KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A few quick thoughts on the Kansas City Chiefs' second-round draft pick.
The pick: Mitch Morse, center, Missouri
My take: The Chiefs needed a center to at least compete with Eric Kush, the only veteran at the position on their roster. Morse will be a solid pick if he wins the job. Even if he doesn’t, he has the versatility to back up at guard or tackle, where he played his last couple collegiate seasons.
A versatile player: Morse played both center and tackle at Missouri and said some NFL teams were thinking of him as a guard, so he has the versatility Andy Reid likes in an offensive lineman. Center makes the most sense for Morse in Kansas City, given the Chiefs’ need at that position. But Morse has the flexibility to switch positions if the Chiefs need him elsewhere.
Another body for the offensive line: The addition of Morse continues the remake of the interior of the offensive line. The Chiefs previously traded for one guard, Ben Grubbs, and signed another, Paul Fanaika. It’s possible those two plus Morse could wind up starting next season. The Chiefs at least have a number of linemen to choose from. Their list also includes Eric Fisher, Donald Stephenson, Jeff Allen and Zach Fulton, plus Kush. The only ones who appear to have secured starting spots are Fisher at left tackle and Grubbs at left guard.