There have been first round 2015 NFL mock drafts and two-round mock drafts. Now we have a full seven-round mock draft from Matt Miller at Bleacher Report.
The Kansas City Chiefs have seven selections in this mock draft but we know they'll have more in the actual 2015 NFL Draft. The Chiefs have as many as four compensatory picks coming their way. One projection had the Chiefs picking up an extra third round pick, two fifth round picks and a seventh round pick. Those picks aren't reflected here because we don't know what they are yet. That information is usually released the March NFL owners meetings.
I'm focusing as much on the positions as the actual players because so much can change in the coming months. A player projected as a first round pick today will fall to the second or third round and a mid-round player will jump up into the day one conversation. That's the way it goes every year -- these early projections are way off.
So let's hop to it. Here are the positions selected, along with links to Miller's analysis on the first two rounds.
Any draft folks in the comments, go ahead and critique these picks. It'll be a little bit before I know more about some of the prospects the Chiefs could be considering.
Things that jump out at me:
Two WRs selected: Two is a good prediction because the Chiefs basically need to overhaul the position. Another receiver we've heard mentioned for the first round pick is Arizona State's Jaelen Strong. A couple of folks including ESPN's Mel Kiper had the Chiefs picking former Mizzou WR Dorial Green-Beckham.
Three OL selected: This all depends on how the Chiefs view young players such as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who wants to become a starter next year. You also have Jeff Allen coming back and then the future of Donald Stephenson. If things swing the Chiefs way, they could be better on the line next year without many investments. In this particular mock, the earliest o-line pick is the fourth round, which isn't a given that he'll be a day one starter. So the Chiefs would be banking on development and injury recovery of their existing players.
Picking a SS early: This would be in response to Eric Berry's situation. Obviously we have no idea what will happen with Berry or what his future is. Ron Parker replaced Berry and did a pretty good job. The Chiefs could shore this up by bringing Parker back --if the price is right.