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Is This The Worst Mock Draft Scenario For The Kansas City Chiefs?


Sep 15, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer (3) tosses the ball to the referee after catching a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Ball State Cardinals at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Adam Teicher posted a mock draft from Shawn Zobel of yesterday morning, and it may be the worst Chiefs’ mock I’ve seen over the last three months.

Zobel goes through all seven rounds of the draft and made selections for every team. Here is what he picked for the Chiefs.

First Round: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
Third Round: Brent Urban, DE, Virginia
Fourth Round: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Fifth Round: James Morris, ILB, Iowa
Sixth Round: Morgan Breslin, DE, USC
Sixth Round: Jacob Pedersen, TE, Wisconsin

I’m not sure what it means that the only pick I like of those six is Pedersen in the six round. Every other pick makes little sense or doesn’t fit what the Chiefs need.

Note that there are zero defensive backs in this mock, an area where the Chiefs desperately need depth. Inside linebacker isn’t a terribly bad idea in the draft, but a quality defensive back could be had in the fifth round and would be the better pick.

Cody Latimer is a desperate reach at 23. The idea the Chiefs absolutely have to pick a wide receiver in the first round in what is the NFL’s deepest wide receiver draft in years makes little sense to me. Especially when the Chiefs can fill so many other needs with that pick.

Here is a list of guys still available in the first round after the Latimer pick: All three tight ends – Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jace Amaro, Eric Ebron – are on the board, Dee Ford and C.J. Mosley at linebacker, Ra’Shede Hageman and Louis Nix II on the defensive line, and cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Jason Verrett.


Then there is the absence of offensive linemen in this Chiefs draft class. Kansas City lost a lot of depth during free agency and will likely address that in the draft at some point. Not drafting an offensive lineman at all seems like one of the least likely things to happen next weekend. Substituting one of the defensive end picks for a lineman would have been the smarter route to go.

Don’t get me started on the Tahj Boyd pick… What a disaster of a mock.