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2015 NFL mock draft: Are Kansas City Chiefs in play for first round offensive tackle?

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The latest 2015 NFL mock draft from SB Nation's Dan Kadar does include a wide receiver, which is a requirement of any KC Chiefs mock drafts this year. But there's a caveat to this one. Kadar listed out three options for each team in this mock draft. For the Chiefs, that came out to one receiver and two offensive tackles.

Here are those options (read Dan's analysis at SB Nation, along with the rest of the picks):

Miami OT Ereck Flowers

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong

Stanford OT Andrus Peat

We've talked plenty about the Chiefs drafting a receiver and the draft is still a couple of months away so I better save some of my wide receiver talking points for later (talking points = the Chiefs should probably pick up some receivers).

What I find really interesting here are the offensive tackle selections. The Chiefs are in a weird spot with offensive tackle. Obviously, the offensive line has to get better which means they need to invest more there. No question about that. I just wonder how much is the right investment.

Eric Fisher is obviously going to be starting on the left side next year. On the right side, the Chiefs liked Ryan Harris last year (a free agent this March) and also have Donald Stephenson on the roster. If the Chiefs like Stephenson, a young player, at all or plan on bringing Harris back, they're probably not going to invest a high pick on a tackle, right? A mid-round pick or a veteran free agent, sure ... but a high draft pick wouldn't have a path to the field IF Fisher and Stephenson / Harris work out, which you are hoping they will.

Or maybe I have this all wrong. Maybe the Chiefs aren't bringing Harris back and maybe they didn't play Stephenson last year for a reason. And maybe they plan on drafting a tackle high this year. It's not like that's out of the question either.

I guess what I'm saying is I don't really know what will happen at offensive tackle for the Chiefs. It would be great if their future right tackle was already on the roster -- I hope that he is, and tend to lean that way in my analysis with Stephenson -- but I can't say that I know for sure that it is.

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