Chiefs And The Need For Inside Linebackers
They Must Be Able To Stop The Run
The Chiefs must address the inside linebacker position.
Last year Justin March-Lillard was out for most of the season with a broken bone in his hand. March-Lillard had risen to starter after being undrafted a year ago.
One of the true leaders on the defense, Derrick Johnson, once again missed the rest of the season after another torn achilles. Johnson was part of the Carl Peterson regime to show how long he has been here.
The Chiefs have addressed some depth along the defensive line with the signing of Bennie Logan which should help freeing the inside linebackers so they can roam the field and make plays. Last year the Chiefs finished 26th in the NFL at stopping the run. If they are to make it past the divisional round this must be addressed in the draft.
So along with QB I feel that inside linebacker is the next position that has to be looked at early for the Chiefs. Not only look at it but spend at least 2 of your 10 picks on the position.
Here are some guys that would help in the 2017 draft:
Zach Cunningham - Can play both inside and outside. He led the SEC in tackles this season.
Jarrad Davis - Instinctive linebacker who missed the combine while recovering from injuries. Davis could be a late first round or early to mid round selection.
Raekwon Mcmillon - Probably a second rounder, but can fly to ball at 6'2" 240 lbs.
Anthony Walker Jr - Possibly a 3rd rounder.
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