2017 NFL Draft: Who's the Next Marcus Peters or Tamba Hali?

The experts have compared several prospects in this draft to current Chiefs, including Peters and Hali

One of the easiest ways for fans to get to know current NFL draft prospects is for the experts to make comparisons to players they already know.

"This guy is the next (insert name of player you know)," the experts will proclaim about a prospect.

Now, to say this is an inexact science is an understatement, but it does help fans understand the strengths and or playing styles of these guys.

Heading into this year's draft, the folks over at NFL.com made comparisons to most of the 256 players who attended the NFL Scouting Combine this year.

Overall, there were seven current Kansas City Chiefs players listed as player comparisons to current prospects.

Here's a look at those comparisons (click prospects name to learn more):

Which Chiefs are Compared to This Year's Draft Prospects?

Position

Draft Prospect

School

Chiefs player Comparison

OLB

Wisconsin

Frank Zombo

WR

Syracuse

Chris Conley

OLB

Louisville

Dadi Nicolas

CB

Washington

Marcus Peters

OLB

UCLA

Tamba Hali

OL

Western Michigan

Zach Fulton

DL

Tulane

Rakeem Nunez-Roches

One of the names that's interesting here is Washington cornerback Sidney Jones, whose player comparison is to his former college teammate, Marcus Peters. 

The two have spent time working out together in the offseason and Jones' draft position may be one of the more interesting storylines of the weekend.

Jones, who was widely considered a lock as a first-round pick a couple of months ago, ruptured his Achilles tendon on the last rep of his Pro Day.

The only other player listed above who is considered by many as a first-round pick is UCLA's Takkarist McKinley, who is one of the best run-stuffing, edge-setting outside linebackers available in this draft. 

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