Round 6: Pick 217 | Bobby Richardson, DT, Indiana
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The defense has gotten little attention through the first six rounds of the draft. Only three of my eight picks have gone toward shoring up the roster on that side of the ball (none of which have been defensive linemen). Indiana defensive tackle Bobby Richardson breaks the trend, and for good reason. Let me be clear, he won’t play inside for the Chiefs and he’s not exactly the prototypical size of a 3-4 defensive end, but he’s deceptively strong for his size.
Richardson is able to stand his ground fairly consistently against offensive linemen 15-20 pounds heavier than him. With time in an NFL strength program, he could add bulk and be moved to an end position. I watched game tape of Richardson versus Iowa and in that game, he flashed the ability to penetrate and consistently disengage from blockers with his hand fighting. Those two things will come in handy if the Chiefs convert Richardson to a defensive end.
Round 7: Pick 233 | Mark Glowinski, G, West Virginia
Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The fans have spoken! Day 2 of my mock ends with a third offensive line pick. Meet Mark Glowinski — the 10th (and final) pick of my 2015 virtual draft class. The former Mountaineer is one of the strongest offensive linemen coming out of college this year. In February, he repped 225 pounds 31 times at the NFL Combine. Glowinski will give the Chiefs some much needed versatility as a former JUCO transfer who started his collegiate career at tackle. He’s still green as a guard prospect, but appears to have the capacity for growth.
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