[Kansas City.com] The annual talent grab known as the NFL’s collegiate draft is over, and the Chiefs fortified themselves with four players Sunday and a total of seven over the weekend.
Their roster still has some holes, most notably at cornerback, where only Patrick Surtain stands out among candidates for two starting jobs. So the Chiefs aren’t quite ready to load up the truck and head for training camp in Wisconsin.
They’ve still got some work to do.
“The team you see practicing today, or (in three weeks) when we go to minicamp, that won’t be the same team that lines up in September,” coach Herm Edwards said. “A lot of things can happen between now and September.”
One of those things could be the signing of veteran cornerback Ty Law. The Chiefs drafted only one cornerback, Miami’s Marcus Maxey, in the fifth round.
Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson indicated he probably would be speaking with the agents for Law as soon as today.
In the meantime, the Chiefs have at cornerback Surtain, Maxey and a cast of veterans that includes former Broncos starter Lenny Walls.
“For me to say what our corner situation is – I haven’t seen our guys practice yet,” Edwards said. “We haven’t even had a minicamp yet. Ask me that in the summer sometime when these guys start practicing and I can evaluate them on the field.”
“I’m not a panic kind of guy. I don’t throw my hands up and say, ‘We should have got a corner.’ We’ll be fine. I’m a big believer that you play with the players you have. Those are the players you have to coach. You can’t coach the players that ain’t here. You coach those players to the best of their ability and then you go play.”