General manager John Dorsey didn't draft a free safety due to one reason, and said reason can be found in the slide title.
The skill set of Sanders Commings can adapt to any position in the Chiefs secondary.
As a corner, press-man served as the pillars of his collegiate career. He flashes the red-eyed, contact-craving mentality often associated with Eric Berry's role as an in-the-box strong safety.
However, his repertoire is best suited for one position: free safety, which is the fit Dorsey envisioned when selecting him.
Commings' rookie season was anything but. A fractured collarbone limited him to a paltry three plays—one in which showed the thudding physicality he possesses. It was less of a debut and more of an interlude.
When healthy, though, he's a dynamic talent whose 40 time (4.41) was just one-hundredth of a second slower than Berry's (4.4), despite outweighing him by five pounds. (According to the official roster, Commings now tips the scale at 12 pounds heavier than the Pro Bowler).
His primary role as a Cover 1 deep safety is akin to a center fielder, which was the position he thrived in prior to being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008.
While Seattle's secondary revolves around a different concept (Cover 3), the personnel draws parallels with that of Kansas City's. Or, at least what Kansas City is searching for.
At the end of every NFL season—at least for 31 of the 32 teams—life isn't a bowl of cherries. That being said, three of them flashed across the screen when Commings' selection was announced.
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