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Bink Chiefs mock 2.0

Chiefs stay pass rusher in round 1

Jay Binkley
March 12, 2019 - 11:01 am
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The Chiefs have had some movement since my mock 1.0.  Justin Houston is gone, Carlos Hyde and the Honey Badger are in.  Dee Ford has been tagged but remains in limbo:

This takes care of some of the safety problems:

Here is our latest Chiefs Free Agency Tracker:

Here is my mock 1.0:

Bink Mock 2.0:

-Round 1 – No. 29 overall-Jaylon Ferguson-EDGE-Louisiana Tech-Stayting with this pick as I did with Patrick Mahomes in 2017.  Each mock same guy.  Maybe when I get to 3.0 or 4.0 things will change but with the loss of Houston and Dee Ford the Chiefs must get pass rush.  As I said last time out of the top 20 sackers in 2018 14 of them were first round picks, 4 were 2nd round picks and 2 were 3rd round picks.  Have to address this early and "sack daddy" is still my guy.  He is the NCAA all time leading sacker.....that plays! 26 tackles for loss this year and 17.5 sacks make him very attractive for the Chiefs. 

From the Draft Network:

Scheme Versatility - Has played from a 2 and 3-point stance, but I don't believe he's anything other than a hand-down defensive end in the NFL. Not athletic enough to be a preferable option in coverage. Doesn't get reps inside at Louisiana Tech, but I could see the NFL kicking him inside and letting him rush the passer over a guard on long/late downs.

-Round 2 – No. 61 overall-Rock Ya-Sin-Corner Temple-Tough corner will play nicely with the Honey Badger behind him. 47 tackles, 2 for loss and 12 passes defended.  One thing that has been missing is toughness on this defense.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Body-beautiful cornerback with good size and potential, but just one year of FBS football experience. Ya-Sin needs technique work across the board, but the ability to handle the duties of the position are all in place and waiting to be unlocked. He has the strength, toughness and feet to go from shadowing presence to a more disruptive one as a press-man corner. His lack of technique allows for some pitch-and-catch moments in coverage, but he has moldable traits to become a future starter with more experience and coaching.

-Round 2 – No. 63 overall (from Los Angeles Rams)-Deebo Samuel Wide Receiver South Carolina-Since they have signed the Honey Badger I felt there is no reason to neglect weapons for Pat and with the first 2 picks on defense and the next pick on defense I decided to go offense. 62 catches 882 yards and 11 touchdowns.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Tyshun "Deebo" Samuel lives up to his nickname (it comes from a tough guy in the movie "Friday") and plays each game like he's stepping into an alley fight. While Samuel is tough and competitive, he lacks suddenness and might need scheme help with motion and bunch formations to help free him against NFL man coverage. He is a gamer who thrives once the ball is in his hands, and he might be able to help a team from the slot if he can stay healthy.

From the Draft Network:

Release - Smooth out of his stance and knows how to reduce his surface area and deploy a variety of jab steps, footwork and body fakes to beat press coverage. Has enough speed but isn't overly explosive to truly stress corners to turn and run with them. Separates rapidly in quick game.

-Round 3 – No. 92 overall- Jonathan Abram safety Mississippi State-99 tackles, 3 interceptions and 2 sacks.  Tough physical run stopper that would play nice in building up the Chiefs secondary. Ran a 4.45 at the combine.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Blunt force-striker with the measurables and play demeanor teams look for from a down safety with nickel linebacker qualities. Abrams did an admirable job in coverage in Mississippi State's scheme but might not have the anticipation and ball skills to hold up in extended coverage duties. Abrams shines as a physical run defender with pursuit speed and energy to play sideline to sideline. He grades out as one of the better options for teams looking to deploy an effective "big nickel" defender near the box.

From the Draft Network:

Route Recognition - Super aggressive to blow up receiver screens. Can also be caught biting on underneath routes and looking into the backfield even as the last line of defense. Has to be more disciplined with his eyes in coverage. Has flashes of good recognition, but too often just looking for the next thing to hit.-

-Round 5 – No. 167 Renell Wren Defensive Line Arizona State-Moved up probably a round or 2 with his performance at the combine.  He put on a show and made the all combine team.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Enticing prospect offering size, strength and athleticism to entice NFL general managers who covet elite traits over college production. Wren's play was uneven while aligned on the nose in 2018, but he should benefit from a move to defensive tackle in an odd or even front as a pro. The cheat code in unlocking his ability and production might rest in a team's ability to correct his hands and feet while improving recognition. With all things considered, "boom or bust" might be an appropriate tag for him

Round 6 – No. 201 overall-Josh Oliver Tight End San Jose State-56 catches for 709 yards and 4 touchdowns. 6'5 249 lbs. that ran a 4.63 40 at the combine.  Chiefs need to be thinking about tight end 2.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Above-average, mid-air athlete with plus ball skills who was forced to deal with coverages that were consistently shaded in his direction thanks to an excessive target count. Oliver's route-running and ball-tracking talent allow him to work beyond the first level and can help NFL team's looking to push the ball downfield. Oliver will flash as an in-line blocker at times but might need to enter the league as a TE2/3 who works from the slot until he becomes more skilled and consistent at the point of attack.

From the Draft Network:

Run Blocking - More of a positional blocker, but has the upper body strength to be pretty effective. Aware of his body positioning and hat placement, getting his frame in-between the defensive lineman and ball carrier. Enough power and grip strength in his upper body to stop the lateral movements of defensive lineman or get them off-balance. Not a ton of driving in his run blocking. When asked to block in space, he's patient to a fault. Doesn't necessarily collapse the space on defensive backs, instead choosing to let them come to him. Would like to see more aggressiveness, even when this technique has been effective.

-Round 6 - No. 214 overall (compensatory pick) -​-Alex Barnes running back Kansas State-Staying with Barnes in the 6th round.  I keep seeing him listed late in the draft so this is a dart I would throw. he has met with the Chiefs and blew people away with his 34 bench press reps the third most by a running back since 2003.   He led the Big 12 with 1,355 yards rushing.  He was way down the list of RB's heading into the combine but things have changed with his performace in Indy.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Barnes is a productive early-entrant with good play strength but average ability to elude and create. On tape, he appears to lack downhill burst and explosive speed to the corner and is more of a "get what’s blocked" back than a dynamic presence with the ball in his hands. His talent as a lead blocker and ability to handle third-down duties should add some value to his draft profile, but RB3 might be his ceiling.


-Round 7 – No. 216 overall (from San Francisco)-Mark Fields cornerback Clemson-blazing speed who needs work, would be a guy that would have to bust it to make the roster but could end up on the practice squad but that speed can't be denied.  Strong 4.37 in the combine might have him moving up to the 6th round.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:

Overview

Fields' draft stock has taken an upward turn after a strong second-half performance against Alabama and a solid week of work at the Senior Bowl. He's combination of strength, speed and explosiveness should serve him well as he transitions inside. His lack of experience shows up in his technique and pattern recognition, but with time, his athletic traits and natural man cover talent could give him a chance to be a starting nickel.

 

 

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