I had cornerback listed on my list of the Kansas City Chiefs top needs entering the 2018 NFL Draft and the SB Nation’s second round NFL mock draft has the KC Chiefs taking just that, a cornerback, Isaiah Oliver out of Colorado.
Oliver is listed at 6’ and 201 pounds. His father played in the NFL for five years and was a world class athlete. The need is obvious after the Chiefs traded Marcus Peters away. While they did acquire Kendall Fuller, the Chiefs could still use more corner depth (as most teams could).
I wouldn’t mind taking a cornerback here, pass rusher or defensive lineman. Heck, I could take about any defensive player with this pick.
There is a chance the Chiefs trade back up in the second round. They currently hold the 54th pick and we know GM Brett Veach likes to trade. The Chiefs have two other third round picks to play with if they do want to move up. The Chiefs also believe they have a deep roster so perhaps trading one or both of those thirds away to move up makes sense.
The very next pick in this SB Nation mock draft has the Panthers taking CB Jessie Bates III, which is the current Arrowhead Pride prediction for the pick.
33. Cleveland Browns: Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
34. New York Giants: Will Hernandez, G, UTEP
35. Cleveland Browns: Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
36. Indianapolis Colts: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
37. Indianapolis Colts: Harrison Phillips, DL, Stanford
38. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Connor Williams, OT, Texas
39. Chicago Bears: James Daniels, C, Iowa
40. Denver Broncos: Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
41. Oakland Raiders: Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
42. Miami Dolphins: Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
43. New England Patriots: Sam Hubbard, LB/DE, Ohio State
44. Washington: Ronald Jones II, RB, Southern California
45. Green Bay Packers: Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College
46. Cincinnati Bengals: Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
47. Arizona Cardinals: Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
48. Los Angeles Chargers: Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
49. Indianapolis Colts: Mike Gesicki, TE, Penn State
50. Dallas Cowboys: Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
51. Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn
52. Philadelphia Eagles: Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Justin Reid, S, Stanford
54. Kansas City Chiefs: Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
55. Carolina Panthers: Jessie Bates III, S, Wake Forest
56. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rashaan Gaulden, CB, Tennessee
57. Tennessee Titans: Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
58. Atlanta Falcons: Tim Settle, DL, Virginia Tech
59. San Francisco 49ers: Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
60. Pittsburgh Steelers: Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Southern California
61. Jacksonville Jaguars: Austin Corbett, G, Nevada
62. Minnesota Vikings: Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
63. New England Patriots: Rasheem Green, Edge, Southern California
64. Cleveland Browns: Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon