Cris Collinsworth was one of the first to predict that the St. Louis Rams would trade up to the No. 1 spot and select a quarterback. He was right about that so it makes me wonder if this guy knows what he's talking about with his second mock draft which was released last week.
Collinsworth's second mock is intriguing for the Kansas City Chiefs because the pick is not a corner or a defensive linemen, which it seems almost all mocks are saying these days.
Collinsworth has Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell falling to the Chiefs 28th pick.
Kansas City isn’t a downfield-throwing team – QB Alex Smith tied for the shortest average depth of throw in the league last season — so Treadwell is the perfect fit here. Treadwell ran a slow 40 time at his pro day, and that dropped him down many boards, but there’s no denying his size, run-after-catch ability, and knack for coming down with contested catches. The Chiefs will be throwing a lot of slants and fades — routes on which receivers typically don’t get a ton of separation and have to come down with difficult catches — and Treadwell is the man for that job. He’d be a top-10 pick if he were just a bit quicker.
Credit him for something different. Do we like the pick? I'm interested, for sure. Treadwell was dinged for his slow-ish 40-yard dash time (4.63) but we should know by now that what a player does on the field is more important than his times. The vertical game isn't as important for the Chiefs anyway. I also like that Treadwell is big and can block. That's important in the Chiefs short and quick passing game.
The Chiefs have three potential No. 2 receivers in Albert Wilson, Chris Conley and Rod Streater. When you have three No. 2 receivers, do you really have any? They're all good players but I'll be interested to see if any of them, especially Conley, step up to clearly take the No. 2 job.
Would you take Treadwell at 28? I like it for the value alone.