Chiefs coach excited about Thornhill's versatility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia's Juan Thornhill was not the only one excited about being selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

At his post-draft press conference on Friday night, Kansas City Coach Andy Reid said Thornhill is exactly the type of player they are looking for on defense.

"Juan again gives you a lot of flexibility," Reid said, "So Spags [Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo] will have a guy who can play safety, play nickel, can play either safety, in the box or on the back end and then at corner."

The Chiefs are coming off a 37-31 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. This offseason the Chiefs let go of long time safety Eric Berry and signed Tyrann Mathieu, who Reid believes Thornhill will play well with.

"So he gives you some flexibility there along with the Honey Badger," Reid said.



 
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