Reach’s Mock Draft For The Kansas City Chiefs, Version 1.0 (Part II)

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Last week, I shared the first five picks from my annual mock draft for the Kansas City Chiefs. In case you missed it, follow the jump and get yourself up to speed. Today, I’ll finish up my first official 2015 mock with picks 6-10. A few quick notes before we get started. A number of readers were disappointed at the lack of offensive line picks last Tuesday, but overall most of our readers were pleased. We polled 417 people and 178 of them (or 43 percent) said the first half of my mock warranted a “B” grade.


Recapping the picks‘:

  1. R1-18: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
  2. R2-49: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
  3. R3-80: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
  4. R3-98: Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
  5. R4-118: Chris Conley, WR, Georgia

Unlike the real John Dorsey, I was unable to accept such scathing criticism over my offensive line apathy and took to the comment section to defend my decision. You’re welcome to read it in its entirety, but here’s an excerpt (and, of course, I’m paraphrasing here):

"This offseason, the Chiefs added an above-average starter at one guard spot (Ben Grubbs), a fringe starter at the other guard position (Paul Fanaika), and return fringe and serviceable starters at two others (Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson). Factor in future reserve signing Derek Sherrod and you have a pre-camp offensive line depth chart that looks like this: LT: Eric Fisher, Donald Stephenson, ??? LG: Ben Grubbs, Jeff Allen, Ricky Henry C: Eric Kush, ??? RG: Zach Fulton, Paul Fanaika, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif RT: Donald Stephenson, Jeff Allen, Derek Sherrod The offensive line situation simply isn’t as dire as it was in late-December. The Chiefs can absorb an injury to either guard position and at right tackle. Though, I’ll gladly admit they’re perilously thin at center and left tackle (apart from Stephenson’s ability to be Kansas City’s swing tackle)."

Feeling better about those picks now? No? Fine.

*cracks knuckles and walks out of the war room John*’

Round 5: Pick 172 | B.J. Finney, C, Kansas State

The angry mob gets their wish as the draft resumes.

With the 172nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…

Fans in Chiefs Kingdom are likely familiar with local product B.J. Finney. The former Wildcat center hails from Andale, Kan., and earned first-team honors in his final three years as an offensive lineman in the Big 12. The decision here was fairly simple. Finney’s the best of the “big uglies” on the board at this point in Round 5. Corey Crawford got consideration here, but he could stand to bulk up a bit and is still quite raw as a defensive line prospect. There are a number of cornerbacks in the area, but having taken Ronald Darby in Round 3, it’s just not a priority. The only other player I have my eye on at 172 is tight end MyCole Pruitt (more on him in a second).

Follow the jump to Page 2.