AG Mock Draft Roundup

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Here at AG we’re keeping an eye out on mock drafts circling the interwebz. If there’s a mock draft you like, that doesn’t require clicking through 29 pages to get to our pick, let us know and we’ll add it.

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29. Kansas City Chiefs

29) Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson: The Chiefs have the personnel to excel with the switch to Steve Spagnuolo’s 4-3, provided they can bring back Dee Ford and not have a pressing need for an edge rusher. But one area they must improve is at cornerback, where they were routinely exposed. Mullen can excel in press coverage and potentially give the defense a No. 1 corner to rely on.  

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29) Trayvon Mullen, CB, Clemson: The Chiefs’ defense is the biggest reason they didn’t reach the Super Bowl, and this offseason will be about reloading the roster on that side of the ball. Mullen, the defensive MVP of this year’s national title game, has the size and length Kansas City loves at corner.

61) Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

64) Jaylon Ferguson, EDGE, Louisiana Tech

92) Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis

Draftsite

29) Byron Murphy, CB, Washington

Draftek

29) Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State: 30-year-old DE Allen Bailey will be a free agent in March. We need a quality DE to step into his spot on the 4-3 defensive line. Dre’Mont Jones registered 43 tackles, 13 for a loss, 8.5 QB sacks, one forced fumble, and one INT during his Junior year with the Buckeyes before declaring for the NFL Draft. CB and Safety are also in play for RD1. At this point in the draft, I’d prefer the Chiefs trade down five to ten spots to acquire additional picks.

Walter Football

29) Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson:  The Chiefs need secondary and linebacker help, but they’re getting the best player available with this selection. Andy Reid loves to take second chances on players, so I think this makes sense. Dexter Lawrence is a monster of a defensive tackle (6-5, 340) and is exceptional at both stuffing the run and pressuring the quarterback. He has fallen in this mock draft because of his positive drug test. 

Bleacher Report

29) Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia: Defense. Defense. Defense. General manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid should have one thing on their minds this offseason. The Chiefs have an offense that can score on anyone but a defense that allows too many leads to disappear. Scoring 40 points should ensure a victory, but for the Chiefs in 2018, it didn’t. That’s why Veach and Co. must identify starting-caliber defenders and load up with their three picks in the first two rounds.

Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker is a dream fit in new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme. He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, a willing tackler in the run game, and has the size and enough speed to handle receivers in man or zone coverage. He might not run a low 4.4 at the combine, but Baker makes up for it with his length and awareness.

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NHChiefsfan
NHChiefsfan

1st Byron Murphy (CB Washington)
2nd Dexter Lawrence (DT Clemson)
2nd Julian Love (CB Notre Dame)
3rd Chase Winovich (OLB/DE Michigan)
5th Juwon Young (ILB Marshall)
6th Connor McGovern (C/G Penn State)
6th Zedrick Woods (S Ole Miss)
7th Tony Pollard (RB Memphis)

ChiefUdall
ChiefUdall

I would be pumped if we got Dex at 29

ElPasoJason
ElPasoJason

How’s the depth at athletic trainer and team doctor this year? If we don’t get some depth at water boy we are going to be one ankle sprain away from disaster.

zulu trader
zulu trader

I WONDER HOW MANY QUALITY CANDIDATES ARE AVAILABLE AT EACH OF THOSE POSITIONS, HOW IS THE DEPTH OF THE DRAFT?

zulu trader
zulu trader

sorry

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)

I would love to be able to trade back into the second for multiple picks and still nab Dexter Lawrence. He got caught using PED if I recall correctly. I can see a few teams thinking that if he got caught at the college level we may not want to deal with any future headaches.

BigBill
BigBill

Both of those described CBs sound good. I don’t know much about either of them but I’d prefer Mullen’s size over Baker’s.