Three-round mock draft gives KC Chiefs help at needy positions
By Grant Tuttle
Round 2: Pick 61-64: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
The Chiefs will undoubtedly be keeping tabs on the cornerback position this offseason. While the combination of L’Jarius Sneed, Charvarius Ward, Mike Hughes, and Rashad Fenton has worked out well, there will be turnover at that position at some point. Ward is working on a one-year deal. Additionally, Kansas City needs to make a decision about Mike Hughes going forward. If they decide to move on from both cornerbacks, the roster will only have two players at the position. I expect the Chiefs to take a cornerback this year. Gordon would be a perfect fit.
Like Drake London, Gordon could be viewed as a bit of a project. That being said, he would be an incredible fit in the Kansas City defense. At 6’0, 201 pounds, Gordon fits Steve Spagnuolo’s cornerback criteria. He is a big and incredibly athletic cornerback.
Kyler Gordon is a guy to keep tabs on throughout the pre-draft process. While many experts expect him to be around into the third round, athletic testing may vault him into the early to mid-second round. Gordon is a willing tackler and is very effective in man coverage, which is exactly why he would make an excellent fit in the Kansas City defense.
While Gordon is a very smart player, he can occasionally guess on routes and bite a little too hard on double moves. That being said, he only played an entire season in two of his four years at Washington. It has taken some time for him to develop and there is obviously very high upside to his potential.