Chiefs take Ra’Shede Hageman. #KRM
Clay returns for his second pick today.
The Chiefs went from (2-14) two years ago to (11-5) last year under new head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey. To figure out what direction they may go with pick #23, I thought it would be helpful to see what their history was in previous drafts. Dorsey was Director of College Scouting for the Packers previously, so combining the two we get a history of 27 first round picks … and maybe a read on tendency.
Here is how it breaks down:
- 10 DL (6 DT, 4 DE)
- 5 OL (4 T, 1 G)
- 4 LB
- 3 WR
- 2 QB
- 2 CB
- 1 TE
- 0 RB
- 0 S
Really heavy on trenches and LB.
Some mocks I have seen call for them to take a WR out of need, but with the wealth of WRs in this draft and their history I think they may wait until the third round (no second round pick this year due to the Alex Smith trade).
After opponents figured out to double team Poe in the second half of the season, their pass rush suffered and I think they will look for a complimentary piece. Also factoring in: they lost starting DE Tyson Jackson this off season. So I’m going DE.
The two likeliest possibilities here are Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame) and Ra’Shede Hageman (Minnesota).
Stephon Tuitt 6’5″ 304 lbs.
Played in a 3-4 at Notre Dame and excelled as a sophomore with 12 sacks. Also a great run stuffer. Under the radar last year after working to come back from hernia surgery. Of the two, he is the better pass rusher and probably more polished at this point.
Ra’Shede Hageman 6’6″ 310 lbs.
Freakish size / speed combo. Would be a prototypical 3-4 DE. Biggest concern is stretches of inconsistency, but offset by the number of jaw dropping plays he made. Probably hasn’t scratched the surface of what he could do. Very similar if not even better body of work in college than Poe – and you see what the coaching staff did with him. Tons of upside – the pick.
Molto grazie Clay.