An Addict’s Roulette Wheel Of Chiefs Drafts


Everyone has an opinion. Some more extreme than others. Of course, why not? And no, these opinions are not nearly the same in their basic premise. So, when someone offers a mock draft it is obviously swayed by those opinions about what they think the Chiefs need most and consequently “should do” in the 2015 NFL draft.

So, this is, an Arrowhead Addict’s roulette wheel of draftable drafts… that will hopefully soothe all draft wish sensibilities.

Following you will find a multiplicity of mock drafts… drafts which hopefully satisfy all possible opinions… all the possible points of view… and all the possible dreams, no matter how cra-cra they may be.

And that’s really saying a lot if you’re a long time Chiefs fanatic.

Once you’ve found one of these drafts that you resonate with… feel free to print one off and paste it on your refrigerator or have a tattoo made of it on your left pectoral muscle. Go ahead and put it on a Billboard or post it on Twitter, Pinterest, or send it to the Vatican for his blessing. IOW… feel free to own it. I freely give you the rights.

Following you will find a number of drafts, all of which are actual online mock drafts I have generated (with one exception). So, here are the drafts that should satisfy any and every cravings. Well, we certainly hope so.

The “Do Whatever You Have to Do to Make Sure the Chiefs Have a Top Notch Center in Place in Case Rodney Hudson Can’t Be Re-signed” Draft

Round 1 Pick 26: (BALT): Cameron Erving, OT/OG, Florida State

Round 2 Pick 17: Carl Davis, DT/DE, Iowa

Round 2 Pick 26 (BALT): Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

Round 3 Pick 16: Josue Matias, OG, Florida State

Round 3 Pick 30: (G.B.): Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State

Round 4 Pick 19: Ramik Wilson, ILB, Georgia

Round 4 Pick 30: (G.B.): Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State

Round 5 Pick 18: Nick Marshall, CB/QB, Auburn

Round 5 Pick 30: (G.B.): Leterrius Walton, DT, Central Michigan

Round 6 Pick 17: Dezmin Lewis, WR, Central Arkansas

Round 7 Pick 16: James Sample, SS, Louisville

Cameron Erving played LT for the Florida State Gators in 2014 but has played Center before as well and should be considered the best center in this draft. He has the potential to be better than Rodney Hudson so if Hudson is not a Chief by the time the Draft rolls around I don’t think the Chiefs should risk waiting until the second round to pull the trigger here. What I did was move back twice in this draft, picking up extra picks and then drafting Erving at #26.

By the second round, 6-5, 320 lb. DT Carl Davis was the bpa and will help to not only replace Mike DeVito in case he’s a cap casualty, I’m holding my breath, but help to give Dontari Poe a breather every now and then. Adding Ramik Wilson at ILB should begin the process of transition that needs to take place as everyone is aware that DJ is long in the tooth, injury or not. Propping up the secondary with FS Adrian Amos, CB in training Nick Marshall (and QB # 4 for the Chiefs as well) and SS James Sample, who is a bit of an unknown, all should be a boone immediately. Bringing in the 6-5, 319 lb. DT Leterrius Walton from Eric Fisher’s alma mater, Central Michigan, may make the Chiefs LT a little more comfortable or give him an opportunity to mentor. Anything and anyone that helps him is welcome at this point.

Adding Josue Matias to the OL should help the interior Guard positions which were the real bugaboos for the Chiefs in 2015. I can see Matias starting on week one. With a WR haul of Devin Smith, Tyler Lockett and Dezmin Lewis the Chiefs should be set at WR for the next four years… when one or more of them demands a huge payday.

The “Chiefs Must Do Whatever They Have to Do to Select the Best Wide Receiver Possible In The First Round” Draft

The Chiefs trade their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round picks to the NT Giants to move up to pick #9 so they can select WR Amari Cooper (as if the Giants would ever let go of the opportunity to draft Cooper).

Round 1:  Pick 9  (NYG): Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Round 5:  Pick 146  Christian Covington, DT, Rice

Round 6:  Pick 177  Tyrus Thompson, OT, Oklahoma

Round 7:  Pick 210  Imoan Claiborne, CB, Northwestern State

If a great WR is what you want… you got it. If Cooper actually falls outside of the top ten he could be someone a number of team might want to trade up to take.

The problem with this kind of draft? The same old offensive line problems are still going to get Alex Smith’s spleen, or some other internal organ, lacerated, mutilated or eviscerated… and Jamaal Charles body mangled to boot.

The takeaway here is… don’t count on the Chiefs getting Amari Cooper in this draft. But hey, you can dream.

The “Fix The Defense Up The Middle, First” Draft

Round 1 Landon Collins, SS, Alabama

Round 2 Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (FL)

Round 3 Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

Round 3 Josh Harper, WR, Fresno State

Round 4 Tyler Lockett, WR/KR, Kansas St.

Round 4 Kurtis Drummond, FS, Michigan St.

Round 5 Austin Shepard, OT, Alabama

Round 5 Austin Hill, WR, Arizona

Round 5 Nick Boyle, TE, Delaware

Round 5 Leterrius Walton, DT, Central Michigan

Round 6 Cam McBride, WR, Western Kentucky

Round 7 Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State

If this ended up being the Chiefs draft, I’d be pretty happy. I think the offensive line needs more attention and ultimately will get more attention earlier in the draft. Harper, Lockett, Hill and McBride should provide enough competition at WR to last for the next few years ahead. Landing Collins and Perryman (a tackling machine) early would be incredible.

