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Bink Chiefs Mock 7.0

Jay Binkley
April 16, 2019 - 1:57 pm

This is my mock 7.0 and my final mock for the draft for the Chiefs.  The way this works is I don't flip-flop alot with my picks so this has many of the same guys but the guys I would take.

The NFL draft is next week and here is our schedule on 610 Sports Radio to cover the draft:

Wednesday April 24 – The Arrowhead Pride Draft Special at 6pm

Thursday April 25 – Show & Vern Draft Special LIVE from Nashville at 6pm

Thursday April 25 – Bink at Night Draft Special at 7pm with AP’s Kent Swanson & Craig Stout

Sunday April 28 – AP Draft Recap Show at 8am

Previous mocks:







Positional breakdowns:

A look at defensive tackles:

A look at corners in the draft:

A look at safeties in the draft:

A look at tight ends in the draft:

A look at receivers in the draft:

MOCK 7.0:

-Round 1 – No. 29 overall-Rock Ya-Sin corner Temple-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.  Matt Miller who I highly respect is moving him up to the first round and I feel this is right.  My friends at Arrowheadpride.com that watched him at the Senior Bowl came away impressed.  I love his toughness and would be a perfect fit into what Spags is trying to do.  Being as physical as he is a perfect fit.  This is my first round pick.  Daniel Jeremiah from NFL Network had him going #28 to the Chargers one pick before the Chiefs.

From Matt Miller:

Rock Ya-Sin is the most physical cornerback in the 2019 draft class. His play at the line of scrimmage is menacing. His length and technique are so good that he can jam and recover without having elite speed. Receivers who do get off the jam against Ya-Sin find themselves struggling to beat his feet in-phase. 

From the Draft Network:

Man Coverage - Has good length and a willingness to be physical downfield. Comfortable in press-man alignment with generally strong footwork and a comfort inside the WR's cylinder. Has nice length to him to generate pass-breakups. Struggles with mirror quickness and fluidity -- change of direction abilities leave him exposed to multi-break routes. Is aggressive closing from off-man alignments but doesn't have ideal click/close ability.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


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. 61 overall-Round 2 – ***TRADE-CHIEFS TRADE PICK 61 AND 5th ROUND NO 167 -Round 2 – No. 61 overall--Chase Winovich Edge Michigan-***((((((TRADE-I HAVE THE CHIEFS TRADING PICK 61 AND THEIR 5TH ROUND PICK # 167 TO MOVE UP TO PICK 53 OF THE EAGLES)))))--Using Jimmy Johnson's trade value chart this might get it done. Tough hard nosed and a motor that does not stop are just a few words to describe this guy.  The Chiefs have been missing toughness and this is exactly the kind of guy this defense wants.  15.5 tackles for loss this year 19 back in 2017.  Love the description by Lance Zierlein-zombie blook pumping through the veins! I have done this trade in my last 3 mocks and won't change it this week either.

From the Draft Network:

Run Defense - Really good point-of-attack run defender, plays with power, leverage and hand placement. Long arms to lock out opponents and keep his frame clean. Easy disengage, push-pulled blockers out of the picture for clean sheds. Penn State and Notre Dame can testify to his functional strength. Smart player who finds the ball quickly and can make plays from the backside. Only limitation is range and athleticism to make plays in space.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


Physical edge defender who plays the game like he has zombie blood pumping through his veins.Winovich is relentless, determined and takes no plays off, but his lack of physical traits and explosiveness as a rusher could limit his upside. Scheme fit could determine his role as 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 rush linebacker, but his football character and physicality improve his odds for success as an eventual starter.

Round 2 – No. 63 overall (from Los Angeles Rams) Kelvin Harmon-WR NC State Big receiver 6'2" 221 lb receiver. 4.6 40 at the combine.  Back to back 1,000 yard seasons.  81 catches for 1186 yards 7 td's in 2018. The more I think about this pick the more I like it.  Staying with this as well.  The phyical wide receiver the Chiefs need.

From the Draft Network:

Ball Skills - Picks up the ball early in its flight path and knows how to adjust to its trajectory. Attacks the football with an alpha mentality and positions his frame to win at the catch point. Capable of making late adjustments to the football and extending in any direction. His ability to track and adjust the football is outstanding and he is apt at showing late hands to not tip the balls arrival. Harmon does well to establish his frame at the catch point and has a knack for making catches that require high levels of concentration and contortion of his frame to secure it.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


Put together well with good strong base and above-average core strength

Heavily targeted safety blanket underneath

Can play pitch-and-catch all day if you let him

Has radar to find open space in zones

Scrambles to uncover when play breaks down

Physical receiver who take it and dish it out

Aggressive at the top of the route to clear the table

Stacks and "big-boys" smaller cornerbacks

Presents as a wide, confident target

Expert ball-tracker with subtle hand usage for late separation

Competes hard when ball is in the air

Hands are strong and steady and pluck it with good extension

Contested catches are not a problem


-Jace Sternberger Tight End Texas A & M-Needs to work on run block but smooth in his routes.  Could be a great option for tight end #2 with the Chiefs.  With Demetrius Harris going to Cleveland this needs to be a priority.  The former Kansas transfer had 48 catches for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns last year.

From the Draft Network:

Versatility -Has been aligned all over offensive sets: flexed, in an H-back/move role and in traditional in-line formation. Receiving chops are effective in all spaces but the further away from the edge the better blocker he can be. Wins with speed and natural body control as receiver. 

