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In his second mock draft, Charley Casserly sees offensive tackle to Chiefs

Casserly thought cornerback in his first mock draft but has since changed his tune.

NCAA Football: Bowling Green at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

In his initial mock draft in early February, former Washington and Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly selected Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II at No. 31 for the Kansas City Chiefs.

In part two — posted to NFL dot com this week — he went with an offensive lineman, addressing the team’s most pressing and obvious need at tackle.

31. Liam Eichenberg • OT • Notre Dame

Eichenberg may need to start immediately at left tackle after all the turnover along the O-line. It’s a big ask to protect the blind side of one of the league’s top QBs.

Prior to his selection of Eichenberg to the Chiefs, Oregon’s Penei Sewell (Cincinnati at No. 5), Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater (Carolina at No. 8), Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins (Las Vegas at No. 17), Virginia Tech’s Christian Darrisaw (Minnesota at No. 19) and Michigan’s Jalen Mayfield (Tennessee at No. 22) were off the board.

This time around, Casserly mocked Newsome to go much earlier — No. 20 to the Chicago Bears. Whether Kansas City believes Eichenberg could start at left tackle on Day 1 is likely to determine if they make this selection on night one of the draft on Thursday, April 29.


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