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Chiefs mock draft: Is left guard worthy of a first round pick?

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The Kansas City Chiefs don't have a ton of major needs but they have a few that need to be addressed this offseason. Besides cornerback, one of those needs is left guard. The Chiefs lost Ben Grubbs and Jeff Allen from last offseason and while they have some guard candidates (Zach Fulton, Jah Reid) it's probably a position that needs to be looked at this offseason.

Is the first round too high for a guard? This mock draft has the Chiefs going with Stanford guard Joshua Garnett in the first round.

Andy Reid has taken a guard in the first as recently as a few years ago with Danny Watkins but that didn't work out. He also selected guard Shawn Andrews in the first round and that did work out.

In KC, however, the Chiefs haven't placed a huge priority on guard. They used sixth round picks on Zach Fulton and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. They used a fifth on Ben Grubbs and gave him a new deal but that didn't work out. The Chiefs also let guards Jeff Allen, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah walk.

Based on how the Chiefs have viewed guard since they've been in KC, I don't think a first round pick on a guard will happen. The Chiefs seem to believe that they can find someone for that position in the later rounds.