It's time for another 2015 NFL mock draft roundup. The Kansas City Chiefs top pick before free agency was often a wide receiver. With Jeremy Maclin in the fold, there is now some more variety to the mock drafts.
There have been more offensive tackles selected lately, which makes some sense given the uncertainty at the Chiefs right tackle position. Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen both seem like possibilities and the Chiefs 2014 starter Ryan Harris is still an available free agent.
Let's start with the SB Nation pick, which we mentioned earlier in the week.
A player like Peat obviously isn’t going to fill the hole left by the departure of center Rodney Hudson, but he would be an upgrade at right tackle for the Chiefs. Peat could push for the job on the left side if Eric Fisher falters.
The Chiefs filled a lot of holes in free agency, and Andy Reid loves drafting linemen in the first round. Brown can dominate on all three downs.
Kansas City's 3-4 scheme will fit him well, as he can slide into one of the two defensive end spots and make an impact. He's still a relatively raw product, and when I spoke to Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich about him, he said the young pass rusher is just starting to scratch the surface. Kansas City could go a lot of ways, but it could do a lot worse than snagging Armstead.
The Chiefs had pass protection issues this past season - only six teams surrendered more sacks - and I doubt Andy Reid will pass on an offensive lineman in the first couple of rounds. Reid loves drafting linemen, and he's getting a bit of steal at No. 18 with La'el Collins, who could go as high as the 12th spot to the Browns.
Adding veterans Ben Grubbs, Paul Fanaika and Derek Sherrod in the offseason could allow Kansas City to look elsewhere but with the need for a receiver lessened with the arrival of Jeremy Maclin, former offensive line coach Andy Reid could go back to his roots. Collins starred at left tackle for LSU but projects best to guard. Collins' brute strength and tenacity make him one of the draft's elite run blockers.
The Chiefs added Ben Grubbs, but need more depth on the offensive line. If Scherff slips out of the top-15 picks, it would be tough for John Dorsey and Andy Reid to pass on the versatile blocker.
They added Jeremy Maclin, but they need more than that outside in their passing game.