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Jay Binkley
April 15, 2018 - 9:00 pm

I like to narrow it down and not be all over the place in these mocks so you might have noticed many of the same names.  But these positions are positions of need for the Kansas City Chiefs.  I always start 1.0 with taking a few chances here and there but then as we get closer we see where guys might truly end up as their stock has gone up or down.  I might make a few changes as we get closer but it won't be many.  I will just update this 6.0.  

The toughest decision in this mock is not having Shaquem Griffin in it.  I feel his stock is rising and might even go in the third round.

The NFL Draft begins April 26th in Dallas and runs through the 28th. Let's hope KC gets one in 2019 or 2020.  The decision is coming soon:

Here are my other mocks:

MOCK 1.0:

MOCK 2.0:

MOCK 3.0:

MOCK 4.0:

MOCK 5.0:


**Round 2 pick 54-Lorenzo Carter-EDGE-Georgia-Must need for the Chiefs as I have had him in 5 of 6 mocks in the 2nd round and nationally he is gaining steam in this spot in other mocks. 


From Lance Zierlein on NFL.com: "STRENGTHS Tremendously long and rangy. Long strider with ability to cover ground quickly and close on wide flowing plays. Effective use of arm length. Consistent punch and separation against blocks. Takes contain responsibilities seriously. Plus quickness in lateral slides. Frame unravels to catch running backs who think they are in the clear. Uses long-arm stab to access blocker's frame and set the edge. Build-up speed creates downfield angles to the sideline to challenge ball carriers and receivers after catch. Active as tackler to search for and yank at the football. Forced and recovered six career fumbles. Has edge-threatening get-off. Uses slinky upper body to slide around blocker's punch. Flashes talent to flip hips around the arc and flatten to the quarterback. Posted 15 career sacks."

**Round 3 pick 78-M.J. Stewart-CORNER-North Carolina-I like his physicality at the postion and versatily in the defensive backfield. Had 2 sacks and 5 tackles for loss at the corner position this year.

From Lance Zierlein from NFL.com-"BOTTOM LINE Stewart is well-built and very physical in both his coverage and his run support. He's athletic enough to handle man coverage duties from a variety of techniques whether playing outside or inside and he has the instincts, ball skills and toughness to transition to safety if need be. Stewart can be deployed in a variety of positions in the secondary which should lend itself to early playing time for him with a starter's role in his future."

**Round 3 pick 86-Tim Settle-DL-Virginia Tech-6'3" 335 lbs.  The Chiefs could really use that size on the defensive line.  He would also help keep the blockers off of Reggie Ragland and Anthony Hitchens so they can flow to the ball.


From Lance Zierlein at NFL.COM: "STRENGTHS Accepted his coaches challenge to lose weight and improve conditioning and has done just that. Thick and broad across lower body. Rare agility for a man his size. Plays with infectious energy. Built low to the ground. Blasts out of his stance to capture the neutral zone. Able to play under and through the edge of blockers. Can be destructive along the interior when he has his wind. Power in upper body for quick punch and shed at point of attack. Good pursuit motor around the field. Locates ball early in the snap and plays off blocks to make tackles. Pad level is good. Has ability to penetrate and two-gap. Arm over can get early wins. Legitimate pocket pusher who can force quarterback to throw from unbalanced platform."

**Round 4 pick 122-Hercules Mata'afa-EDGE-Washington State-Had to keep Hercules here. He was one of the first guys on the radar this year for me when it came to the mocks. Huge motor and I guy I could see bringin some fire to the defense.


From Lance Zierlein at NFL.COM:  STRENGTHS Known as the toughest guy in the locker room. Every snap is important to him. Uses explosive get-off to disrupt play design from a defensive tackle spot. Impossible to secure him with reach blocks when he's playing three-technique. Zombie-like motor. Gets tackles and sacks thanks to secondary effort. Good lateral quickness to slide to the blocker's edge. Plays with single-minded desire to find the football. Has leverage to work under and around the blocker once he gets to an edge. Punishing tackler with heavy pads."

**Round 4 pick 124-Wyatt Teller-GUARD-Virginia Tech-Made an apperance first in my mock 4.0 and hasn't left since. Powerful blocker that would fit in nicely with this line. He started all 13 games at left guard last year and the Chiefs need a left guard with the rest of the line set.

From Lance Zierlein at NFL.COM: "STRENGTHS Built like a block of granite with a well-proportioned, muscular frame. Carries high percentage of lean muscle mass and is a weight room freak with a 400-pound power clean, 460-pound bench press and a 600-pound squat. Can punch and press defenders out of his frame with no worries. Uses well-targeted, accurate hand placement. Consistently locks arms out in pass pro and uses them as powerful brace to stand his ground. Possesses excellent body control and is able to maintain balance through contact with ease. Ornery play demeanor suited him in 2016. Shows an ability to center and sustain as drive blocker."

**Round 6 pick 196-Durham Smythe-TE-Notre Dame-Had a touchdown catch in the Senior Bowl and has become a guy out to show how versatile he is as a tight end and not just a blocker.  The Chiefs need to get another strong blocking tight end to help in the run game and also for pass protection for Patrick Mahomes.

From Lance Zierlein at NFL.COM: "Has good size and should continue to grow into his frame. Has a finisher's demeanor as a blocker. Plays like an offensive lineman. Technically sound blocker. Hand placement is accurate and he unlocks his hips into opponent. Runs his feet on down blocks until the block is secured. Understands his landmarks and takes proper angles. Excellent timing and radar when working up to linebacker on combos. Plus blocker for the position in-line and on the move. Trustworthy in pass protection. Was able to work the seam and lay out to make the catch. Unfazed by hitters in the middle of the field.

**Round 7 pick 243-Dylan Cantrell-WR-Texas Tech-Draft grades are all over the place for Cantrell from not drafted to being in the 5th, 6th or 7th.  If he is still there this would be a player to develop for the Chiefs and his familiarity with Mahomes as they played together in high school and at Texas Tech. I really like Cantrell and the chemistry with Mahomes.  The Chiefs might find themselves moving up in the draft or down earlier to obtain more picks. If the Chiefs could find a way to get another 5th or 6th rounder I feel that Durham Smythe at tight end that Dylan Cantrell would be some offensive pieces that would fit.  The main thing is the Chiefs have been putting some pieces around Patrick Mahomes like Sammy Watkins but this would be a nice famaliar piece for Mahomes. Bottom line is if Brett Veach feels he will go earlier find a way to move up to grab Cantrell as he is a hidden gem in this draft.


**Round 7 pick 243-Sean Chandler-SAFETY-Temple-Improved his 40 time at Temple's pro day.  I like this guys attitude and would fit in great here.  Special teams is where I could really see him helping out.


From Lance Zierlein at NFL.COM: "STRENGTHS Four-year starter and highly regarded by everyone in the program. Mentally tough with history of defeating adversity. Mature playing style. Does what needs to be done around line of scrimmage as tackler. Steps into run fits and wraps tightly around runner's legs to finish as solo tackler. Looks to pull the ball free when he can. Pursues ball with consistent vigor. Opportunistic. The football finds him in coverage. Ten career interceptions. Quick to tackle after catch. Aware from shallow zone. Cornerback experience shows when guarding slot. Always plays under control. Covers kicks and can return punts."

**Priority Free Agent-Logan Woodside-QB-Toledo-  Good chance he isn't drafted but the Chiefs should be all over making this a priority after the draft.  Check out this breakdown on him by Pro Football Focus.  He also can play some football as he led the nation in touchdown passes in 2016.  Perfect guy to have as your third string quarterback.


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