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The Kansas City Chiefs are getting closer to draft season, although we still have a couple of months to look at mock drafts and wonder what is going to happen.
For general manager John Dorsey, he has a litany of options to consider. Should he trade up, trade down, stand pat and regardless of that decision, where does he go with the pick? Would a premiere right tackle be the prudent choice or would he rather have a dynamite wide receiver to compliment Jeremy Maclin?
Sitting at the 28th-overall pick, Dorsey has a ton of options. He also has eight picks, having acquired an extra fifth-round selection with the Kelcie McCray trade. With the Chiefs being so close to the Super Bowl, does Dorsey package some assets to move up and take a player he feels is the difference?
Let’s look around the Internet and see what some experts are saying in their Chiefs mock draft posts. We will keep you updated on a weekly basis with all the latest picks.
Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama – Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks
"Derrick Johnson is their best middle linebacker and the Kansas City Chiefs could end up losing him to free agency. Even if he returns as expected, the long-time pro is 33 years old. They can’t bank on him being their anchor in the middle forever. That defense needs an understudy for the Pro Bowler who can take over the job when he’s eventually gone. So it would seem fitting if they were able to land Reggie Ragland.The Alabama standout proved he might be one of the safer prospects in the entire 2016 draft. There really aren’t many mysteries about his game. He’s a tough, physical inside linebacker who excels at playing downhill, filling gaps to blow up running plays. His awareness and instinct allow him to function in coverage even though it’s not his strength. Kansas City could start him from Day 1 and have a productive player for years to come."
Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama – Dan Kadar of SB Nation
"Reed’s talent level is simply too high for the Chiefs to pass up on at No. 28 overall. He’s a stalwart on the defensive line and has the strength and playing style to be a factor early in his NFL career."
Jaylon Smith, ILB, Notre Dame – Dane Brugler of CBS Sports
"The Chiefs’ defense was a substantial reason for their playoff run last season, but might be forced to replace several impending free agents in the front-seven like Jaye Howard, Mike DeVito and Derrick Johnson. Smith’s future is up in the air during his recovery from knee surgery, but he could end up being a steal this late."
Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State – Rob Rang of CBS Sports
"Eric Fisher has yet to live up to expectations after being selected No. 1 overall two years ago and depth remains an issue all over Kansas City’s offensive line. Coach Andy Reid, a former offensive line coach, himself, could be intrigued by Conklin, a former walk-on at Michigan State with the power and tenacity to fill in wherever needed."
Which of these four picks would you be most excited about? Obviosuly, three of them come on the defense side while Conklin would fill out the right tackle spot. My only concern with Conklin is his body almost suggests he is more of a guard, but we shall see.
Personally, give me Ragland. Can you imagine a linebacking corps of Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Ragland? That would be absolutely insane. Smith is also very intriguing, but you are betting very big on a guy coming back from a major knee injury.