The Kansas City Chiefs can go in SO MANY different directions in the 2015 NFL Draft. I could see them taking an offensive lineman, cornerback, receiver or even a defensive lineman. There are a ton of options.
To demonstrate that no one knows what the Chiefs will do, I picked out nine mock drafts from the last week and they include nine different picks for the Chiefs. Which one do you like best?
Whether the Chiefs choose to go after an offensive tackle or a wide receiver, they can’t go wrong in the first round. In this scenario, the top four wide receivers are gone and some quality tackles are available. Upgrading on Donald Stephenson at right tackle makes more sense than reaching for a wide out or even going after a cornerback. Options: Dorial Green-Beckham (WR), La’el Collins (OT)
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.
It isn't difficult to imagine Kansas City adding to its receivers or secondary with this pick, but don't be surprised if former offensive line coach Andy Reid pulls for Erving, who is considered the most versatile blocker in the draft. The former defensive lineman was voted the ACC's top blocker at left tackle in 2013 and again in 2014 after a seamless midseason switch to center.
With Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming both entering contract years, the cornerback position is one direction the Chiefs could go with this pick and Johnson fits the mold of what Kansas City looks for in the position.
Andy Reid's got to beef up the secondary and grabbing the best safety in the draft class is a good way to do that, even if there hasn't been a ton of success for Nick Saban's defensive backs in the NFL in recent years.
Big and powerful run blocker with the feet and length to play left tackle in the NFL. Projects to an immediate right tackle starter. Overwhelming strength and presence to control a defender and take him out of the play. Assertive blocker who can stone his man with a violent punch to the numbers. Shows rare athletic ability and light feet for a player his size. Can reach the edge with an efficient kick slide. Will stay square to the defender and try to overpower him right away.
If Parker or Perriman is available, the Chiefs could have a hard time passing on that size and speed. Parker is a big target with outstanding deep-ball production in college.
I suppose the Chiefs could surprise us and go for another receiver even after the Jeremy Maclin signing in free agency, with the boom-bust potential of Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham being an option. But Clemmings would be the safer and much more solid pick, and he would help Kansas City upgrade an offensive line that remains a work in progress.
The Chiefs landed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency, so now they can address the offensive line with their first-round pick.