Reach’s mock draft for the Kansas City Chiefs, Version 2.0 (pure BPA)
Round 4: Pick 118 | Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
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He clearly doesn’t have the height or length the Chiefs prefer on the outside, but his instincts and play-making ability would serve Kansas City well in the defensive slot. The departure of Chris Owens leaves the secondary with a vacancy at the position and Ekpre-Olomu has an ideal skill set for the role. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton will love how aggressively he plays in a press coverage scheme. He was All-Pac-12 in two of his final three years at Oregon, but a serious knee injury cut his senior season short and could linger into the summer months in his rookie season.
Round 5: Pick 172 | Christian Covington, DT, Rice
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Covington’s the top pick to start the fifth-round, but he’s probably headed for a position change in Kansas City’s odd-front. He weighs a shade under 290 and simply doesn’t have the size to play inside in a 3-4 scheme. He could potentially give the Chiefs some valuable depth at defensive end, but his dislocated kneecap in the fall of 2014 is a cause for concern. Having played in Conference USA, he’s also going to face doubts about his ability to run with the big boys at the pro level (much like former teammate Phillip Gaines).
Round 5: Pick 173 | Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU
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At 6-6, 353 pounds, the TCU product is the prototypical mountain that Reid covets in guard prospects. Tayo Fabuluje spent most of his collegiate career at the tackle position, but he’s probably best suited for interior line play in the NFL. It’s at guard that Fabuluje will have the best opportunity to take advantage of his power and “phone booth” play ability. I watched film of him in a 2014 game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Draft Breakdown. In that game, he consistently showed the ability to handle the speed rush, but there were also a few unsettling pass protection lapses (a lack of effort) that hung quarterback Trevone Boykin out to dry.
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