Reach’s Mock Draft for the Kansas City Chiefs, Version 1.0 (Part I)
Round 3: Pick 80 | Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
You didn’t think I’d show you my options in every round, did you? I can’t afford for my credibility to take that kind of hit. Suffice it to say there were four excellent receiver prospects available this round. I went with Ronald Darby 49th overall because I love his athleticism at the cornerback spot. His 40 time, 10-yard split, broad jump, and vertical leap were among the best at his position. Darby may not have the size and length the Chiefs covet, but he’s ideal for Sutton’s press-man schemes.
Round 3: Pick 98 | Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
Safety isn’t quite as big a priority to draft as it was a month ago, but the Chiefs are hoping to cushion the blow of potentially losing Eric Berry for the 2015 campaign. Enter the most recent Thorpe Award-winner Gerod Holliman. His exceptional ball skills would be perfect for a defense that tied for last in the league with just six interceptions in 2014. There are concerns about Holliman’s tackling ability. He suffered a shoulder injury two years ago and that may be the cause of so many missed tackles on his part (think: Kendrick Lewis), but at the bottom of Round 3, I think he’s a good value.
Round 4: Pick 118 | Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
Chris Conley’s measurables are off the charts. The Chiefs don’t need another receiver here, but it’s hard to deny Conley’s athleticism, speed, and size. He didn’t have eye-popping college production, but that’s partially due to having been on a run-first team at Georgia. There are some issues with Conley’s technique that can be refined with NFL coaching (namely his struggles with getting off the jam). He’s still raw, but his speed and route-running ability make him an intriguing prospect in the fourth round.
We’re at the midway point so I’ll stop here and we’ll pick this back up next week.
- R1-18: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
- R2-49: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
- R3-80: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
- R3-98: Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
- R4-118: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia
How have I done so far?
In the three scenarios where I’ve provided screenshots, is there someone else you would’ve taken in those spots? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Use the comment section below to begin the conversation. As always, we appreciate your readership and support.
Until next time, Addicts!