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Mock Draft: Lyle’s FanSided Draft Features Chiefs Traded


Our good friend Lyle Graversen concocted a mock draft for FanSided in his weekly Armchair Quarterback column and it did not disappoint. Lyle’s draft featured the Chiefs trading the 23rd overall pick to the San Francisco 49ers for, among other things, their 30th overall pick.

What does Lyle think the Chiefs would do with the 30th overall pick? Well…

With the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Lyle estimates the Chiefs will select Stephon Tuitt, a defensive end from Notre Dame. Here’s what Lyle wrote about the pick.

The Chiefs pass rush trailed off in a major way down the stretch last season as teams realized they could just double team KC’s few dominant players because they didn’t have the depth up front to take advantage of their one on one match ups. Adding the versatile and athletic Tuitt to put beside Dontari Poe and the newly signed Vance Walker gives KC some much needed depth and versatility up front which should take some pressure off of the edge rushers and the secondary.

You should read the rest of Lyle’s mock draft as well as his beer selection of the week. I’ve tasted the beer he reviewed, and I disagree with his strong rating.

Back to the pick.

Lyle selected Tuitt with the 30th pick, which makes sense for solidifying the defensive line. But some people think an offensive guard or wide receiver would be better there. What say you, Addicts? Would you be satisfied with Tuitt in the first round if you knew the Chiefs had more picks to fill holes?

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs

  • Mike Ross

    If the Chiefs can find a trading partner this is exactly what i had them doing. With this years draft being so WR rich i think a decent recievr can be had in the 3rd round. My question is what other compensation (draft pick) do the Chiefs recieve in this trade? If it’s a 2nd or 3rd rounder that addition pick can be used to shore up either the O line or the DB unit.

  • Brian Dempsey

    Lyle could very well be right, as Dorsey has already traded with the 49ers twice and the Niners have extra picks out the ying-yang and they might want to come up to #23 on draft day to grab a particular player.

    • berttheclock

      In addition, the Niners have a track record of trading up. Remember, that is how they were able to obtain Kap. They traded up with the Broncos and the Broncos ended up taking two defensive backs with their lower picks who later started for them. In fact, one of them was the one who gave up the TD to the Ravens

      • Brian Dempsey

        The Niners did trade up in round 1 last year to take Safety Eric Reid.

        • berttheclock

          Yes, and as a result of that 31 to 18 move with the Cowboys, the ‘Boys ended up with the 74 pick, as well, and took Terence Williams, who, after a shaky camp became their 3rd wide out and kick returner.

  • berttheclock

    Should this come off, the Niners would, also, send their 3rd round pick at 97 and their 7th round pick at 242 to the Chiefs. There is no way the Chiefs would be able to take their 2nd pick as well as the numbers do not match.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      I like Latimer as well. He is someone I would strongly consider in round 3.

    • Chiroubles

      Not that this would ever happen (unlikely the 9ers would go for it), but what do you think of the concept of trading the #23 for both of the 49ers’ 2nd rounders and their 3rd rounder. Not likely to happen, true, but the chart numbers do mesh very well….

  • Brian Dempsey

    Forgot to answer Ben’s question about Tuitt. Yes, if he’s there at #30 after a trade-down, the you take him because there is no Defensive player in this draft that fits the Chiefs Defense better than Tuitt. Even with the Walker signing and the possible emergence of Catapano, I’d still take Tuitt because Bailey may be gone after 2014 and Devito may not be around much longer, as well.

  • berttheclock

    Taking Tuitt would be a different direction, but, would be one well considered. At 30, Cooks and “Bend It with Beckham” would be gone and I don’t believe the OG Yankey would be the best direction to take, so, yes, do shore up the D-line. Fine wide outs can still be found in the lower rounds who could still fit the West Coast system. Look at where Moncrief might be in the 3rd round. You know losing out on Jackson might really work out, as the Niners really need to gain speed at wide out, plus, they could really use some help in their defensive backfield. In the end, the Chiefs might be far better off to trade down if Ballke sends an SOS on May 8.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Teams are going to be reluctant to trade up in this draft, given the depth of it. However, the scenario Lyle laid out is plausible. A team like SF that already has good depth is a logical choice to package some picks to move up for a targeted player. I would go Yankey over Tuitt personally. However, a trade back and grabbing an extra 3rd works well. Don’t count on being able to make a trade down, however it could happen. Well done Lyle.

  • Lyle Graversen

    While I’m flattered that you gave my fansided mock its own analysis post, let’s get this beer opinion of yours out on the table. What exactly didn’t you like? You an IPA purest?

    As far as the mock goes, the 49ers having a truck load of picks and few holes make them one of the few teams that might trade up. Plus, as others have mentioned, Dorsey has dealt with the 49ers twice before already so we know they work well together.

    • berttheclock

      Samuel Adams? Oh, both of you should really get out more. Try some of the Oregon brews even if one of you is not really an IPA guy. For a real punch, there is Whole in the Head by Gigantic Brewing of Portland. 8.5%ABV or for a more smooth variety, try RPM by Boneyard Brewing out of Bend. Smooth 7% ABV. Of course, there is, also, Total Domination by Ninsaki of Eugene, but, with Ninsaki brews, you either really love them or hate them. And, the Oregon IPAs are not even placed on vessels to India to age properly.

  • CaliChief57

    At #30 I would have to go with Hageman over Tuitt. It seems that Hageman has more power and is more explosive, collapsing the pocket better than Tuitt. Hangman might be raw but he’ll be learn pass rush from Poe and Tamba. And what I learned in the SB is that Peyton doesn’t do well when the pocket gets push from the inside because he’s less effect when he has to move laterally left or right. But as our games show we had no inside pressure, because Poe getting double and Tyson had no push, and all our pressure came from the outide where all Peyton had to do is step up in the pocket comfortably and hit his receivers.