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

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Oct 4, 2014; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs a pass route during a 45-13 win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

The Composite Big Board: No. 65-100

65. Danielle Hunter – Edge – LSU
66. Grady Jarrett – DL – Clemson
67. T.J. Yeldon – RB – Alabama
68. Clive Walford – TE – Miami
69. Henry Anderson – DL – Stanford
70. Tre Jackson – OG – Florida St.
71. Laken Tomlinson – OG – Duke
72. D’Joun Smith – CB – Florida Atlantic
73. Brett Hundley – QB – UCLA
74. Rashad Greene – WR – Florida St.
75. Ali Marpet – OL – Hobart College
76. Alex Carter – CB – Stanford
77. Ty Sambrailo – OT – Colorado St.
78. Hau’oli Kikaha – Edge – Washington
79. Stephone Anthony – LB – Clemson
80. Donovan Smith – OT – Penn St.
81. Lorenzo Mauldin – Edge – Louisville
82. Steven Nelson – CB – Oregon St.
83. Trey Flowers – Edge – Arkansas
84. Tyler Lockett – WR – Kansas St.
85. Hroniss Grasu – C – Oregon
86. Josh Shaw – CB – USC
87. Cody Prewitt – S – Mississippi
88. Damarious Randall – S – Arizona St.
89. David Johnson – RB – Northern Iowa
90. Kwan Alexander – LB – LSU
91. Tre McBride – WR – William & Mary
92. Daryl Williams – OT – Oklahoma
93. Marcus Hardison – DL – Arizona St.
94. Justin Hardy – WR – East Carolina
95. Anthony Chickillo – Edge – Miami
96. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu – CB – Oregon
97. Za’Darius Smith – Edge – Kentucky
98. David Cobb – RB – Minnesota
99. Jeremy Langford – RB – Michigan St.
100. Jaquiski Tartt – S – Samford

Thanks to an extra compensatory pick, the Chiefs have two third round selections at picks 80 and 98 overall. What I said about the second round also holds true for this “third round” portion of the big board in that there are still a lot of good players available. I know that as I look through this list I see several players that I’m convinced will go much earlier (cough..Stephone Anthony..cough), but again, even if that’s true it just means players that are ranked higher on the list will get pushed down farther. As I have looked over this complete big board I have become more and more convinced that the Chiefs can get four very good players with their first four selections.

Three of my favorite prospects in this entire draft fall in the pick range of the Chiefs first third round pick (Ali Marpet, Stphone Anthony, and Kevin Lockett). Unfortunately, I think highly enough of them that I have a hard time imagining that all three will be there when the Chiefs are on the clock. Of the three, I think Lockett has the best chance of being there. In fact, I think the third round is a great place for the Chiefs to target a WR. Along with Lockett, this range of the big board features several WRs that I think could do well in KC (Rashad Greene, Lockett, Tre McBride, and Justin Hardy).

There are also some possible CB targets for KC in this back portion of the big board. Josh Shaw looks like he might be an option as an outside press corner and Steven Nelson and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu would make ideal nickel backs in the sub package. The third round might also be an ideal place to draft an offensive lineman if the Chiefs pass on one in the first round. In addition to the aforementioned Marpet, there are several other OL prospects that I like on this list. Donovan Smith is a possible day one starter at RT (although he’s another guy I think may go sooner) and the Chiefs might also consider Daryl Williams from Oklahoma (or even Wisconsin’s Rob Havenstein who didn’t quite make the top 100) at RT. At the center position, Oregon’s Hroniss Grasu might be worth a look (although I would personally prefer a bigger/stronger option like Marpet).

I think if I was doing a mock based on the players available in each “pick range” for the Chiefs my preferred picks would be:

1-18: La’el Collins – OT – LSU
2-49: Bernardrick McKinney – LB – Mississippi St. (really I would take Stephone Anthony)
3-80: Kevin Lockett – WR – Kansas St.
4-98: Ifo-Ekpre-Olomu – CB – Oregon

I think those four picks would fill major needs for the Chiefs with players I really like while still meeting the BPA philosophy.

So what do you think Addicts? Do you agree that when looking over this entire composite big board that you are encouraged by the overall depth of this draft class? Has seeing these rankings changed your opinion at all when it comes to who the Chiefs might target in these different rounds? Which players in these ranges would you target if it was up to you? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!