Several contributors from Arrowhead Addict decided to put together a seven-round mock draft for the Chiefs.
Every year, draft analysts, NFL experts, and even just avid fans of a particular sport will analyze collegiate athletes and ‘predict’ or ‘mock’ the upcoming draft for the corresponding season. It is a fun and addicting way to pique sports fan interest and give fans of various teams a little taste of the type of talent they can expect their team to draft.
With the help of a tremendous group of Arrowhead Addict contributors including Drew Brooks, Grant Tuttle, Thomas Welte, and Mason Whitlock, we have collectively created a seven-round mock draft for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
The first round of our mock draft was an interesting one and garnered a very talented player for the Chiefs’ defense.
With the 28th pick, the Los Angeles Chargers selected linebacker Mack Wilson out of Alabama in our mock. Some analysts had predicted Wilson to fall to the Chiefs, but we had the Chargers snatching the talented linebacker right out from under the Chiefs’ noses. Built like a linebacker, Wilson offers versatility and leadership that makes him a perfect fit for nearly any team looking to bolster its front seven.
With the 29th pick then, the Kansas City Chiefs selected safety Nasir Adderley, who hails from Delaware. “Down, but not out” applies to Adderley in all facets of the word. Boasting a solid frame and extremely physical safety play, Adderley could be used as a plug-and-play. His man coverage skills have proved to be a little lacking, but that is not necessarily alarming. His zone coverage, however, referencing his speed and range, is perhaps one of his best qualities.
With a safety corps led by Chiefs star Eric Berry, who is not getting any younger, the secondary could use some solid, young talent in a new system led by new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Adderley’s speed and athleticism make even “Sammy Sideline” cringe in fear. I would even go as far as to say his range is elite, coupled with a very physical style of play, as he displayed in the 2019 Senior Bowl.
The upcoming 2019 NFL Scouting Combine will either increase or dampen Adderley’s draft stock, but the Chiefs would be getting a playmaker at the safety position if the team is able to land him. Learning behind Berry, Adderley coupled with rising safety Armani Watts could be a dangerous safety duo for a remade defense.