2015 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs mock draft roundup
With only one day remaining before the Kansas City Chiefs make their first-round pick at the 2015 NFL Draft, this is the best time to see what the experts are saying. We have already seen the picks from the Arrowhead Addict crew, so let’s see what the outside world is saying.
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville – Peter King of Sports Illustrated
"I would be surprised if Parker is still hanging around at this pick, but if he is, I think Chiefs GM John Dorsey would jump at the chance to grab him—especially ahead of Houston, which wants a receiver high in this draft. I might argue that no contending team has as big a single position need as Kansas City at wide receiver. No Chiefs wideout caught a touchdown pass last year, and now Dwayne Bowe has been let go (to Cleveland). The 6-2 ½ Parker’s a perfect pick for Dorsey and Andy Reid. Dark-horse pick here that would not surprise me one bit: Florida offensive lineman Cam Erving."
Marcus Peters, CB, Washington – Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report
"Andy Reid, on the other hand, is Father Flanagan. His discipline is supple yet strong, like a bamboo stalk. Just a few reassuring grunts from Big Red, and even the most irascible player gets with the program. Peters will be sending even his most demanding coaches “Thinking of You” greeting cards every week by the time Reid is done with him."
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest – ESPN NFL Nation
"The Chiefs are thin at cornerback. Sean Smith is their only established player at the position, and he’s in the final year of his contract. Johnson can play a lesser role as a rookie and be the Chiefs’ No. 1 corner in 2016."
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma – Dan Kadar of SBNation.com
"Don’t be shocked if Green-Beckham goes even higher than this in the draft. Also don’t be shocked if he plummets far into the second round. He’s as polarizing of a player as there is in this year’s draft. If he hits, a team has a superstar. If he doesn’t hit, he’ll be a quick bust. It seems there will be little middle ground in DGB."
Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (15) runs against Auburn Tigers defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (9) during the first quarter of the 2013 SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State – Barry Wilner of Associated Press
"A wideout makes sense here and Parker would have fit nicely. He’s gone, so the Chiefs mull taking a blocker, but then remember they had zero – yep, zero – TD catches from wide receivers last year."
Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest – Dane Brugler of CBS Sports
"With Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming both entering contract years, the cornerback position is one direction the Chiefs could go with this pick and Johnson fits the mold of what Kansas City looks for in the position."
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU – Rob Rang of CBS Sports
"The Chiefs have a strong cover corner in Sean Smith but he’s only under contract for one more year. Collins only started 10 games with the Tigers but scouts are enamored with his upside. If his stock is affected by multiple failed drug tests at LSU it occurred long ago when the NFL learned of it."
La’el Collins, OT, LSU – Brad Biggs of Chicago Tribune
"They filled a dire need at receiver by signing Jeremy Maclin and can wait until Day 2 to bolster that position while bulking up on the offensive line."
Cameron Erving, C, Florida State – Charles Davis of NFL.com
"Position changes are often scary for players, but the midseason move from LT has paid off handsomely for the FSU star. Could be in the mold of the Pouncey brothers."