2018 NFL mock draft: Chiefs meet most needs in 4-round effort
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs come out with a nice draft class given their starting position in this latest four-round mock from USA Today.
While the Kansas City Chiefs are without their first round pick in this year’s draft, it doesn’t sound as if Brett Veach, the team’s general manager who is getting ready to lead his first ever draft, is all that concerned. That’s because he believes the player acquired with that pick, now starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is, in his estimation, “one of the best players” he’s ever scouted.
Certainly the Chiefs are going to need Mahomes to look as good as hoped if they’re going to contend for another playoff spot and even advance further than before. The team is taking some hits early in the offseason, including the certainty provided by Alex Smith’s presence at quarterback. Marcus Peters has been traded away. Darrelle Revis has been released. Johnson will be allowed to walk. Ron Parker is reportedly on the outs and Tamba Hali is most certainly gone as well.
It’s going to be a completely remade defense when all is said and done, and it’s going to be a very young offense with a rookie (really) quarterback. that means the Chiefs are in for a lot of question marks.
That said, even without a first round choice, the Chiefs do have a few picks within the first four rounds—five, to be exact—to help them shore up problem areas in addition to free agency. The latest mock draft over at Draft Wire from USA Today is a very solid class for the Chiefs, one that meets needs with good value. Let’s take a closer look.