5th Round 134th Overall — Sanders Commings CB/S, Georgia — B

Commings is a guy who could have been taken late in the 3rd round. He offers versatility of being able to play CB and possibly even slide over to safety. Also has good hands.

6th Round 170th Overall — Eric Kush OC, California (PA) — C+

A guy who I has listed as a 7th rounder, so a little reach, but the Chiefs needed interior line depth.

6th Round 204th Overall — Braden Wilson FB, Kansas State – B

Reid likes to utilize the FB and Wilson is a good blocking FB.

7th Round 207th Overall Mike Catapano DE, Princeton — B+

Catapano has some pass rush ability but I’m not sure he can play OLB in a 3-4. Probably needs to add some bulk.

Overall Grade — B-

The Chiefs drafted some good players and got some good values. This draft could look a lot better in a couple years if the high risk players like Kelce and Davis pan out. Fisher should give them a top level LT for many years. Davis was the only real reach in this draft and brought their draft from a B to a B- for me.

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  • Guest

    I’ll admit Davis was a reach, but D-? He has enough upside to at least rate C-.

  • Blake Meek

    He was being talked about as going undrafted. Had they picked him 2 round later, I give it a C. In the 3rd with some of the backs still available and some of the other players still available it was a really bad pick.