The Chiefs are officially in the playoffs, which means they officially have a shot at the Lombari Trophy in 2013. But why not talk about the NFL Draft, right?
There will be plenty of time to analyze playoff matchups and scenarios, and you best believe we’ll get to it here at Arrowhead Addict. Outside of actual football itself though, there are few things NFL fans love more than the NFL draft.
That’s why every week leading up to the draft, we’ll be checking out some mock drafts from around the Fansided network and breaking them down from Kansas City’s perspective. Last week, we checked out Sayre Bedinger‘s mock draft over on NFL Mocks.
Smith’s pick for the Chiefs: Davante Adams, WR Fresno State
Alex Smith may not be a great quarterback so much as he is a facilitator, but he needs weapons to get the ball aside from Jamaal Charles. Adams was a terrific player with size and strength matched with Derek Carr and he still has additional potential to get even better with more time. The Chiefs can use all of the offensive fire power they can find with that defense as dominant as it has been.
I like Kansas City taking a wide receiver in round one. Also, it’s worth noting that Smith has the Chiefs picking at No. 30, so he’s obviously predicting a nice playoff run out of Kansas City.
Donnie Avery is a dynamic wideout and Junior Hemingway has done some nice things for the Chiefs as well in 2013. With that said, outside of Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster, the Chiefs haven’t really had much consistency at receiver. In order to take this offense to the next level, Kansas City will need to find a No. 3 receiver that isn’t actually a tight end.
Adams, who is 6’2”, 212 pounds, caught 122 passes for 1,645 yards and 23 touchdowns for Fresno State in 2013 alone. Adams is a big wide receiver who can make athletic plays, displays good hands and will be a physical matchup in the NFL.
He’ll be a deep threat and especially valuable in the red zone, but he also has enough quickness and agility to pick up some yards after the catch.
Adams is a wideout prospect who has shown he can produce at the college level, and he has an NFL-ready skill-set.
I like the pick.