The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up a new safety and wide receiver in SB Nation's latest 2015 NFL mock draft, which includes the second round. Dan Kadar sent Alabama safety Landon Collins to the Chiefs with the 18th overall pick in the first round and USC WR Nelson Agholor with the 49th pick in the second round.
We talked recently about the Chiefs chances of taking a safety like Collins in the first round. It comes down to what happens with Eric Berry as well as free agents Ron Parker and Kurt Coleman. It's all an unknown right now but after free agency on March 10 we could have some more clarity at safety. The scenario in this mock draft had four of the top receivers off the board, including two potential Chiefs targets Jaelen Strong and DeVante Parker.
As for the second round, this is the first time the Chiefs have had a second round pick under GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid after trading away the last two second round picks for Alex Smith. The description of Agholor sounds like someone who would fit in Kansas City:
Agholor might not have the big play ability of some of the first-round receivers, but he's as dependable as any of them. He has good hands and enough wiggle to make people miss in the open field.
Dependable and good in the open field is something the Chiefs need at receiver. Well, they need a lot of things at receiver, especially after cutting Donnie Avery and AJ Jenkins last week. The future of Dwayne Bowe remains in question as we await free agency. But clearly, receiver is an area of need.
GM John Dorsey had success with second round receivers when the Green Bay Packers took Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb (who could be a free agent) in the second round. The same goes for Andy Reid, who took DeSean Jackson in the second round while with the Philadelphia Eagles. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing another success like that for the Chiefs.