Will the Chiefs sign a top free agent defensive back?


One of the Kansas City Chiefs’ top needs in the offseason is to improve their secondary. The cover32 team ranked their top ten free agent defensive backs this morning and there seem to be a few guys that could fit in the Chiefs’ system.

The Chiefs have a limited amount of space under the cap, so I wouldn’t expect them to be players for high-priced options such as Alterraun Verner, Jairus Byrd, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or Aqib Talib. A couple guys that do make some sense for the Chiefs are former Indianapolis Colts cornerback, Vontae Davis, and former New Orleans Saints safety, Malcolm Jenkins.

Davis has the size that the Chiefs’ new front office desires at 5’11 and 205 lbs. Although Davis gave the third most touchdown receptions (9) of any cornerback in the NFL last year, he only allowed receptions on 51 percent of targets and only allowed an average of 4.8 yards after the catch per reception.

After enjoying moderate success over his first couple years with the New Orleans Saints, Malcolm Jenkins struggled mightily against the pass last season. Jenkins has decent size at 6’0 and 205 lbs and he has play-making ability from the safety position. If he hits the open market, he’s a guy that the Chiefs could sign to play in their three-safety packages.

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