Kansas City Chiefs: A look at the top 100 composite big board

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Oct 25, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive tackle Andrus Peat (70) prepares to block Oregon State Beavers linebacker D.J. Alexander (4) rush during the third quarter at Stanford Stadium. Stanford won 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Composite Big Board: The Top 32

This is the top 32 players on the composite big board, or in other words, the players that are most commonly ranked as worthy of a first round selection. For each portion of the big board I’ve highlighted an 11 player range surrounding the Chiefs draft slot. So for the first round I’ve gone five spots ahead of and beyond the Chiefs number 18 pick in order to emphasize the players most likely to be the BPA for KC.

1. Leonard Williams – DL – USC
2. Jameis Winston – QB – Florida St.
3. Dante Fowler Jr. – Edge – Florida
4. Amari Cooper – WR – Alabama
5. Marcu Mariota – QB – Oregon
6. Kevin White – WR – West Virginia
7. Vic Beasley – Edge – Clemson
8. Brandon Scherff – OL – Iowa
9. DeVante Parker – WR – Louisville
10. Danny Shelton – DL – Washington
11. Randy Gregory – Edge – Nebraska
12. Shane Ray – Edge – Missouri
13. Trae Waynes – CB – Michigan St.
14. Todd Gurley – RB – Georgia
15. Malcolm Brown – DL – Texas
16. Bud Dupree – Edge – Kentucky
17. Melvin Gordon – RB – Wisconsin
18. Andrus Peat – OT – Stanford
19. Landon Collins – S – Alabama
20. La’el Collins – OT – LSU
21. Arik Armstead – DL – Oregon
22. Marcus Peters – CB – Washington
23. Ereck Flowers – OT – Miami
24. Eddie Goldman – DL – Florida St.
25. Cameron Erving – C – Florida St.
26. Dorial Green-Beckham – WR – Oklahoma?
27. Jaelen Strong – WR – Arizona St.
28. Kevin Johnson – CB – Wake Forrest
29. Eli Harold – Edge – Virginia
30. D.J. Humphries – OT – Florida
31. Eric Kendricks – LB – UCLA
32. T.J. Clemmings – OT – Pittsburgh

First off, there are some very good players in this range of the composite big board, which is encouraging. It might be worth noting that the most common position in the highlighted range around pick 18 is OT with Andrus Peat, La’el Collins, and Ereck Flowers all showing up. Then there are a couple of CBs in Trae Waynes and Marcus Peters and a couple of defensive linemen in Malcolm Brown and Arik Armstead as well. Finally, the top RBs, an edge rusher in Bud Dupree, and the top safety in the class, Landon Collins round out the Chiefs “BPA zone”.

I think the Chiefs would strongly consider most of those players. I think they might consider passing over the RBs and Bud Dupree if they had one of the other players similarly graded, but I’m not sure they would pass on any of the other players because of position if they were the top guy on their board. Two players that many have mocked to the Chiefs that did not rank out high enough to be considered on this big board are Cameron Erving and Eric Kendricks. Personally, I’m in agreement with that. I think drafting either of them at 18 would be a reach. In Kendricks’ case, I think you’ll find that there is better value at that position for KC elsewhere on this big board.

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