Chiefs’ 2016 NFL Draft Board

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After months of scouting draft prospects and reading up on reports and draft projections, I have finally composed my official Kansas City Chiefs 2016 NFL Draft Board.

John Dorsey has said he’ll have between 150-175 players on their draft board, and mine has 167 prospects by my count. I’m not sure if this is common for teams in the lower half of the draft who are very unlikely to trade up into the top half, but I have left off players who will definitely be gone by the Chiefs’ first pick.

The identifications and rankings of the prospects are based off their scheme fit in their respective positions. So, for example, an offensive lineman who projects only to man-blocking schemes or a cornerback who only projects well to zone defenses will not be on my board. The round projections are a prediction of where I think the Chiefs will be targeting them. Let’s take a look!

1st Round

1. Noah Spence – OLB – Easter Kentucky

2. Shaq Lawson – OLB – Clemson

3. Michael Thomas – WR – Ohio State

4. William Jackson III – CB Houston

5. Corey Coleman – WR – Barlor

6. Mackensie Alexander – CB – Clemson

7. Leonard Floyd – OLB – Georgia

8. Eli Apple – CB – Ohio State

9. Cody Whitehair – OG – Kansas State

10. Chris Jones – DL – Mississippi State

11. Vernon Butler – DL – Louisiana Tech

12. Andrew Billings – DL – Baylor

13. Shilique Calhoun – OLB – Michigan State

14. Paxton Lynch – QB – Memphis

15. Kevin Dodd – OLB – Clemson

16. A’Shawn Robinson – DL – Alabama

17. Ryan Kelly – C/OG – Alabama

Burns is a next level athlete who could be a huge contributor in KC. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Burns is a next level athlete who could be a huge contributor in KC. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

2nd Round

18. Jarran Reed – DL – Alabama

19. Robert Nkemdiche – DL Ole Miss

20. Karl Joseph – S – West Virginia

21. Emmanuel Ogbah – OLB – Oklahoma State

22. Sterling Shepard – WR Oklahoma

23. Maliek Collins – DL – Nebraska

24. Jonathan Bullard – DL – Florida

25. Braxton Miller – WR – Ohio State

26. Kamalei Correa – OLB – Boise State

27. Jihad Ward – DL – Illinois

28. Darian Thompson – S – Boise State

29. Xavien Howard – CB – Baylor

30. Kenny Clark – DL – UCLA

31. Artie Burns – CB – Miami

32. Willie Henry – DL – Michigan

33. Keanu Neal – S – Florida

34. Christian Westerman – OG – Arizona State

35. Nick Martin – C/OG – Notre Dame

36. Isaac Seumalo – OG – Oregon State

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