ARLINGTON, Texas (WIBW) -- On the last day of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chiefs added three more picks to their roster.
In the fourth round they drafted Texas A&M safety Armani Watts.
From CBS Sports:
Draft Prospect Outlook:
Spring-loaded, "slot safety" who finds himself near the football frequently. Quicker than fast and is most comfortable covering the short area of the field and flying downhill or toward the sidelines in run support.
A four-star, Top247 recruit, Armani Watts won the starting safety job as a freshman in 2014 and led the Aggies with three interceptions. Watts burst onto the scene the following season leading A&M in tackles with 126 including a career-high 20 stops against Ole Miss. In 2016, he started nine games before suffering a leg injury, which caused him to miss the final four games of the season. Watts entered 2017 needing nine tackles to reach 250 for his career.
Watts didn't play in the Belk Bowl because of injury, and his final game for Texas A&M was against LSU, in which he had 11 tackles. As a defensive team captain, Watts started all 12 regular-season games and finished his career with 328 tackles (including 214 solo tackles), 10 interceptions, 19 pass breakups, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. Watts was the only active FBS player with at least 300 tackles, 10 interceptions and six forced fumbles for his career. He was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press and also was selected in the Reese's Senior Bowl. - Damon Sayles, Gigem247
In the sixth round they added cornerback Tremon Smith from Central Arkansas and guard Khalil McKenzie from Tennessee.
Smith was the Alabama 3A High School Player of the Year at quarterback, but also shined as a defensive back. UCA coaches lined him up on defense as a true freshman in all 12 games, and he led the team with three interceptions while breaking up four passes. Smith started all 11 games in 2015, garnering first-team All-Southland Conference honors after recording 51 tackles, three for loss, tied for the team lead with five interceptions and broke up 12 passes. He was a first-team all-conference pick in 2016 (13 starts, 35 tackles, two interceptions, 11 pass breakups, 25 punt returns for 224 yards) and 2017 (41 tackles, 2.5 for loss, five interceptions (one touchdown), 11 pass breakups, 14 punt returns for 71 yards). The Associated Press recognized his talents after last season, as well, naming him a third-team FCS All-American.
McKenzie has an NFL frame and NFL bloodlines, but he doesn't always play as big as he needs to for what is expected of him. He has good upper body power, but needs to do a better job of taking command at the point of attack earlier in the rep. At this point, McKenzie is more of a project than prospect, but there are traits to work with for a team hoping to extract more than what he was able to give the Vols.