Kansas City Chiefs mock draft: Final edition

Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey during the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 26, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Taylor Decker runs the 40 yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Taylor Decker runs the 40 yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State

This was probably the hardest pick of the three simulations I went through, using the CBS draft big board. The offensive line of the Chiefs had gone through some heartache at the beginning of 2015 before finding their way in the later half. The Chiefs also lost Donald Stephenson to the Denver Broncos and also just released Paul Fanaika as well, making their offensive line a little slimmer at positions and depth.

Decker is a big player, standing at six feet seven inches and weighing 310 pounds the All-America and national champion Ohio Buckeye is set to make his NFL debut. His height and frame make for a solid player, who has natural ability to be a force with double teams and down blocks. He works best in pass protection which is something KC continues to work on, being a passing team. Drives his feet when he makes contact and he is good in the run game, but truly his best work is a pass protector.

He does have some weaknesses, like popping straight up rather than keeping low for setting up blocks. He can struggle to redirect weight and his body at times, and seems stiff when striding down field. His small arms for his frame can also be a hindrance, especially or those edge rushers who get under him.

Despite his weaknesses, his strengths outweigh them. He has the ability to bolster any offensive line and with the Chiefs West Coast game plan can be a major player in helping solidify a line that lost some players.

Well there are three mocks and the results for the 2016 NFL Draft round one for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now were these the best picks? Depends on who you ask. I went with a Dorsey approach, not really drafting for need but seeing a full roster and making plans to either find replacements or players who can be starters from day one.

What do you think, Addicts? Do you like these picks? Who, if given the chance to draft the player, would you pick for the first round. Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

GO CHIEFS!!