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2016 NFL mock draft: Who will the Kansas City Chiefs be replacing?

It's a little early for mock draft season but here we go. The Kansas City Chiefs are drafting 28th this year and they can go in a lot of directions. Receiver? Cornerback? Offensive or defensive line? I can see them going in a bunch of directions because they're a pretty good team and don't have any *glaring* needs.

SB Nation's Dan Kadar has released a 2016 NFL mock draft that includes one main choice as well as a few other options. Kadar sends Florida DL Jonathan Bullard to the Chiefs with his top choice.

"The Chiefs have free agents on the defensive line and could save some money simply by drafting their replacement in Bullard," Kadar wrote. "He's a versatile lineman who was big enough to line up at tackle on occasion at Florida but really excelled when he was at end."

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Defensive line fits the mold of drafting a player you're about to lose in free agency. The Chiefs did that with Eric Fisher and Branden Albert (who left a year later), Dee Ford and Tamba Hali (uh, he's leaving at some point, I think) and Marcus Peters (Sean Smith). Along the defensive line it would be Jaye Howard. He wasn't an every-down player like Dontari Poe but he still made an impact for the Chiefs, especially in the run defense. I can definitely see the Chiefs drafting a defensive lineman (and I trust John Dorsey to do that well, unlike the drafting of Ryan Sims and Tyson Jackson).

He gives the Chiefs these other options: Kendall Fuller (CB, Virginia Tech), Spencer Drango (OT, Baylor). Both of these are good options too. The Chiefs do need another cornerback if Smith leaves. I know Phillip Gaines is coming back but KC is using so many defensive backs they could use one. Offensive tackle? The Chiefs absolutely need one with Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen hitting free agency in March. The Chiefs could use an investment in the o-line.

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