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Peter Schrager sends first-round cornerback to Chiefs in new mock draft

Just as he did in his first mock draft, the GMFB host makes a surprising Chiefs draft selection.

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On Tuesday, “Good Morning Football” co-host (and Arrowhead Pride lobbyist) Peter Schrager published his second mock draft.

In his first mock published almost two weeks ago, offensive tackle prospects Rashawn Slater, Penei Sewell and Christian Darrisaw were all gone before the 31st pick. But instead of Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins, Schrager went with LSU wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. for Kansas City.

This time, Jenkins is off the board when it’s Kansas City’s turn — and Schrager goes yet another direction.

31. Greg Newsome II • CB • Northwestern

The Chiefs are loaded, and GM Brett Veach has addressed all the key spots this offseason. Look for a Best Player Available situation here. Newsome is a smart defender who excelled against top receivers and had an electric pro day.

It’s interesting that Schrager chooses a corner — and perhaps even more intriguingly — says that Veach has “addressed all the key spots” during the offseason. Many would disagree with him, saying that the Chiefs still have a large hole at left tackle — if not both offensive tackle positions.

Just as we noted with his first mock, we have to consider the possibility that Schrager knows something we don’t — that Kansas City will be filling the left tackle position with a player already on the roster, a veteran who is about to be signed or a prospect that the Chiefs think will be available to them in the second round.

Or again... it could be the Chiefs floating something out there to set up a draft-day smokescreen.

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In this scenario, would you pick a cornerback for the Chiefs at 31?

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  • 34%
    Yes — this one!
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  • 5%
    Yes... but not this one.
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    No.
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