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Six Standout Stats to Know from Chiefs' 2018 Draft Class

Some numbers to know

The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their 2018 NFL Draft by adding a total of six new players, five of which came on the defensive side of the ball.

Here's one key stat to know about each player:


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Breeland Speaks (Pick No. 46 overall) - Ranked fifth among defensive linemen in 2018 NFL Draft in PRP (pass-rush productivity) at 11.3, per Pro Football Focus.

PRP is number based on a formula that combines sacks, hits and hurries, and averages them out with the total number of snaps played to come up with a number that reflects how many snaps in passing situations on average it takes for player to affect the opposing quarterback. 

Last year at Ole Miss, Speaks had 256 pass rushing snaps on the season and finished with eight sacks, 10 10 quarterback hits and 18 quarterback hurries.  


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Derrick Nnadi (Pick No. 75 overall) - Finished last year with his third-straight season with a Pro Football Focus grade of 82.0 or higher. He was their seventh-ranked defensive tackle in the class and finished last season with a run-stop percentage of 11.0 percent, which ranked 11thin the class.

Altogether, it's just a statistical way of saying he was a beast against the run—something the Chiefs could use more of heading into next season. 


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Dorian O'Daniel (Pick No. 100) - Finished with a Clemson-record 39 career special teams tackles—working as a four-score teams' player. Chiefs' general manager Brett Veach already said he thought O'Daniel was the best special teams' player in the draft. 


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Armani Watts (Pick No. 124 overall) - Responsible for 16 turnovers during his four-year career at Texas A&M.  

He finished with 10 interceptions and four forced fumbles on the more than 3,000 defensive snaps he played in his career—starting as the Aggie's free safety as a true freshman in 2014. Not bad for a kid in the SEC.


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Tremon Smith (Pick No. 196 overall) - Reportedly ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, which would have tied for the fastest time at the NFL Scouting Combine. 

Smith did not attend the Combine or any of the offseason All-Star games, but he's considered by many as one of the steals of Day 3 of the draft. 


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Kahlil McKenzie (Pick No. 198 overall) - 0 - That's how many snaps McKenzie played at Tennessee at the position he'll be competing for a roster spot at with the Chiefs. He was a defensive lineman who will be making the transition to the offensive guard. He's 6-feet-3 and 314 pounds, so there's reason for optimism about the transition, although it could take some time. 

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