Chiefs Links: Another Chiefs Mock Draft

Draft season is really starting to kick into high gear and Pro Football Talk has recently released their second first round mock.

Here is who they had the Chiefs taking:

21. Chiefs: Derek Sherrod, tackle, Mississippi State.

Kansas City needs a better right tackle than Barry Richardson if they’re going to continue to lead the NFL in rushing. Sherrod comes from a college program that posted a 619:288 run-to-pass ratio last season, and is considered this year’s most consistent tackle prospect in some circles.

This is an interesting pick and I certainly wouldn’t hate it. I am just not sure about Barry Richardson. He is still pretty young and is a developing guy so I hate for the Chiefs to give up on him, however he has some issues in pass protection that I don’t know if he’ll ever come. The Chiefs need to count on certain guys developing so they can fill other holes so I guess it depends on what they think they can get out of Richardson. Guys like Richardson, Belcher and Andy Studebaker are big question marks. How good are they and how much better can they get?

Todd Haley’s ability to identify the guys who will improve will likely be the key in the Chiefs taking the next step as a football team.

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