Let’s get ahead of things before you can even say it (or type it in the comments): “Mock draft? In September?” We get it. For some football fans, there’s the season and the offseason and “never the twain shall meet.” (Kipling reference for you poetry fans.)
For those of you scoffing at the idea of paying attention to the draft, however, just know that some fans are year-long draftniks and their number is legion. It’s the reason why the draft is big business these days, and if it helps, just know the K.C. Chiefs own front office is thinking about next year’s top prospects as well.
Because of this, we’re likely going to carve out time to check in on mock drafts throughout the season just to get a sense of which college prospects are turning heads and being linked to the Chiefs in terms of fit and need. It gives us an outsider’s view of the franchise and also lets us prepare ahead of time for next offseason. (And some of us think it’s fun no matter what month it is.)
So let’s get on with the recent mock drafts to see who is being connected with the Chiefs at this point and what that player might bring to the table in terms of the team’s future at the position (and potential need).