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PFF’s Steve Palazzolo’s final mock draft gives the Chiefs two CBs, a LB and a RB

Palazzolo predicts three rounds for the Chiefs in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Michigan defensive back David Long jumps up to stretch before running the 40 yard dash during the 2019 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Pro Football Focus analyst Steve Palazzolo has released his final three-round mock draft before the actual draft begins on Thursday. For the Kansas City Chiefs, Palazzolo takes Michigan cornerback David Long at 29, Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin at 61, Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman at 63 and Memphis running back Darrell Henderson at 92.

To our knowledge, none of these players have visited the Chiefs in Kansas City — usually a good indicator of interest. But according to our meetings and interviews tracker, Ya-Sin was reported to have met with the Chiefs at the Senior Bowl, and Henderson reportedly met with the team at the NFL Combine.

That said, it’s important to note that Palazzolo said he is not attempting to predict the draft.

As always, I do not try to predict the draft. I’m playing the role of general manager for all 32 teams, so this mock may look different than many of the cookie cutters around the internet. Remember, draft good players at valuable positions.

So essentially, this mock represent’s PFF’s view of the best players available, with Palazzolo’s view of the Chiefs’ positional needs factored in.

Palazzolo gave notes with all the first round picks. With regard to Long at pick 29, here’s what he had to say:

It’s all about adding coverage on the back end for the Chiefs, and they get one of the best man corners in the draft in Long. He allowed just one catch over 10 yards last season and opposing quarterbacks completed only 30 percent of passes thrown his way over the last two years. Long is on the smaller side, but he has the quicks to mirror in man coverage against the shiftier receivers in the league.

Here’s the full three-round mock:

Round 1

Round 2

  • 33. Arizona Cardinals: WR Andy Isabella, Massachusetts
  • 34. Indianapolis Colts: CB Justin Layne, Michigan State
  • 35. Oakland Raiders: CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State
  • 36. San Francisco 49ers: CB Julian Love, Notre Dame
  • 37. New York Giants: DI Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
  • 38. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
  • 39. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DI Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
  • 40. Buffalo Bills: OT Greg Little, Ole Miss
  • 41. Denver Broncos: QB Drew Lock, Missouri
  • 42. Cincinnati Bengals: Edge Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
  • 43. Detroit Lions: WR N’Keal Harry, Arizona State
  • 44. Green Bay Packers: TE Noah Fant, Iowa
  • 45. Atlanta Falcons: Edge Rashan Gary, Michigan
  • 46. Washington Redskins: C Elgton Jenkins, Mississippi State
  • 47. Carolina Panthers: S Taylor Rapp, Washington
  • 48. Miami Dolphins: G Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
  • 49. Cleveland Browns: CB/S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida
  • 50. Minnesota Vikings: Edge Zach Allen, Boston College
  • 51. Tennessee Titans: DI Khalen Saunders, UCF
  • 52. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Te’Von Coney, Notre Dame
  • 53. Philadelphia Eagles: RB Josh Jacobs, Alabama
  • 54. Houston Texans: OT Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
  • 55. Houston Texans: S Juan Thornhill, Virginia
  • 56. New England Patriots: Edge Anthony Nelson, Iowa
  • 57. Philadelphia Eagles: OT Chuma Edoga, USC
  • 58. Dallas Cowboys: S Deionte Thompson, Alabama
  • 59. Indianapolis Colts: S Amani Hooker, Iowa
  • 60. Los Angeles Chargers: G Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
  • 61. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Rock Ya-Sin, Temple
  • 62. New Orleans Saints: QB Daniel Jones, Duke
  • 63. Kansas City Chiefs: LB Blake Cashman, Minnesota
  • 64. New England Patriots: WR Terry McLaurin, Ohio State

Round 3

  • 65. Arizona Cardinals: OT Tytus Howard, Alabama State
  • 66. Pittsburgh Steelers: Edge Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan
  • 67. San Francisco 49ers: CB Jamel Dean, Auburn
  • 68. New York Jets: OT Kaleb McGary, Washington
  • 69. Jacksonville Jaguars: WR Kelvin Harmon, NC State
  • 70. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Edge LJ Collier, TCU
  • 71. Denver Broncos: CB Sean Bunting, Central Michigan
  • 72. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
  • 73. New England Patriots: TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
  • 74. Buffalo Bills: TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama
  • 75. Green Bay Packers: LB Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame
  • 76. Washington Redskins: WR Diontae Johnson, Toledo
  • 77. Carolina Panthers: Edge Jachai Polite, Florida
  • 78. Miami Dolphins: DI Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State
  • 79. Atlanta Falcons: RB David Montgomery, Iowa State
  • 80. Cleveland Browns: CB Isaiah Johnson, Houston
  • 81. Minnesota Vikings: G Nate Davis, Charlotte
  • 82. Tennessee Titans: Edge Charles Omenihu, Texas
  • 83. Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri
  • 84. Seattle Seahawks: CB Tim Harris, Virginia
  • 85. Baltimore Ravens: WR Parris Campbell, Ohio State
  • 86. Houston Texans: RB Miles Sanders, Penn State
  • 87. Chicago Bears: WR Miles Boykin, Notre Dame
  • 88. Detriot Lions: TE Josh Oliver, San Jose State
  • 89. Indianapolis Colts: CB Joejaun Williams, Vanderbilt
  • 90. Dallas Cowboys: WR Riley Ridley, Georgia
  • 91. Los Angeles Chargers: QB Ryan Finley, NC State
  • 92. Kansas City Chiefs: RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis
  • 93. New York Jets: C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M
  • 94. Los Angeles Rams: LB Vosean Joseph, Florida
  • 95. New York Giants: CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison
  • 96. Washington Redskins: LB Ben Burr-Kirvin, Washington
  • 97. New England Patriots: TE Caleb Wilson, UCLA
  • 98. Jacksonville Jaguars: Edge Ben Banogu, TCU
  • 99. Los Angeles Rams: Edge Ronheen Bingham, Arkansas State
  • 100. Carolina Panthers: DI Armon Watts, Arkansas
  • 101. New England Patriots: OT Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
  • 102. Baltimore Ravens: LB Mack Wilson, Alabama


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