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The Kansas City Star's Terez A. Paylor believes the Chiefs' draft efforts were enough to garner a "B-," which seems to be somewhat of a recurring notion in K.C's post-draft evaluations.
Paylor offers much praise, sprinkled in with just a bit of criticism. He recognizes the organization's failure to address its most urgent needs but reasons that it's a product of underestimated faith in its current roster:
[Aaron] Murray is a nice fit in Andy Reid's offense who will serve as insurance in case the Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith can't agree to a reasonable extension, while [Zach] Fulton and [Laurent] Duvernay-Tardiff are big, aggressive developmental prospects who might make it. The Chiefs failed to come away with a safety, but that's probably a reflection on the confidence they have in Eric Berry, Sanders Commings and Husain Abdullah.
The confusion regarding not pursing a safety here is likely due to a disparity in thought between the Kansas City front office and its fanbase.
Fans appear to desire an elite free safety, while the front office is simply content with anybody not named Kendrick Lewis. Abdullah isn't starting-caliber, meaning that Commings must be the party responsible for the Chiefs brass' lack of concern with the current situation.
Kansas City took flyers on a couple of UDFA safeties, but that hardly shows a commitment to change in the secondary.
Paylor also explains what exactly damaged the Chiefs' draft most: "Their overall grade is hurt by the fact they a.) could have dearly used a second-round pick and only had six picks, in general, and b.) they didn't come away with a receiver, per se."
The "per se" is clearly a reference to Thomas, as nobody is quite sure what his role will be within Reid's offensive scheme. Considering K.C.'s needs and Thomas' skill set, he likely projects best as a slot receiver but may not provide an immediate impact in that respect.
Paylor manages to refrain from giving the Chiefs any hometown bias, as his appraisal more or less falls in line with the overwhelming consensus of draft evaluators.