28. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (12-6)
LAST SEASON: Ended two-decade streak without playoff victory by routing Houston, then lost to New England short of AFC title game. Defense was good-to-great but lost top cornerback Sean Smith in free agency and top pass rusher Justin Houston for part of upcoming season after knee surgery. Offense needs more weapons to help QB Alex Smith, though return of RB Jamaal Charles from torn ACL should help. Emergence of RBs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware was noteworthy. So was WR Jeremy Maclin living up to hefty free-agent contract.
THEY NEED: CB, WR, DL, OT, S.
THEY DON'T NEED: QB, RB, C, TE.
POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: CB Eli Apple, Ohio State; DT Vernon Butler, Louisiana Tech; S Vonn Bell, Ohio State; WR Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi.
OUTLOOK: Chiefs lost third-round pick for tampering in Maclin signing, so hitting on remaining picks is crucial. Smith's departure for AFC West-rival Oakland and retirement of S Husain Abdullah make shoring up secondary a priority. Look for Chiefs to target someone like Ohio State WR Braxton Miller in Round 2. May try to trade first-round pick to recoup lost third-round choice, but finding willing partner could prove difficult.