Could the Chiefs double down on first-round cornerbacks, after landing Marcus Peters last year? Why not? They likely are about to lose Sean Smith, whose early-season absence caused substantial issues. Apple (6' 1", 200) is cut from the same cloth: aggressive, almost to a fault.
If the Chiefs sign a cornerback ... or if they decide they can wait in the draft thanks to Peters’s presence, this is another team where the defensive line and linebacker spots are short on long-term talent. A wide receiver—Tyler Boyd, Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller are all sitting there—would open up the offense.