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What 30 NFL mock drafts say about the Kansas City Chiefs pick

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Who will the Kansas City Chiefs take in the 2016 NFL Draft? The latest 2016 NFL mock drafts tell us ... they have no idea. Mock drafts are a fun way to pass the time as long as you understand that they mean nothing, especially before free agency. Once you accept they're meaningless, it's more fun to examine the scenarios out there.

For the Chiefs, there are a lot of scenarios. Like the past couple of years, the Chiefs go into the draft without any glaring needs. Sure, the Chiefs do have needs -- defensive lineman, cornerback, offensive lineman and so on -- but none of them are so pressing that the Chiefs have to force a pick. That's the way it should be.

SB Nation looked at 30 different mock drafts and tallied the results for each team, including the Chiefs. The most popular pick came in with 14 percent of the mocks. They even created this neat chart to show you which players the mocks are selecting for KC.

What do I take out of this? A reminder that it's February and we have no idea who the Chiefs will be picking.

  • Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins (14%)
  • Baylor WR Corey Coleman (9.3%)
  • Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith (7%)
  • Michigan State OT Jack Conklin (7%)
  • Alabama DT Jarran Reed (7%)
  • Florida DE Jonathan Bullard (7%)
  • Kansas State OL Cody Whitehair (7%)
  • Ohio State S Vonn Bell (4.7%)
  • Indiana OT Jason Spriggs (4.7%)
  • Clemson DE Kevin Dodd (4.7%)
  • Baylor DT Andrew Billings (4.7%)

Mock drafts used

Organization (Writer) Date
Walter Football (Charlie Campbell) Feb. 15
Baltimore Sun (Jon Meoli) Feb. 15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Charean Williams) Feb. 12
DraftTek (Staff) Feb. 12
NESN (Staff) Feb. 12
247Sports (Luke Rodgers) Feb. 11
Rotoworld (Josh Norris) Feb. 11
Draft King (Lou Pickney) Feb. 11
San Diego Union-Tribune (Eddie Brown) Feb. 10
Walter Football (Walter Cherepinsky) Feb. 10
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) Feb. 10
Florida Times-Union (Hays Carlyon) Feb. 10
Toronto Sun (Dan Bilicki) Feb. 10
FanSpeak (Steve Shoup) Feb. 9
Sporting News (Eric Galko) Feb. 8
Bleacher Report (Matt Miller) Feb. 8
TheScore (Dan Wilkins) Feb. 8
CBS Sports (Rob Rang) Feb. 8
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) Feb. 8
Draft Breakdown (Jeff Risdon) Feb. 8
Newsday (Nick Klopsis) Feb. 8
CSN Philly (Jared Sherman) Feb. 8
CBS Sports (Dane Brugler) Feb. 8
USA Today (Nate Davis) Feb. 8
NJ Advance Media (Darryl Slater) Feb. 7
CSN Mid-Atlantic (Ben Standig) Feb. 4
ESPN (Todd McShay) Feb. 3
Metro U.S. (Matt Burke) Feb. 3
Pro Football Focus (Steve Palazzolo) Feb. 2
USA Today (Jon Ledyard) Feb. 1
Arizona Republic (Bob McManaman) Jan. 29 (Chad Reuter) Jan. 29
Draft Countdown (Scott Wright) Jan. 26
USA Today (Jonah Tuls) Jan. 26
FOX Sports (Peter Schrager) Jan. 26
Bleacher Report (Justis Mosqueda) Jan. 25 (Lance Zierlein) Jan. 22 (Bucky Brooks) Jan. 17 (Daniel Jeremiah) Jan. 17
ESPN (Mel Kiper) Jan. 14
Washington Post (John Harris) Jan. 13
TheBigLead (Jason McIntyre) Jan. 13
CSN Philly (Paul Hudrick) Jan. 11