Dec 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Boise State Broncos in the 1st quarter of the 2013 Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports
Bleacher Reports’ Matt Miller released a seven-round mock draft today ahead of the NFL Draft on Thursday. As with all of the mock drafts (seemingly) Kansas City goes wide receiver in the first round. Things take a somewhat interesting turn after round three, however.
Here’s Miller’s picks, and here is where you can read about Miller’s thought process behind the Chiefs’ draft.
First Round: WR Brandin Cooks
Third Round: FS Ed Reynolds
Fourth Round: DE Josh Mauro
Fifth Round: CB Andre Hal
Sixth Round: ILB Avery Williamson
Sixth Round: CB Walt Aikens
Five defensive players and three defensive backs for the Chiefs’ in Miller’s draft. Given how many defensive backs the Chiefs use on any given play, depth in the secondary is not a terrible idea. However, one would think Kansas City would use at least one pick on an offensive lineman.
For the seven billionth time, I’m anti-wide receiver in the first round. Cooks is the best fit of the top receivers if the Chiefs choose to go that way, so I’m fine with the pick in that regard.
What do you think? Are you on board with the three defensive backs idea?