We are exactly one month away from the 2016 NFL Draft, and the Kansas City Chiefs have ample options.
The Chiefs are picking 28th-overall in the 2016 NFL Draft because they are one of the best teams in the National Football League. However, they have some holes that need to be addressed come April 28. With the news of Husain Abdullah retiring, safety has joined the list of needs which already includes cornerback, guard and receiver.
However, the Chiefs likely have already narrowed down the players they are targeting. It has to be a defensive player in this guy’s opinion, although a stud receiver has to be on the radar should a guy like Laquan Treadwell or Corey Coleman slip to the back half of the first round.
Let’s see where the experts are going with Kansas City’s first-round pick.
CBS Sports (Jared Dubin) – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
"The Chiefs should happily snatch up Apple and let him and Marcus Peters pick off a dozen passes a year between them."
Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) – TRADE WITH CLEVELAND
"I’ve mentioned in a couple previous mocks that this could be the plan for Cleveland if it takes a non-QB at No. 2. Likely without having to sacrifice all that much—say, 32 and 99 for 28 and maybe a throw-in pick—the Browns could climb over Denver and choose between Lynch and Connor Cook. With Josh McCown under contract and Robert Griffin III in the fold, Cleveland could opt for the higher-upside Lynch and let him develop."
NFL.com (Lance Zeirlein) – Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Eastern Kentucky
"The Chiefs could go in a number of directions here, but GM John Dorsey believes in building the fronts and rushing the passer. Spence would offer an injection of youth as Tamba Hali might only have a year left with the Chiefs."
SB Nation (Dan Kadar) – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
"After losing Sean Smith in free agency, the Chiefs have been poking around on cornerback prospects. In this scenario, Apple is the best one available. Apple may have some hot and cold moments as a rookie, but his potential is vast."