Kansas City Chiefs Sign Rookie Safety Sanders Commings

By Colin Barton
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have recently signed safety Sanders Commings who was the team’s selection with the 134th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Commings is a versatile player who can play both cornerback and safety, and he played in over 50 games for the Georgia Bulldogs in his five year collegiate career.

Commings’ career stats include 113 tackles, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.Those are pretty good stats for the 5th round draft pick who also has a great set of physical abilities. He is a six-foot, 215lb defensive back that can run a 4.4 40 yard dash time so those dimensions with that speed will be a great asset to any NFL defense. It should give him the ability to play bump-and-run coverage against some of the bigger receivers in the NFL. This is a key piece to have in an NFL secondary as receivers continue to get bigger and stronger each year which makes it very hard for the smaller defensive backs to cover them.

Commings is a proven athlete who has been a star in more than just one sport. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2008 MLB draft. There are very few athletes in the NFL who have been able to say they were drafted in two different professional sports, and the few players that have been drafted in multiple sports have been very successful, such as Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders.

The drafting of Commings was a very wise decision, and I think he might surprise some people and turn into a solid player. This could end up being a great pick for the Chiefs.

Colin Barton is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @ColinBartonRS


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