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Bink Chiefs Mock 8.0

Jay Binkley
April 23, 2019 - 2:41 pm
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Well things certainly changed for the 1019 draft with the trade for Frank Clark so it takes away the Chiefs 1st round pick.  They also give up a 2nd rounder next year and swap with the Seahawks in the third round.

Positional breakdowns:

A look at defensive tackles

A look at tight ends

A look at safeties

A look at receivers

A look at corners

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Chiefs mock 8.0:

-Round 1 – No. 29 overall-**Frank Clark trade takes this pick away**

-Round 2 – No. 61 overall-Julian Love corner Notre Dame-49 tackles, 3 for loss an interception and 3 fumbles.  Quick corner that can really cover.  First team All American and 16 passed defended last year.

From the Draft Network:

PROS: Quick feet to mirror-and-match receivers in man coverage. Explodes to the ball from a standstill in underneath coverage. Reads the 3-step game well and processing the action in front of him quickly. Makes plays on the ball with ability to close on routes breaking in front of him. From off coverage, uses hands well to re-direct and even jam up a receiver down the field (albeit testing the illegal contact rules). Instincts and anticipation are pluses. Appears to have the long speed to stay on top of receivers. Off-coverage is currently his bread-and-butter.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.com:

Strengths

Highly instinctive and quick to process and respond

Posted 32 pass breakups and 4 interceptions over last two years at Notre Dame

Low, smooth backpedal and unwilling to panic and open early

Inspiring ability to mirror and match with quick, quiet feet

Anticipates routes and runs them for the wideout

Consistent level of coverage in zone or man

Never far from the route

Drives in front of catch point to make plays

Times hand swipes around the face of crossing routes

Can scrape the catch loose or dislodge it with some force

High-level technician operating with plus-body control

-Round 2 – No. 63 overall (from Los Angeles Rams)--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:

Overview

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  **Chiefs get Seahawks #84th selection now: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:

Overview

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 Max Scharping-tackle Northern Illinois-Big 6'6" 327 lbs.  The Chiefs need to draft offensive line depth and I like getting these guys in the mid rounds.   Chiefs may have to move up for this one which they have the draft capitol to do.

From the Draft Network:

Blocking in Space - Has success as a vertical blocker climbing to the second level. Stays under control and balanced in space. Reach extends his range despite modest athletic ability to quickly reach his landmarks. Mostly takes sound angles but the realistic landmarks he can get to are limited. 

Power - Has enough play strength but he isn't a mauler. Needs to become more deliberate to leverage his hips to reduce his pad level and maximize his play strength. Feet will occasionally lag behind his upper body. Body needs to sync up more consistently to have more success. 

From Lance Zierlein NFL.com:

Overview

Ascending tackle prospect with impressive combination of size and functional athletic ability. Scharping has the ability to handle bull-rushers and finds ways to recover and get guys blocked after getting beat early. However, NFL rushers will look to exploit the inconsistent footwork and balance that shows up when his pass sets become hurried and unfocused against true edge speed. He might get a shot at left tackle, but might be best-suited on the right side where he has the potential to become an above-average starter.

-Round 6 – No. 201 overall -Anthony Johnson WR Buffalo-6'2" 209 lb receiver.  Didn't run at the combine but impressed at his pro day.  He ran a 4.41 and a 4.43.  1356 yards and 14 td's in 2017 and 1011 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2018.

From the Draft Network:

Contested Catch - Again, Johnson appears adequate in this area and has made some contested catches in his two years at Buffalo, but corners who can get their head around and elevate at the catch point will be an issue for him. Definitely competes in the air and has good size and strength to win position. Lacks the athleticism and flexibility to really contort for or high-point the ball against tight coverage.

YAC - Savvy and instinctive after the catch. Knows how to make opponents miss and shows good body control to stop and work toward space. Very aware of oncoming defenders and will fight through tackle attempts for extra yardage. Not going to wow anyone with his explosiveness or home run ability, but capable maximizing the occasional bubble screen or turning out of a hitch to pick up yards.

From Lance Zierlein NFL.com:

Overview

Intriguing receiver prospect with a big frame, long arms, and two seasons of impressive production. Johnson was primarily a vertical worker, but did see reps as a big, possession target from the slot. However, he could benefit from a connection with a play-action based passing attack that allows him to explore more of the route tree and field to take advantage of his size, build-up speed and ball skills. Johnson has the ability to become an eventual starter or solid WR3.

-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: 

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:

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) 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:

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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