V1: Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft

With the NFL draft just a week away, we can’t think of a more critical time in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs to strike gold next weekend. With ten picks, a solid off-season in free agency to date, this team has options to move up or down in any round.

In the first of two, Kansas City Chiefs mock drafts; we make a trade with the New England Patriots to drop to the end of the first round. After that, let’s take a look what KC does with a multitude of draft picks.

#32 (from Patriots) – WR Dorial Green-Beckham (Missouri)
Dorial Green-Beckham can challenge every ball vertically with his height and freakish athleticism. His game is reminiscent of the man known as Megatron, Calvin Johnson. As a red zone threat, DGB might be best receiver in this draft. Moving past the off the field issues, he would be an excellent, addition opposite wide receiver, Jeremy Maclin.

#49 – CB Eric Rowe (Utah)
Rowe is an intriguing prospect who has caught the eye of numerous NFL teams including the Chiefs. He has good ball skills and terrific footwork. Rowe also has the ability to challenge receivers at the line of scrimmage and can play zone. With the upcoming suspension of Sean Smith, this pick makes sense for Kansas City.

#64 (from Patriots) – C Ali Marpet (Hobart University)
Needing an infusion of young offensive lineman, Marpet improved his draft stock in large part to a solid workout at the combine. He’s quick with his feet and is versatile enough to play center or guard for Kansas City.

#80 – CB P.J. Williams (Florida State)
Just a few weeks ago Williams was considered a high first round pick. But a recent DUI that caused his stock to fall. For depth and development purposes, he already possesses solid man coverage skills. As a sleeper, he has the ability to become a game changer on Sunday.

#98 – WR Tyler Lockett (Kansas State)
There is no secret the Chiefs have kept a close eye on the Wildcat standout. If he had more size, Lockett would be a first round pick. Despite the size some NFL teams covet, he’s blessed with accelerating speed and the ability to run pristine routes. In adding Lockett to the veteran mix of Maclin and Jason Avant (and possibly DGB), his addition would bolster a receiving class that had little success a year ago.

#101 (from Patriots) – DE Markus Golden (Missouri)
Even though he’s a little raw Golden has the ability to become very a productive football player for any NFL team. He’s solid at locating the ball and making the tackle. Even better he has a high motor that never gives up in pursuit of his target. He won’t start for the conceivable future but he adds much needed depth at the position.

#118 – TE Jesse James (Penn State)
James is one of the most intriguing tight ends in this draft. With his 6/7” height, ability to run and catch the ball he offers a triple threat for any NFL team. If he can become a more accomplished blocker, he’s the perfect compliment to Tight End, Travis Kelce in the red zone for the Chiefs.

#173 – OT Corey Robinson (South Carolina)
In my view, he’s the most underrated offensive lineman that might be available in the fifth round. He has a huge body that keeps defenders away from the quarterback. Robinson improved his game every year for the Gamecocks, and if he lands in Kansas City, he could be a late round steal we hear about for years to come.

#174 – DT Tyeler Davison (Fresno State)
He reminds me of a mini Incredible Hunk. If he can pack on some more playing weight, that would bode well to enhance his ability to stuff the run and bring his best skill set to Kansas City – sacking quarterbacks. His addition to the roster would provide relief for starter, Dontari Poe, or give KC another goal line defender.

#193 – RB Terrence Magee (LSU)
Already blessed with great vision he’s a power runner that never stops striving for that extra yard. Though he’s not a big man, his addition would give Kansas City more depth behind Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis.

#217 – DE Shaquille Riddick (West Virginia)
The Mountaineer prospect is nowhere near ready to become a starter for the Chiefs, but given time, he has play making abilities that can be developed. However, to temper the pick a bit, he’s a bit undersized. Still Riddick has upside but with any pick at this stage he’s a project.

#233 TE Wes Saxton (South Alabama)
Even though I already had the Chiefs taking Jesse James earlier in this draft you can’t overlook his intangibles. He ran an impressive 4.65 at the combine and proved to be a mismatch at the college level for opposing linebackers.


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