Contested Catch Ability -Has made several impressive catches in traffic. Has held onto a few hospital balls that his QB hung him out to dry on. His aggressive approach of the football and his body control to brace for contact are top shelf in this regard. 

From Lance Zierlein NFL.com:


Despite his experience in-line and willingness to block in Jimbo Fisher's offense, he has neither the size nor strength to handle those duties as a pro. Sternberger is athletic with above-average ball skills, catch radius and route breaks that help him undercover on the second and third level. His paychecks will be tied to his pass-catching so he'll need to play stronger through route contact and with better focus when contested. He has eventual starter potential as a move tight-end who can function as a big WR3/4 from the slot.

Round 3 – No. 92 overall-Amani Hooker Safety Iowa-Tough physical player and the Big 10 defensive back of the year.   Can play strong safety and also used in a hybrid linebacker role.  65 tackles last year, 3.5 for loss a sack and 4 interceptions.

From the Draft Network:

Coverage Spacing -Hard not to fall for his transitions, ability to overlap routes from his responsibility are top shelf. Shows really natural segues and ability to drop off as he feels another route developing into his space. Natural to mirror the eyes of the QB.

Acceleration -Lacks high end initial burst. His top speed is perfectly fine but not sold on explosiveness to play true single high free safety. Limitations may hold him to Cover 2 and shallow zones but he excels in those areas anyway...scheme fit needs to be there.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


Hybrid safety with an advanced feel for play design and recognition of where the ball is going and how to play it. He could thrive in a "robber" role or as a big nickel where he can match up against pass-catching tight ends. He's not twitchy, fast or fluid and has some limitations in man coverage; however, he has the size, instincts and ball skills to become a plus starter, but needs to find his perfect scheme fit.

Round 5 – No. 167 overall **Trade** For Winovich


Round 6 – No. 201 overall -Drew Sample tight end Washington-6'5 255" 25 catches with 252 yards and 3 touchdowns.   Could be a good compliment to Travis Kelce who did have off-season surgery:

From the Draft Network:

In-line Blocking - Has the frame and strength needed to exchange power in the trenches but is still more of a technician. Committed to working his hips around and positioning his frame to seal lanes. Would create more movement if he played with more consistently leveraged hips and developed more strength in his lower half that would allow him to accelerate his feet and move bodies. Does well to fit his hands.

Space Blocking - Has most of his success as a blocker when he is tasked with lead blocking into a gap, the perimeter and as a vertical blocker. Does well to play under control and connect with moving targets. Angles are generally sound.

Versatility - Vanilla skill set and he doesn't shine in any one area although he is functional in multiple usages. Most effective as a move blocker but has flashes blocking in-line. Receiving skill set is limited but he can handle basic concepts.

BEST TRAIT - Space Blocking

WORST TRAIT - Receiving


When evaluating Sample's game, he does a little bit of everything but doesn't stand out particularly well in any area. His technique as a blocker is generally sound but his play strength yields modest results. As a receiver, Sample needs considerable development as a route runner and to prove his hands/ball skills given his minimal utilization. With that said, his below average athletic ability suggests his upside is limited. Sample may have some value on special teams and as a No. 3 tight end, but his overall ceiling is low. Likely a depth player.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.com-


Sample's size and lunch-pail demeanor are what NFL teams look for at the point of attack. While he might be typecast as just a blocking tight end, he possess enough speed and ball skills to become a more productive pass catcher than he was at Washington. His size, football character and commitment as a run blocker give him a chance to become a solid combination tight end with TE2 potential.

From the Draft Network:

Route-Running - Has flashed the ability to sell fakes in his route breaks, but not a consistently dynamic route runner. Sits down against man coverage when he should run to space. Needs to do a better job of exploding out of breaks and detaching against man coverage down the field. Should never get hung up on contact at his size, but does. Needs to be more aware of jams.

Ball Skills - Strong hands to snag the ball outside his frame. Has flashed high-point ability and clearly has the radius to adjust to off-target throws. Rarely drops the football. Unafraid to extend for the ball over the middle of the field. Hasn't received a ton of high degree of difficulty catches, but has impressed in the opportunities he's gotten. Little tight in the hips and hops are a question mark.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


With his play speed, ability to maintain separation and ready-steady hands, Nauta fits the mold of a "matchup tight end" with the ability to factor in on all three levels. He doesn't need scheme help to uncover against man coverage and has potential to become a solid move blocker to help elevate the perimeter run game. He's on the smaller side which could work against him, but he has enough athletic ability and pass-catching talent to outplay his draft slotting.


Runs well and plays fast Subtle speed alterations inside his routes Accelerates through the turn to gain space on defender Quick to find coverage gap between linebackers and safeties Has the ability to stress safeties Won’t gear down when locating the football Hands catcher with soft, supportive mitts Catches away from his body Runs away from linebackers when he catches in stride Makes necessary adjustments as blocker in space Hustles to cut-off blocks on second and third levels

Round 6 - No. 214 overall (compensatory pick) - Alex Barnes RB Kansas State -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.  He has worked out for the Chiefs and they went to his pro day.

From the Draft Network:

Durability -Big boomer of a back and was really encouraged to take over the lead role down the stretch. Seemed to get better late in the season and his overall running style will lend well to being the one to "close". No notable college injuries. 

Balance -He's got good contract balance and will spin, twist and pull himself out of arm tackles to get extra yardage. He's not super springy or dynamic in his cuts to pinball or put multiple moves together, however.  

From Lance Zierlein NFL.COM:


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)-Staying with -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:


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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