As each week goes by we come closer to the end of what is clearly another hard year as a Chiefs fan. You know its bad when the mock drafts start up only a few weeks into the season. It's never too early to hear information on top prospects that might look good in a Chief uniform next year. The reason I can't get into the true mocks yet is because there are so many really bad teams this year that its really hard to guess where KC might pick. So if for nothing more then my own selfish attempt to find a seat on the mock draft band wagon I'm going to try and look at the numerous teams that are all competing for the top draft spots and try and predict how things might pan out.
I see eight teams that have a chance to finish in the top five draft slots: Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington. I'll now take a look at each of these team's remaining schedules and make my own prediction of where each team will finish up.
Buffalo (3-6): @Jax, Mia, NYJ, @KC, NE, @Atl, Indy
My prediction: I think Buffalo is done. I don't see another win this year. I'm guessing they finish 3-13.
Cleveland (1-8): @Det, @Cin, SD, Pit, @KC, Oak, Jax
My prediction: I think they're done too. I'm guessing they finish 1-15.
Detroit (1-8): Clv, GB, @Cin, @Bal, Arz, @SF, Chi
My prediction: I think they'll beat Cleveland this week and that's it. They finish 2-14.
Kansas City (2-7): Pit, @SD, Den, Buf, Clv, @Cin, @Den
My prediction: I'm trying not to be a total homer here. Since they are at home, I'm predicting them to beat Buffalo and Cleveland and finish 4-12.
Oakland (2-7): Cin, @Dal, @Pit, Was, @Den, @Clv, Bal
My prediction: I think they'll be better now that they benched Ryan Leaf Jr. but they have a hard schedule. I think they'll beat Washington and Cleveland. They finish 4-12.
St. Louis (1-8): Arz, Sea, @Chi, @Ten, Hou, @Arz, SF
My prediction: I think they'll beat the Seahawks and that's it. They finish 2-14.
Tampa Bay (1-8): NO, @Atl, @Car, NYJ, @Sea, @NO, Atl
My prediction: Freeman has played better then I thought so I wouldn't be shocked if they picked one more team off but I don't see any games where I would flat out pick them. I'm predicting 1-15.
Washington (3-6): @Dal, @Phi, NO, @Oak, NYG, Dal, @SD
My prediction: I think they have a pretty hard schedule the rest of the way. I'm calling for them to pick off Dallas in Washington. They'll finish 4-12.
So I have Cleveland and Tampa both at 1-15, Detroit and St. Louis at 2-14, Buffalo at 3-13, and KC, Oakland, and Washington at 4-12. That would put our Chiefs drafting somewhere between 6-8 depending on how the tie breakers work out.
Now its the NFL so a few of these teams are bound to upset a team that they have no business beating (maybe it will be KC!!!!), but what do you think AP? Looking at those teams and their schedules, where do you think the Chiefs will finish?