Chiefs’ sixth-round pick (No. 178): CB D.J. White, Georgia Tech


Pick: Round 6 (No. 178)

School: Georgia Tech

Height: 5-11

Weight: 193

Combine stats: 31  1/2 -inch arms, 9  1/4 -inch hands, 4.49-second 40-yard dash, 17 bench reps, 33-inch vertical jump, 132-inch broad jump, 7.18-second three-cone drill, 4.33-second 20-yard shuttle

Pro Day stats: 34-inch vertical jump

How he fits: Obviously, the Chiefs felt a need to upgrade their secondary, drafting a third cornerback in the last two days (Notre Dame’s KeiVarae Russell was taken in the third round and Minnesota’s Eric Murray in the fourth round). It’s possible one or more of the new defensive backs will shift to safety, but White probably isn’t the best candidate. He’s a boundary cornerback, who had two interceptions and a team-high eight pass breakups as a senior last fall. White is relatively polished and quickly could contribute in sub-packages if his coverage skills translate to the bump in competition.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer