Hey Chief nation!
I've had a habit of doing mock drafts the past few years and this year I decided to do just one. I've done a lot of research looking at team needs and rumors and all that. I've mainly focused i=on the Chiefs (obvious reasons) and the AFC west in general. This Mock draft does not include trades, and it is one i think could really happen with all the research done and taking into account some of the rumors. So without further ado i give you my mock draft.
Pick 1: Texans: Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
This is kind of a no-brainer. A once in a decade athlete that will boost the Houston defense
Pick 2: Rams: Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
Although some may argue Greg Robinson is a better prospect, Matthews is a safer pick ans a sure fire starter. He excels at pass protecting which is why he is drafted, to protect Bradford. I think he is a better propsect than his fellow teammate Luke Joeckel.
Pick 3: Jaguars: Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo.
Arguably the best prospect in this draft. Too good for the Jaguars to pass on him.
Pick 4: Browns: Sammy Watkins WR Clemson.
QB deep class, take the downfield threat to make the offense more explosive.
Pick 5: Raiders: Greg Robinson OT Auburn
They got the QB in Matt Schaub (kind of) now they give him a monster to help him avoid Tamba and Justin.
Pick 6: Falcons: Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
After not getting either Mack or CLowney, they settle for an athletic Tackle to protect Matt Ryan.
Pick 7: Buccaneers: Mike Evans WR Texas A&M
Pick 8: Vikings: Blake Bortles QB UCF
The first QB off the board is the kid with the highest potential, and in my opinion the best QB. This kid will be happy with Peterson behind him.
Pick 9: Bills: Eric Ebron TE UNC
A bit too high for a TE, Vernon Davis was drafted higher and these two have similar characteristics. Great pick for the bills and helps EJ Manuel.
Pick 10: Lions: Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma St.
Best CB prospect for a CB needy team. Enough said.
Pick 11: Titans: Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
SHOCKER! First real surprise of the draft. With CJ2K gone, the offense needs a spark, Manziel provides that. The Locker experiment failed and Manziel could be huge for the Titans.
Pick 12: Giants: Zack Martin OT Notre Dame
Even after taking Justin Pugh last year, their offensive line is a disaster. Martin will help.
Pick 13: Rams: Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix FS Alabama
This gifted safety will provide a much needed help in the backend of the defense.
Pick 14: Bears: Anthony Barr OLB UCLA
Pick 15: Steelers: Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh.
Donald does not have to move very far, he will provide help for the offensive front for the Steelers. Keisel is old and doesnt have much on his tank left.
Pick 16: Cowboys: Timmy Jerningan DT Florida st.
Defensive front is atrocious, Jerningan will step in and help.
Pick 17: Ravens: Calvin Pryor FS Louisville
Pick 18: Jets: Odell Beckham Jr. WR LSU.
The chiefs want Beckham, and unless we trade up for him, we will not get him. Instead he goes to the Jets and provides electricity to the Jets offense.
Pick 19: Dolphins: CJ Mosely LB Alabama
With Zack Martin gone, Mosely will help the Defense instantly. Too good a prospect to let go.
Pick 20: Cardinals: Brandin Cooks WR Oregon St.
With Fitzgerald and Floyd on the outside, they need an electric slot reciever. Enter Cooks.
Pick 21: Packers: Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech.
Finley is not consistent and Rodgers needs a security blanket.
Pick 22: Eagles: Marqise Lee WR USC
Fits the Chip Kelly offense and is a need.
PICK 23: CHIEFS: KYLE FULLER CB VIRGINIA TECH
Wow! With Cooks, Lee and Beckham gone, the Chiefs address another need they have. Kyle Fuller is perhaps my favorite player in this whole draft. He is rangy, physical and has great ball skills. He reminds me of Patrick Peterson, but way more raw. With the trade rumors going around that Brandon Flowers might be traded, Kyle Fuller makes perfect sense. He would step in and play immediatley in the Slot position with Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper. He is a tremendous athlete and a day 1 starter. Plus playing against Manning and Rivers twice, a corner sounds good here, especially after last year. He could also play some safety.
Pick 24: Bengals: Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan ST.
Makes sense here.
Pick 25: Chargers: Bradley Roby CB Ohio St.
Their secondary is horrible. Roby is an instant upgrade.
Pick 26: Browns: Derek Carr QB Fresno St.
Safest QB pick in the draft goes to the team that needs a QB more than anything.
Pick 27: Saints: Morgan Moses OT Virginia
Similar to Branden Albert, Moses provides an upgrade to the O-line.
Pick 28: Panthers: Cyrus Kouandjio OT Alabama
Some questions here and there but overall great prospect.
Pick 29: Patriots: RaShede Hageman DT Minnesota
Great athlete, helps the patriots.
Pick 30: 49ers: Jason Verret CB TCU
A position of need covered by a great player.
Pick 31: Broncos: Ryan Shazier LB Ohio St.
Rangy and covers the whole field, just what the Broncos need
Pick 32: Seahawks: Xavier Sua-Filo OG UCLA
A need for the Seahawks.
With the 1st round ending. it is now time for the Chiefs full draft.
Round 1- Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech
Round 3- Dri Archer WR/RB/KR Kent St.
This guy is as electric as Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham. He is fast and elusive. He is not as polished as the previous prospects, but Andy Reid can groom him. He is essentially Cooks and we can get him at a cheaper price with the same production.
Round 4- Anthony Johnson DT/DE LSU
Playing him at DE will help the defense after all Tyson Jackson is gone. LSU is known for producing Run- stopping D-linemen. Dorsey and Jackson are prime examples. I dont expect Johnson to be any different. HE can also rush the passer, but we have no true need for that. He provides depth and maybe even competition for the starting job.
Round 5- Jon Halapio OG Florida
A need at the interior od the line Halapio is a great player to fins this late. Would be good depth.
Round 6- Christian Bryant FS Ohio St.
This guy is fantastic. (Granted I am an OSU fan). He is a great player and a leader in the lcoker room. A broken ankle ended his senior season but this guy can fly and be a force in the secondary.
Round 6.1- Isaiah Crowell RB Alabama St.
As a true freshman this guy dominated the SEC. Due to off-field issues he had to transfer out and drop down to the 6th round. He is a 2nd rouns talent. He provides depth and insurance as it is not clear if Knile Davis will be back by season start.
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