Kansas City Chiefs: Grading the Team's Picks for Rounds 4-7 of 2012 NFL Draft
The Kansas City Chiefs were able to address a major position of need and build some depth in their first two days of the draft.
In day three, they added even more depth at several different positions on the field, including at cornerback, running back and wide receiver.
Here are my grades for Rounds 4-7 of the Chiefs' recently completed 2012 NFL draft.
4th Round: WR Devon Wylie, Fresno State
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The Chiefs decided to use their fourth round pick to strengthen their WR crops be selecting former Fresno State wideout Devon Wylie.
Wylie is one of the fastest players in this draft, as he clocked a 4.39 40-meter dash at the combine earlier this year.
At just 5'9, 185 pounds, he projects as a slot receiver at the next level.
I don't see this as a great pick overall, but there is a chance that he could end up being a decent weapon for KC's passing attack in the future.
5th Round: CB DeQuan Menzie, Alabama
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With their fifth-round selection, the Chiefs used it on CB DeQuan Menzie.
Menzie was a starter on Alabama's dominant defense for the past two seasons after making the switch from junior college.
The Columbus, Georgia, native doesn't possess elite speed for his position but has a more-than-capable cover corner and could push KC CBs Javier Arenas and Jalil Brown for playing time next season.
I really like this pick as Menzie would end up being the biggest steal for the Chiefs in this entire draft.
6th Round: RB Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
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In the sixth round, KC nabbed talented ex-Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray.
Gray enjoyed a very productive career with the Aggies, as he rushed for nearly 3,300 yards and 30 touchdowns, including back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his junior and senior campaigns.
He's more of a between-the-tackles runner and will give Kansas City more depth at running back behind Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.
I believe that this was an excellent value pick for the Chiefs this late in the draft.
7th Round: DT Jerome Long, SDSU and WR Junior Hemingway, Michigan
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With their first pick of the seventh round, Kansas City decided to add their second defensive lineman of this draft in San Diego State's Jerome Long.
At 6'4" and 290 pounds, Long projects as a defensive end at the next level.
Although he does have some pass-rush ability, he's too much of a project to make any kind of impact for this team in the near future.
In their final pick of the 2012 NFL draft, the Chiefs went with former Michigan wideout Junior Hemingway.
Along with fourth-round pick Devon Wylie, Hemingway gives the Chiefs more depth at wide receiver for next season and beyond.
This was a solid pick considering he was one of the last players taken in this draft.