May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2015 NFL Mock Drafts: Wide Receiver Or Death


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.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Depends entirely upon what happens in 2014. If Bowe returns to form and Jenkins produces, the wide receiver position will fall on the Chiefs’ list of priorities.

    • tm1946

      Could be but does Bowes salary come into play next year and are 2 enough – not sure but some seem determined to say that the not drafting of a single WR was some genius move only a Chief’s GM could make. To me, with Dorsey having 4 names of players, he said, available with each pick and not taking a single WR means the current crop did not fit the team profile as opposed some deeply planned move.

    • Calchiefsfan

      That’s a lot of ifs Stacy, none of the experts think this will happen in a million years. I just happen to think that both are likely to happen this year. I guess that makes me a homer. So be it.

      • tm1946

        How long have we said Bowe is what he is, can make a sports center catch, upside down and backwards and miss on a 5 yarder all alone and the ball may not touch his hands. Now, there are those who say AJ, just look out. Suggest he is what he is, like Bowe, Where were all these warm comment right before the draft, guess so many said draft a WR #1 because we needed a backup to AJ.

        • Calchiefsfan

          I thought Avery was going to be AJ’s backup? Honestly I’m a Bowe fan so I’m partial to his making a comeback. If he can have games like he did in the playoff loss he’ll have 2400 yards and 16 TDs this year, lol.
          I felt all along it was defense that should be the main focus but I have to admit that I thought it would be Hageman or Tuitt if both of the safeties were gone at 23. I didn’t expect Ford but the way injuries affected the Chiefs pass rush I can see the logic.

  • berttheclock

    Donald Driver, 7th round, 1999 NFL draft, Green Bay.

    But, the one I like is the six six wide out from Rutgers of whom so many think the Chiefs should grab for the taxi squad. By all means, bring another Jonathan Baldwin to the fold, who can not separate from press coverage. Height does not mean squat if you can not get open. Plus, he is another from the Big East, who is supposed to be a Red Zone threat because the Big East has mediocre D-backs.

    • Ben Nielsen

      No, Bert. Has to be a first round wide receiver or we all die. Why can’t you understand this?

      (Heavy sarcasm.)

      • tm1946

        I guess in a perfect world you do not need a WR at all. Just run the ball, every down, 16 games and they award you a superbowl ring. WR, I don’t need no stinkin’ WRs.

        (light sarcasm)

    • unclejesse40

      Really, you don’t think Brandon Coleman had some value to the chiefs as an UDFA?

      • berttheclock

        NO!

        I do not want any part of another Jonathan Baldwin, who came from the Big East with raves about his Red Zone production only to find out he could not separate from aggressive D-backs.

        • unclejesse40

          You do realize that what makes you mad about Baldwin is that he was a first round flop. Had they picked him up in the 7th round, his lack luster career wouldn’t bother anyone. So I guess I just don’t see the harm in picking up a WR as an UDFA who has some talent. This is the last thing I am going to say about this I promise, it appears that we simply disagree on this particular player.

  • Randall Miller

    It’s a crock….the top 10 teams in the league have a total of 141 receivers on their rosters currently…displacement means with approximately 82 will not make the final roster which will include 32 starters. And as we all know, only 20% of drafted wide outs make the orginal team’s draft class. ENOUGH!!!! Trust Mr. Dorsey and Coach have their targets and those who refuse to understand how this league works….will have their coveted WR by Summer’s end.

  • berttheclock

    The Browns have just added Miles Austin and Earl Bennett. Bennett played for the Bears.