The ink is now dry and the signatures official on the first ever NFL contracts for two more of the Kansas City Chiefs draft picks. Offensive lineman Jeff Allen and defensive back DeQuan Menzie will both play a major role of versatility and depth for the Chiefs in 2012 and beyond, and now both are signed for the long-term in Kansas City.
Allen was the Chiefs second round choice in the 2012 NFL Draft that was part of a run on offensive linemen in the round. Guard and center were positions of depth in this draft class, and the Chiefs used it to address the position behind Ryan Lilja and Jon Asamoah.
As for Menzie, the Alabama cornerback can also play safety and should add a versatile player to back up all over the secondary. That’s a major help for a team that lost Brandon Carr to free agency and Eric Berry to season-ending injury last year.
Dontari Poe and Donald Stephenson are now the only draft picks unsigned for the Chiefs.