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New PFF mock draft goes with offensive tackle in the first round

The third PFF mock draft — this one for three full rounds — sticks with the offensive line.

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On Monday, football analytics site Pro Football Focus published a three-round NFL Mock draft — this one from writer Michael Renner. In previous PFF mocks, Austin Gayle thought the Kansas City Chiefs would use the 31st pick to take NDSU offensive tackle Dillon Radunz, while Seth Galina opted for USC guard Alijah Vera-Tucker. This time, Renner stayed with the offensive line.

31. Kansas City Chiefs — OT Sam Cosmi, Texas

The Chiefs did a ton to address their offensive line via free agency, but none of it did anything to fill the shoes of the two starting tackles they released. Cosmi is one of the most experienced tackles in the class. He has 1,529 career pass-blocking snaps to his name and is one heck of an athlete, as well.

Both of the previous PFF mocks were published before the Chiefs released offensive tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on March 11. Before that time, some mock drafts called for the team to go with defensive ends or wide receivers. But it’s now unlikely that we’ll see many mocks call for the Chiefs to go with anything besides a tackle in the opening round.

Although others might have other tackle prospects as their favorite, few would disagree that Cosmi would be a good player in a position of need. In Renner’s view, Cosmi would be the sixth tackle selected — after Stanford’s Walker Little, but before Radunz.

In the second and third rounds, Renner predicted Georgia cornerback Tyson Campbell for the Chiefs with the 63rd pick and Florida State edge rusher Joshua Kaindoh going to Kansas City with the 94th.