A Chiefs fan’s guide to the NFL Draft: Final Mock Draft

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Mike Hughes
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Mike Hughes /
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Round 4 – Pick 122 overall – Genard Avery – Linebacker – Memphis

At this point this is just becoming an embarrassment of riches for the defense in this draft. I was kind of hoping to land Michigan offensive lineman Mason Cole here, but he was surprisingly off the board in several of my simulations. That pretty much left this pick to either Memphis linebacker Genard Avery or Jacksonville State safety/corner Siran Neal. I really love both guys but since there are a couple other safeties I like in the late rounds I went with Avery here.

For those that don’t know Avery, he is considered by many to be an inside linebacker prospect but if you watch his tape you see that he is also a VERY productive pass rusher off the edge. This pick allows Kansas City to add a core special teams player, a guy that can back up the inside linebacker positions, and a guy that can make an impact as a situational pass rusher all in one pick.

If you’ve never seen Avery play, I highly recommend you watch the game above agains Iowa State.

The Chiefs now have added Hughes, Shepherd, Mata’afa, and Avery to their defense and I couldn’t be happier.

The Chiefs now have a long wait until they pick again in round six.