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2015 NFL mock draft: Todd McShay has Kansas City Chiefs addressing center

Checking out ESPN Todd McShay's latest 2015 NFL mock draft....

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The Kansas City Chiefs only have a few of what I would call obvious needs. One of those is center with Rodney Hudson signing a mega deal with the Oakland Raiders in free agency. The Chiefs have 2013 sixth round pick Eric Kush waiting in the wings but he has played just one game in his career so adding a center is certainly a possibility.

Todd McShay's latest 2015 NFL mock draft has the Chiefs addressing the center position with Florida State's Cameron Erving.

Even after trading for guard Ben Grubbs, the Chiefs still need help on their offensive line. Erving has very good length and athleticism for the center position and could step right in to replace Rodney Hudson, who signed with the Raiders in free agency, but he also has the versatility to help out at multiple spots along the line if he's need to in 2015 or going forward, having also played left tackle in college. The addition of Jeremy Maclin in free agency makes wide receiver a less pressing need.

This feels like deja vu because in this scenario Erving would be replacing another former Florida State lineman in Hudson. The need is obvious so it's a fit from that standpoint. He can also potentially play guard too and that whole playing multiple positions thing is something the Chiefs like on the line. But is No. 18 too high for a center? That'll be the question here. My gut tells me that the first round is too high for a center and the Chiefs could still pick up a good one in the mid rounds.

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