Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Readers’ Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Third Round Pick


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; A general view of the NFL shield logo and main stage before the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The votes are in and it is now time to announce the Readers’ first round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs.

With the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Readers of Arrowhead Addict select Calvin Pryor, a safety from Louisville.

*Insert cheers here.*

The Pryor pick is a very solid one for the Chiefs, and probably the direction they will go should Pryor (or HaHa Clinton-Dix) fall to the Chiefs. Well done, Addicts.

With the first round out of the way, we’re on to the third round. Here are some of the major candidates available in the third round of the draft for you to vote on.

C TRAVIS SWANSON

Kansas City could choose Swanson for two reasons. First, he’s the best available center at this stage of the draft (if not the best center in the draft) and could be the future replacement for pending free agent Rodney Hudson. Second, Swanson could be swung out to either left or right guard to fill the perceived hole on the offensive line.

S DEONE BUCANNON

An excellent athlete who would provide much needed depth in the secondary. Yes, the Chiefs chose Pryor in the first round but Kansas City loves to put three or four safeties on the field at any given time. Add in the potential loss of Eric Berry in two years and Bucannon only makes more sense.

WR JARED ABBREDERIS

The most underrated wide receiver prospect in the draft will become an instant fan favorite in Kansas City. Does come with concussion concerns, however.

CB PIERRE DESIR

The Chiefs need another big cornerback to add to their collection. Brandon Flowers has only two years remaining on his deal and the Chiefs don’t have much behind Marcus Cooper and Sean Smith.

WR DONTE MONCRIEF

A 6-2 wide receiver with 4.4 speed? Yes, please.

OG CYRIL RICHARDSON

A pure offensive guard who has experience in high-tempo offenses at Baylor.

OG DAKOTA DOZIER

May not be a plug-and-play guard immediately but scouts really like his potential.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

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Who is it going to be, Addicts?

With the 87th pick in the AA Reader's Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select...

  • Donte Moncrief (44%, 183 Votes)
  • Jared Abbrederis (18%, 75 Votes)
  • Pierre Desir (16%, 65 Votes)
  • Deone Bucannon (9%, 36 Votes)
  • Travis Swanson (7%, 28 Votes)
  • Cyril Richardson (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Dakota Dozier (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 412

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft

  • Jordan

    I would love to get moncreif but recent mocks I’ve seen him break 1st round, that may be a stretch but without that 2nd rounder it could be tough to pull off. I also like desir and I’ve heard john dorsey is a fan too. Any more info on that Jared abbredres? Guy

    • berttheclock

      Varies – Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball has the Chiefs taking him at 87. But, another WF writer has him going to GB at 98. Draftside and Drafttek have him going to the Jets in the 4th round. Some do not even include players from Wisconsin.

  • Derrick Roberts

    Your joking right?… pretty sure we have some good safeties In house. What we need to get is a receiver for that #1 spot. Let’s face is Bowe isn’t anything but Maybe a #2 Receiver at best.

  • berttheclock

    I voted for Moncrief, but, did consider Bruce Ellington of South Carolina as an alternate. Ellington is only five nine, but, he is very similar to Randall Cobb, of whom Dorsey was part of the selection team for him. The only problem I envision with Ellington is, even though he is very quick on his first steps, he, sometimes, does not take precise breaks which can present a timing problem for the QB. Too much free lancing, but, correctable.

  • berttheclock

    One point about the comments by many that this draft is deep in receivers. True, but, many of them appear to be better suited for slots, than for let it fly down the sidelines types. For Number 2 and, possibly, replacing Bowe as Number One, the Chiefs need that flyer, while taking another slot guy as a backup would not hurt. Alex Smith was at his very best in SF, when, he had a great TE getting open down field and Crabtree on the outside possessing speed to get open.

  • slickgoldie

    Desir is a no brainer. Lets get the best secondary in the west and give our pass rush a chance to actually get to the qb (teams are throwing the ball at an alarmingly fast rate and it is getting quicker and quicker each year). Help them out with some tight coverage and give them a chance to get there. If desir is gone then go Moncrief

  • Derrick Roberts

    I say get Brandon cooks first round if there. If not get a CB. We need to get better replacements for Tamba. And Houston if they get injured again. Other than that focus on o line and dline

  • berttheclock

    One thing these lower round mocks suggest is the depth in this draft. Yeah, I was one of the first wanting to see Cooks fly down the field for a Touchdown KC moment, but, then, I remembered 45-44. After seeing what Seattle accomplished with Cliff Avril applying pressure and their top nickle back Thurmond doing to delay the timing on receivers, I switched to the defensive side.

    But, this leads to picking up more draft picks. Who would be immune from a trade to pick up picks? Berry, Chase Daniels, McGrath? Berry is the tough one to lose, but, he would be worth multiple picks. Daniels should be worth at least two solid picks and even McGrath could add to the mix. So, stand pat or trade out up or down?

    • unclejesse40

      I would be shocked if Daniels would get you two picks unless they were both 7ths. If you could get a 3rd and anything lower I would do that in a heart beat with this deep of a draft class.

    • tm1946

      Trading players for draft picks seem hard to do, Daniel, worth two, doubt it, McGrath another? I like it but what GM would do it?

      • berttheclock

        Daniels might get more than lower round pick. The question for GMs is who they want for a legitimate backup. It is one thing to draft a young QB and groom him and he might not cost much. But, Daniels would give a team a solid backup while the younger guy is learning. Similar to what the Chiefs have with Daniels/Bray, but, I wouldn’t mind seeing this trade and drafting David Fales from San Jose State and developing him.

  • unclejesse40

    So when does Stanley Jean-Baptiste get drafted? He fits that type of corner that Dorsey likes to go after. I would guess he is gone in the 2-3 round.

    • Ben Nielsen

      He went early third in this simulation.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Thus far, I have Calvin Pryor and Donte Moncrief.

    • Ben Nielsen

      That’s where I am, too.

      • Michael Shaw

        Agreed. I think that would be a both ideal and DREAM scenario for our first two picks. I don’t believe Pryor makes it to us at #23. I wish he would as that would give this team a GREAT 1-2 punch at SS and FS. If this doesn’t happen this way, then I say get Su’A Filo at #23 and then Moncrief in the 3rd.

  • tm1946

    How about the OT from McGill. Based on being a potential type, might be interesting. Only negative is his name, bunch of French Canadian names, (3?)

    • berttheclock

      Might be a bit high for him, Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff. More like a 5th rounder

  • Ryan A James

    How cone Dri Archer is not available to be selected?!

  • Ryan A James

    Btw,I wouldn’t sign Abredderis to my practice squad, let alone select him with third round pick…watch his tape, he allows way too many balls into his body…Not a natural catcher of the football

  • unclejesse40

    Does anybody know much about Jeff Mathews out of Cornell? Big strong QB that rewrote all of Cornell’s passing records. I have been watching a draft guy on youtube that has him as his number three rated QB based on who he thinks is going to stick around the league for 10 years. I guess the guy is very smart, good arm strength and highly competitive. Not a ton of footage on the guy. Would take a flyer on a guy like that in 6-7 round.