With the opening pick of the fifth-round, the Chiefs went with another defensive player, selecting CB Sanders Commings out of the University of Georgia.
The 6-0, 216-pound Commings appeared in 54 games with 35 starts over the last three seasons for the Bulldogs. He finished with 154 total tackles and 8 interceptions, including 3 last year when he started 12 games. He picked off 2 passes against Tennessee and had a career-high 9 tackles playing vs. Kentucky.
He missed the opening two games of the ’12 season against Buffalo and Missouri after he was suspended as punishment for a January 2012 arrest for domestic violence and simple battery. Commings got into a dispute with his girlfriend, who was also a student at Georgia, and that led to an arrest.
Commings pleaded guilty to lesser charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct last March instead of the original domestic violence charge and was sentenced to 12 months of probation.
At the NFL Combine, Commings was timed in 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and had a vertical jump of 34 Â½ inches. At his Pro Day workout, he had 23 repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press.
Some scouts believe his future may be at safety rather than cornerback; he played the position at times at Georgia and he definitely has experience as a centerfielder. He is out of Augusta, Georgia and Westside High School. He also played baseball and was drafted in the 37th-round of the 2008 June Amateur Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In December Commings was one of 39 Georgia athletes that received their bachelor’s degree. He majored in Communication Studies.