An unexpected move. On the other hand, perhaps, knowing Andy Reid, a sly shot across the bow of Reggie McKenzie. The Kansas City Chiefs’ mustached marvel of a head coach snagged Khalil McKenzie with the 198th overall pick on Saturday. The son of the Oakland Raiders general manager is now a Chief.
McKenzie, the Chiefs final pick of the NFL Draft, will move to offense and be a guard after playing defensive tackle at Tennessee. The elder McKenzie noted during the Raiders’ pre-draft presser he believes his son has the ability to play on both offense and defense and hinted a move to the offensive line would suit him best.
Apparently, Andy Reid was listening. If that does not stir the rivalry pot, what will?
Kansas City’s other Day 3 picks:
124th overall: Armani Watts, Safety, Texas A&M.
He closed out his Aggies carrier with 10 picks and five forced fumbles showing both range and instincts. His ability to cover man-to-man is his calling card but questions remain about his speed (4.64 40-yard dash) and agility (7.25 in cone drill).
196th overall: Tremon Smith, Cornerback, Central Arkansas:
Opened eyes with a blistering 4.32 40 and leaves Central with 15-career INTs. Made a splash returning punts and offers the jets to make an impact on special teams.
Where’s John Elway and what has been done to him? The Broncos continued a strong draft on Day 3 landing talented prospects.
106th overall: Josey Jewell, Linebacker, Iowa: The Hawkeye was an ace producer with 437 career tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss, six picks and a trio of forced fumbles. While his athleticism is concerning (4.82 40) he has the production to merit the pick.
113th overall: DaeSean Hamilton, Wide receiver, Penn State: A true technician at wideout, Hamilton is a crafty route runner who wins with his ability to confuse defenders. He closed out his Nittany Lion career with 18 touchdowns.
156th overall: Troy Fumagalli, Tight end, Wisconsin:
A receiving option who has a wide catch radius, Fumagalli offers little as a blocker. That can be improved, however.
183rd overall: Sam Jones, Guard, Arizona State:
Did not allow a single QB hit or sack in his final year as a Sun Devil. Yet, Jones was overpowered and is a poor athlete.
217th overall: Keishawn Bierria, Linebacker, Washington:
Disciplined and intelligent, Bierria lacks the speed and agility at the position in the NFL.
226th overall: David Williams, Running back, Arkansas:
A tailback that likely maxes out as a redzone hammer, Williams did finish his career with 15 touchdowns.
Los Angeles Chargers
Defense was the focus for the Bolts in Day 1 and 2 and the squad mixed it up on the final day.
119th overall, Kyzir White, Linebacker, West Virginia University:
A safety in college, White is slated to move down to LB and be a tone-setting tackler for the Bolts. His coverage skills can be an asset.
155th overall, Scott Quessenberry, Center, UCLA:
The top athlete amongst interior lineman, Que is a hard-nosed pivot who has battled shoulder injuries to head the Bruins’ line.
191th overall, Dylan Cantrell, Wide receiver, Texas Tech: A big possession wideout (6-3, 226), Cantrell has the hands to develop into another weapon in the Chargers’ vertical offense.
251st overall, Justin Jackson, Running back, Northwestern:
Accomplished runner who topped the 1,000-yard mark every season. Heavy workload is a concern, but there is no question what he can do with the rock in his hands.