The “Fix The Wide Receivers And Offensive Linemen Positions ASAP” Draft

Round 1 DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

Round 2 Arie Kouandjio, OG, Alabama

Round 3 Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

Round 4 Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (FL)

Round 5 Austin Hill, WR, Arizona

Round 6 Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

Round 7 Dallas Lewallen, OG, Wisconsin

This draft was created on Fanspeak so only 7 players were selected when we all know that the Chiefs will likely be getting 11 total picks. Arie Kouandjio had a nice Senior Bowl week but didn’t look so good at the Combine. If DeVante Parker is one of the Chiefs picks I will be ecstatic. I think Dorsett fits the Reid WR mold to a T. Tre McBride has done nothing but impress me at every turn. Cedric Ogbuehi is a boom or bust player but I can see his potential on tape. He could end of being a physical freak that makes the Pro Bowl for years to come. Getting DeVante Parker at #18 is not going to happen so I don’t want anyone to get their hopes up based upon what they’ve read here. I just took him because Fanspeak made him available.

The “Everything AND The Kitchen Sink” Draft

Round 1 Pick 25 (CAR): Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

Round 2 Pick 20 (PHI): Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

Round 2 Pick 21 (CINN): Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State

Round 2 Pick 22 (DET): Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma

Round 2 Pick 25 (CAR): Josue Matias, OG, Florida State

Round 3 Pick 16: Stephone Anthony, ILB, Clemson

Round 3 Pick 17 (BUF): John Miller, OG, Louisville

Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): David Cobb, RB, Minnesota

Round 3 Pick 24 (DET): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.)

Round 3 Pick 25 (CAR): Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

Round 4 Pick 14 (PHI): Kaleb Eulls, DT, Mississippi State

Round 4 Pick 19: Durrell Eskridge, FS/SS, Syracuse

Round 4 Pick 21 (CINN): Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor

Round 5 Pick 1 (BUF): Ray Drew, DE, Georgia

Round 5 Pick 18: Adrian Amos, FS, Penn State

Round 6 Pick 17: Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

Round 7 Pick 16: Mike Hull, ILB, Penn State

I choose to trade back several times in several rounds and I was pleasantly surprised to find how many high round picks trading back could produce. I’ve made over 70 mock drafts online since the season ended, and the more I spend time researching this year’s prospects the more I am comfortable with whomever the Chiefs select. Moving back is not something most Chiefs fans want their team to be considering but, please don’t forget that the Chiefs current best player on defense came from such a trade-back. In 2011, the Chiefs traded the 21st pick to Cleveland (who drafted the coveted DT Mr. Phil Taylor who missed 11 games in 2014 and is anticipating being released) for the 27th pick (which was the big bad WR bust Jon-boy Baldwin) and Cleveland’s 70th pick, the illustrious Mr. Justin Houston.

I believe there are enough quality players in this draft that if the Chiefs choose to trade back a couple of times and gain more picks in the top 100, they’d be very, very wise to do so.

The “Be Sure and Take Derrick Johnson’s Replacement in the First Round” Draft

Round 1 Pick 18: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State

Round 2 Pick 17: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

Round 3 Pick 21 (CINN): Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fla.)

Round 4 Pick 21 (CINN): Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart & William Smith

Round 4 Pick 26 (BALT): Ladarius Gunter, CB, Miami (Fla.)

Round 5 Pick 18: Austin Hill, WR, Arizona

Round 5 Pick 25 (CAR): Kurtis Drummond, FS, Michigan State

Round 6 Pick 17: Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary

Round 6 Pick 20 (PHI): Anthony Jefferson, SS, UCLA

Round 6 Pick 28 (BALT): Derrick Lott, DT, Chattanooga

Round 7 Pick 16: Tony Washington, OLB, Oregon

18 is way too early to take Bernardrick McKinney but if he can become the monster ILB some are projecting him to be, then we’d all be thrilled in a redraft three years from now. Otherwise, I think BMack will probably be available in the second round. Now this is not a deep draft for ILBs so if you are certain that DJ is not going to give the Chiefs another strong year, your hand might be forced to go ahead and make this move.

And now for my draft to honor those who have gone before and who should not be forgotten.

The Five Round Reincarnation Draft

  1. Derrick Thomas, 6-3, 243, 1st round, 4th overall pick in the 1989 draft
  2. Joe Delaney, 5-10, 184, 13th pick of the 2nd round, 41st overall in the 1981 draft.
  3. Jim Tyrer, 6-6, 280, OT, drafted in the 3rd round of the AFL draft, AFL All-Time Team
  4. Ernie Ladd, 6-9, 315, DT, originally drafted in the 4th round by da Bears in the 1961 NFL draft.
  5. Jerry Mays, 6-4, 252, DE, 5th round pick in the 1961 AFL Draft, All-AFL 70s Team, Super Bowl IV captain.

1963, 19th round: DT Buck Buchanan, 6-7, 270, Buck was selected in the 19th round of the 1963 draft. He’d still be good in today’s game.


!960, UDFA: Sherrill Headrick LB

1964, Mack Lee “The Truck” Hill, 5-11, 225, FB

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So, what’s it going to be Addict Fans? Do you have a dream draft that will solve all our problems? One that will soothe all our draft wish sensibilities?