I won't be in full-on draft mode until the NFL playoffs and 2015 Super Bowl are done but let's talk for a minute about the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 NFL Draft. The Chiefs are drafting 18th in the 2015 NFL Draft.
What will the top need be?
Wide receiver is an obvious one. This will be the pick of the 2015 NFL mock draft season thanks to the Chiefs going an entire season without a receiver catching a touchdown pass for the first time since before even Old Man Thorman was born (1950, for those wondering). The Chiefs could alleviate some of this need by signing a receiver in free agency, which they would probably have to do if Dwayne Bowe doesn't coming back.
Offensive line is another one that will be popular. Whether it be an center, where Rodney Hudson is scheduled to be a free agent or guard, where the Chiefs had serious troubles after Jeff Allen went down, the offensive line will be a focal point for GM John Dorsey. But, again, the Chiefs could remove some of the urgency by having a healthy Jeff Allen return, re-signing Rodney Hudson and playing a tackle already on the team, Donald Stephenson, who seemed to play well enough last year.
After that ... things aren't so obvious. Sure, I could see a secondary player or even an inside linebacker if the right one is there but those aren't glaring needs. No, I don't see the Chiefs drafting a quarterback.
SB Nation's Mocking The Draft has their 2015 NFL mock draft out and they have the Chiefs going offensive tackle.
18. Kansas City Chiefs: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Yes, the Chiefs need a wide receiver. But two seasons may be enough time to give up onEric Fisher as a left tackle, particularly if Peat is available. Peat has proven that he has the footwork to pick up speed rushers and the power to be a quality run blocker.
Yeah ... I mean, it doesn't seem that far-fetched that the Chiefs go offensive tackle. Even if you remove Eric Fisher from the equation and assume he's your starting left tackle, the Chiefs still have an issue at right tackle. I think Donald Stephenson should have played this year but the coaching staff obviously felt differently so there's no guarantee he's back. Ryan Harris is a free agent and was signed shortly before the season. That position is influx.
What position would you draft?