The Kansas City Chiefs have already addressed several areas for depth in the 2012 NFL Draft, so it’s not surprising that they’ve now done the same in the fifth round for the secondary with the drafting of Alabama defensive back DeQuan Menzie. He’s lauded for his IQ on the field and he’s been coached well with Nick Saban’s team. In short, he will fit in well as a depth choice for KC.
When asked about playing safety at the pro level, Menzie said, “I don’t mind at all. I play it all. I played safety in the Senior Bowl, played safety in high school, played corner here and played in the middle spot. It really doesn’t matter. Coach Saban put me through all of that.”
Menzie has championship experience coming from the Crimson Tide, so it’s hard to argue with a versatile, safer pick in the fifth round like this. The Chiefs needed potential safety help after the injuries last season to Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis. Now the Chiefs can feel better about withstanding further injuries in 2012 after a draft class like this.
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