It’s mock draft time again! Hooray!
After last draft season’s experience of reading mock draft after mock draft where the Chiefs were supposed to take a wide receiver, surely the Mock Draft Humans will have learned something as to how John Dorsey values wide receivers. Because clearly we all missed something this past draft season about what the value of a wide receiver is to the Chiefs offense. For it were so valuable, surely the Chiefs would have drafted one non-hybrid wide receiver.
We have the new data, we have a better understanding. Now let’s apply it to our mock drafts and take a fresh look at what the Chiefs are thinking when it comes to how they spend draft picks. Let’s get to it, Mock Draft Humans. What fresh perspective do you have for us to kick off the 2015 NFL mock draft season?
Matt Miller, Bleacher Report: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
Short on picks, the Kansas City Chiefs bypassed the wide receiver position in the 2014 draft class. They won’t be able to ignore the position again in 2015.
Walter Football: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
The Chiefs shocked everyone by picking Dee Ford this past weekend. This would be a more expected selection. Marqise Lee was under consideration at No. 23, so perhaps Kansas City will obtain another USC wideout.
Todd McShay, ESPN: Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
Greene’s teammate Kelvin Benjamin went in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, but it was actually Greene who was the Seminoles’ most prolific receiver (and, according to Winston, their most reliable). He hauled in 76 passes for 1,128 yards (both team highs).
This is never going to end, is it?
Why must every single Mock Draft Human demand the Chiefs take a wide receiver in the first round? Yes, the Chiefs need better depth at wide receiver. Yes, wide receiver is a need. We get it.
But did you know, Mock Draft Humans, that there are other rounds? Did you know some random person named “John Dorsey” found Greg Jennings (2nd), Jordy Nelson (2nd), Randall Cobb (2nd), and James Jones (3rd) in rounds not named “first?” Did you know quality receivers by the names of Brandon Marshall (4th), Antonio Brown (6th), DeSean Jackson (2nd), Alshon Jeffery (2nd), Anquan Boldin (2nd), Keenan Allen (3rd), Eric Decker (3rd), and Josh Gordon (2nd) were all selected in round not named “first?”
“NO!” say the Mock Draft Humans. “Thou shalt draft a wide receiver in the first round OR ELSE ALL FOOTBALL IN KANSAS CITY WILL CEASE TO EXIST!”
Someone save the day! Someone please mock someone, anyone, to the Chiefs who does not play receiver. What’s that, Sports Illustrated? You have someone who is not a quarterback? Huzzah! We’re saved! What do you have for us, Our Lord and Savior Sports Illustrated?
Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Hundley likely made the correct decision to head back for one more season at UCLA. His upside as a dual-threat quarterback will leave scouts salivating, but he clearly has to improve as a pocket passer. Most of the knocks (unfair as some are) on Johnny Manziel hold up here as well, including that Hundley looks to run too often and fails to get through his progressions.
Well that’s not happening.