Dec 21, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Marqise Lee (9) is pursued by Fresno State Bulldogs safety Derron Smith (13) on a 40-yard reception in the fourth quarter in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium. USC defeated Fresno State 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Wedra over at FanSided’s NFL Mocks posted their mock draft for the Chiefs in all seven – or in the Chiefs’ case, six – rounds. And unlike some other draft we saw recently, this one makes a bit more sense.
Here are the six picks from Wedra:
First Round: Marquise Lee, WR, USC
Third Round: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
Fourth Round: Yawin Smallwood, LB, Connecticut
Fifth Round: James Hurst, OT, North Carolina
Sixth Round: Russell Bodine, OL, North Carolina
Sixth Round: Matt Hazel, WR, Coastal Carolina
A two wide receiver, two offensive lineman draft makes sense for the Chiefs. Both of the offensive linemen picked should be at least viable backups early. Lee would be productive for the Chiefs if he can stay healthy and Marcus Roberson could develop into one of those tweener corner/safeties the Chiefs like to have on the field.
The only real problem I have with this draft is Smallwood, who doesn’t really fit the Chiefs’ needs at linebacker and is probably being over-drafted in the fourth round. Kansas City would do better to use that spot to look for a pass rusher or maybe grab another corner or safety.
Hazel is a really interesting guy to keep an eye on. He’s 6-1, 200 pounds and runs a quick 4.46 40, so the measurables are good. There is some development needed, specifically with getting stronger, but he has great hands by all accounts and would be a very good underneath threat to go with – in the scenario – a deep threat in Lee.
There is a lot of size/speed combinations in this draft that are really interesting at all rounds of the draft. Kansas City could really help themselves at wide receiver next weekend.