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.


Hageman is a big bad man.

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.

Alrighty, next comes a fun pick:  Bengals by OXR.
Pick #TeamSelection
(linked to KRM post)
1TexansBlake Bortlesjpftribe
2RamsGreg RobinsonDave Kolonich
3JaguarsSammy WatkinsClevTA
4BrownsJadeveon ClowneyZarathustra
5RaidersKhalil MackPete Franklin
6FalconsJake MatthewsOXR
7BucsJohnny ManzielPeterM
8VikingsTeddy Bridgewatertrashycamaro
9BillsTaylor Lewanclay
10LionsHa’Sean Clinton-Dixbluedog93
11TitansAnthony Barrkanick
12GiantsEric EbronRod of Disaster
13RamsMike EvansMatt Borcas
14BearsAaron DonaldJRich
15SteelersDarqueze Dennard tmoore94
16CowboysLouis NixGrandRapidsRustlers
17RavensJustin GilbertMGBode
18JetsBrandin CooksZarathustra
19DolphinsZack Martintrashycamaro
20CardinalsCalvin PryorJRich
21PackersJace AmaroClevTA
22EaglesMarqise LeeGrandRapidsRustlers
23ChiefsRa'Shede Hagemanclay
24BengalsBradley RobyOXR
25ChargersKyle Fullertexinottawa
26BrownsDerek CarrChuckKoz
27SaintsOdell Beckham tmoore94
28PanthersXavier Su'a-Filojpftribe
29PatriotsTimmy Jerniganbluedog93
30NinersJason VerrettRod of Disaster
31BroncosCJ MosleyPete Franklin
32SeahawksCameron FlemingDave Kolonich
33 (2nd rd)TexansTroy NiklasMatt Borcas
34RedskinsStephon Tuittkanick
35BrownsRyan ShazierMGBode
  • this here is a solid pick. taking a needs inventory, the ol’ PFF charts show d-back as a need with kendrick lewis and dunta robinson moving on and brandon flowers coming off a down year. o-line also shows up as a problem on paper but it was eric fisher at the bottom of the stack rank and it’s just a bit early to pull the plug on last year’s #1. jeff allen fares poorly in the grading but he too is 24 and a former 2nd rounder so.. mabye throw some competition at him later.

    you might could look at fuller or roby or verrette at CB but they’re all in the second tier of CBs. seems probable that the chiefs could find a mcgill or jean-baptiste or gaines in the third round.

    hageman, as clay notes, is a prototype 5tech and those are hard to come by. layer on the need to replace tyson jackson and hageman is a sensible and good pick.

    • mgbode

      I agree. Someone is going to be very happy to get this guy at the bottom of the first round. Might as well be KC.

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