Bringing Eric Berry back was crucial to keep the Chiefs defense in contention with the Broncos’ unit. Still, the team needs to boost their secondary, and can’t expect to stay competitive without a legit running mate for Marcus Peters outside.
Quincy Wilson is one of the better corner talents in this class, and his pro day may have just put him over Ohio State’s Gareon Conley for the time being.
There are some other needs, and some may even argue linebacker is a bigger need. This being said, none of the linebackers available at this point look like to have the star potential Wilson has.
Early on in this process it was his teammate Teez Tabor who got most of the attention and first-round buzz. Very quickly though, everyone who watched tape of the Florida Gators defense realized Wilson was the better NFL prospect, and it isn’t even all that close. While Tabor will require top coverage against even some of the league’s average receivers, this cornerback should develop into a guy coaches can trust to matchup one on one on the outside.
Having two guys they can trust gives Kansas City more flexibility with their defensive play call, and should also lead to more interceptions from the entire secondary. Wilson will get tested early and often against the likes of Emmanuel Sanders, Michael Crabtree and Travis Benjamin – or Mike Williams if this mock proves accurate – but he’ll be able to stand-up well for the most part.