2015 NFL Mock Draft: Who Is The Chiefs’ First Round Pick?

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17. San Diego ChargersCameron Erving, C, Florida State

Some will have the Chargers taking a running back here, but the offensive line needs more attention. Rich Ohrnberger is not the answer, making Erving a quality pick-up.

18. Kansas City ChiefsTrae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

This is a beautiful situation for the Chiefs. Waynes is the best corner in the draft and played an intense bump-and-run style with Michigan State. Kansas City would add to an already stellar pass defense.

January 1, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Michigan State Spartans cornerback Trae Waynes (15) intercepts a pass against the Stanford Cardinal during the second half at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills)Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Missouri

Somebody will take a stab at Green-Beckham, and the Browns can’t help themselves. This just screams Cleveland.

20. Philadelphia EaglesJalen Collins, CB, LSU

Collins is a quality corner and Philadelphia desperately needs another one despite adding Byron Maxwell this offseason.

21. Cincinnati BengalsD.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

Humphries is a very nimble, athletic tackle who can pave the way for Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. Cincinnati has to do what it can to prop up Andy Dalton.

22. Pittsburgh SteelersKevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

Pittsburgh needs major help in the secondary and Johnson projects to start right away. The Steelers need to build back a defense which has been the franchise’s calling card for 40 years.

23. Detroit LionsTodd Gurley, RB, Georgia

After letting Reggie Bush go, Detroit’s general manager Martin Mayhew needs to address the situation. Gurley is a special back who outweighs taking a hit-or-miss offensive lineman.

24. Arizona CardinalsBrett Hundley, QB, UCLA

BOOM. Hundley is a quarterback who could mature into something really solid. Carson Palmer is injury-prone and old, giving Bruce Arians the option of grooming a younger guy.

Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) scores on a 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats in the 2015 Alamo Bowl at Alamodome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

25. Carolina PanthersAndrus Peat, OT, Stanford

After getting Kelvin Benjamin last year, the Panthers get boring with the pick of Peat. A technician, Peat will help to protect Cam Newton.

26. Baltimore RavensMelvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

With Justin Forsett back, Gordon will help to lighten the load before slowly taking over the lion’s share. Think Bernard and Hill in Cincinnati.

27. Dallas CowboysArik Armstead, DE, Oregon

The Cowboys have to upgrade the defense and Armstead is a perfect pick. He’s got ample upside and freakish athleticism, giving Dallas a plug-and-play lineman.

28. Denver BroncosT.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh

Clemmings is raw but has potential. The Broncos need to fix the offensive line in front of Peyton Manning. Clemmings does that and fits Gary Kubiak’s scheme which stresses mobility.

29. Indianapolis ColtsMarcus Peters, CB, Washington

Peters has his issues, but if he can keep it together off the field he makes a dynamic duo with Vontae Davis. Indianapolis needs to help out Andrew Luck, who has proven he can make the offense go by himself.

30. Green Bay PackersEddie Goldman, NT, Florida State

With B.J. Raji tailing off, Green Bay needs a new anchor to the defensive line. Goldman is an athlete who can take up two blockers to free up the linebackers.

31. New Orleans Saints (via Seattle Seahawks)Jordan Phillips, NT, Oklahoma

New Orleans continues to address its defense with the selection of Phillips. The hulking nose tackle is a boom-or-bust prospect who might be just what Rob Ryan needs for his group.

32. New England PatriotsByron Jones, CB, Connecticut

Jones turned a ton of heads with his outrageous combine performance. After losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, New England has a need for a player like Jones.