The latest 2015 NFL mock draft from ESPN's Todd McShay is out and he sticks with the offensive line for the Kansas City Chiefs pick. Specifically he selects Florida State center Cameron Erving for the Chiefs at No. 18. This is the same pick he made for KC a few weeks ago.
Even after signing Jeremy Maclin to a big free-agent contract this offseason, the Chiefs still could afford to improve at wide receiver, which is why a player like Jaelen Strong could be a possibility here. But they also have a need at center, and not only is Erving the best center prospect in this draft, but he also brings really good versatility from his time playing left tackle for the Seminoles. He is a good run-blocker and excellent in pass protection.
This came after a run on receivers where the top three (Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker) were gone and two somewhat surprise picks were also gone (Breshad Perriman, Nelson Agholor).
The 18th pick still feels a little high for a center but note that versatility comment from McShay. Chiefs coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey like linemen that can play multiple positions to improve the Chiefs versatility on the line. I'm not saying that will necessarily make a difference here because if Erving played left tackle like he did center, he'd be a top five pick. It would just be a nice thing to have when the Chiefs already have Eric Kush on the roster.
We've talked about Erving before. Most of you would agree that the 18th pick is too high for a center based on this.