The Kansas City Chiefs selected offensive lineman Mitch Morse out of Missouri in the 2nd round (49th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
A prospect thought to be capable of playing a number of positions, Morse will bring some much-needed versatility to a Chiefs offensive front that has struggled in recent seasons.
Following the free-agent departure of standout center Rodney Hudson, Morse may be expected to step in and compete for the all-important starting job in the middle as a rookie.
The Chiefs then selected receiver Chris Conley out ofGeorgia in the third round.
The Chiefs jumped up four spots to get their man, giving up their sixth-round pick (No. 193 overall) to the Minnesota Vikings as compensation. They likely made the move to leapfrog the Cleveland Browns, who had shown considerable interest in Conley.
Conley is a tremendous athlete who impressed at the combine and will join Jeremy Maclin in a completely overhauled wide receiving corps.
The Chiefs also drafted another corner.
Kansas City selected cornerback Steven Nelson out of Oregon State in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs took Marcus Peters with their first-round selection, illustrating they want to focus on improving their pass defense.
In a division where you have to face Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers andDerek Carr, it’s a wise strategy by the Chiefs.