Kansas City Chiefs 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0

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It’s NFL Draft week! And, we’re less than 12 hours away from the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. For the Chiefs, however, they’ll likely have to wait until Day 2, as they do not have a first round pick this year – the price paid for Patrick Mahomes.

Round 2, pick 22 (54th Overall): EDGE rusher Lorenzo Carter (Georgia)
Measureables:

  • Height – 6-5
  • Weight – 250
  • Hands – 10 3/8
  • Arms – 34
  • 40 YD – 4.5
  • Vertical – 36
  • Broad – 10.1

The Chiefs lacked pass pressure last year. Dee Ford was injured, the aging Tamba Hali did play much and Justin Houston can only do so much. Carter brings a fire desperately needed opposite Houston. With the addition of Carter, the return of Ford and hopeful growth of last year’s second rounder Tanoh Kpassagnon, the Chiefs pass rush could be much improved in 2018. Carter is very good at finding and getting to the ball, contains the edge and has a good first step. He needs to put on little extra muscle and needs patience to help fight off blockers. A projected 3-4 OLB.

TRADE – Round 3, pick 1 (65th overall) – Chiefs send WR Chris Conley and a future second round pick to the Bills and select S Kyzir White (West Virginia)

Measurables:

  • Height – 6-2
  • Weight – 218
  • Hands – 10 1/8
  • Arms – 31 5/8
  • Vertical – 35.5
  • Broad – 9.5
  • Reps – 21

Plays bigger than he is, the hard-hitting safety isn’t scared to get physical. A guy who can play a hybrid role as LB or safety, and could potentially that nickel LB role that Eric Berry frequents. Needs to work on his fluidity when transitioning in and out of turns. Would be a welcome addition to the defensive backfield. With Berry as the man who would do his mentoring, I would be 100% comfortable White would turn into a solid NFL safety.

Round 3, pick 14 (78th overall): CB MJ Stewart (North Carolina)

Measurables:

  • Height – 5-11
  • Weight – 200
  • Hands – 9 1/4
  • Arms – 31 1/4
  • 40 YD – 4.54
  • Vertical – 35
  • Broad – 9.10
  • Reps – 18
  • 3 Cone – 6.9

Stewart is a prospect who would give a nice addition to the secondary after losing All-Pro Marcus Peters to trade. He is considered by many to be a lock down corner. Fuller and Stewart could be a very good duo, along with former Raider David Amerson, and he is great in press coverage, which DC Bob Sutton prefers to run. Doesn’t fall for double moves and is great against the run. Strangely, he has over 40 passes defended in two season with a surprising 0 picks.

Round 3, pick 22 (86th overall): DT Nathan Shephard (Fort Hays St.)
Measurables:

  • Height – 6-1
  • Weight – 315
  • Hands – 10 1/8
  • Arms – 32 3/8
  • 40 YD – 5.09
  • 10 YD Split – 1.77
  • Vertical – 31
  • Broad – 9.4
  • 3-cone – 7.5

Shephard has one of the highest ceilings of any DT in this draft. Not as polished as some, but he will shine like a diamond in no time. Shephard has good length, good awareness and for his size, can play in space very well. Needs to work on his hand and technique as he sometimes has trouble getting off blocks. The Chiefs need some “plug and play guys” early in the draft, and Shephard wouldn’t start right away but, he will be a solid DT in a couple years.

Round 4, pick 22 (118th overall): G Wyatt Teller (Virginia Tech)

Measurables:

  • Height – 6040
  • Weight – 301
  • Hands – 10 1/2
  • Arms – 34
  • 40 YD – 5.24
  • 10 YD Split – 1.85
  • Vertical – 29
  • Broad – 9.6
  • Reps – 30

An under the radar offensive linemen who could be a huge steal at this spot. He had a great 2016 campaign and fell off in 2017 but, I think 2016 guy is still there. A big guy who doesn’t allow pressure on the QB and has excellent body control and great balance. Struggles in space, but could potentially be the guy they have been looking for to fill that hole in the OL.

Round 4, pick 24 (120th overall): WR Keke Coutee (Texas Tech)

Measurables:

  • Height – 5-10
  • Weight – 181
  • Hands – 8 3/8
  • Arms – 29 7/8
  • 40 YD – 4.43
  • Vertical – 34.5
  • Broad – 9.5
  • Reps – 14
  • 3-cone – 6.93

Coutee adds even more speed to an already extremely fast offense and he already has chemistry with Mahomes, as he was a top target for at Texas Tech. He also adds value as a return man. A guy who has no issue getting separation but, has trouble with contact. Needs to get tougher and fight for YAC. Would be a nice Albert Wilson replacement in the slot.

Round 6, pick 35 (209th overall): DE Kentavius Street (NC State)
Measurables:

  • Height – 6-2
  • Weight – 280
  • Hands – 10 1/4
  • Arms – 32 7/8
  • 40 YD – 4.87
  • 10 YD Split – 1.67
  • Reps – 28

A powerhouse, a tank, a bulldozer. Someone who can break through the line and get pressure when needed. Has trouble with change of direction and loses the ball at times. Also, not real long, which causes trouble when getting off blocks. After his ACL injury (just had surgery this week), he will like fall from what was looking to be a mid-round prospect. Could be a steal for a team willing to wait a year for him to heal and basically redshirt him.

Round 7, pick 15 (233rd overall): ILB Azeem Victor (Washington)
Measurables:

  • Height – 6-2
  • Weight – 240
  • Hands – 9 3/8
  • Arms – 33
  • 40 YD – 4.72
  • Vertical – 32.5
  • Broad – 9.7
  • Reps – 19
  • 3-cone – 7.2

Victor sticks to the Veach path: young, athletic and aggressive. A hard-hitter who would add some fire. He’s also a good tackler who has ability to be explosive. Struggles to get off blocks and has trouble in man coverage. Likely be a special teamer while fighting for the a reserve LB spot.

Round 7, pick 25 (243rd overall): TE Cam Serigne (Wake Forest)
Measurables:

  • Height – 6-2
  • Weight – 240
  • 40 YD – 4.97
  • 10 YD Split – 1.7
  • Vertical – 32
  • Broad – 9.1
  • Reps – 17
  • 3-cone – 7.09

A consistent pass catcher and a decent blocking tight endwho compliments Travis Kelce’s big-play ability. Someone who isn’t going to come in and wow people but, who would play a significant role as TE2. Needs work on hand placement when blocking and route running, but well worth a sixth or seventh round selection.

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