The Kansas City Chiefs season is over after a gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, no good very bad loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Bengals enjoy their path to the Super Bowl, Brett Veach and the entire Chiefs front office have already begun prepping for the offseason and ventured deeper into their draft research.
With that being said, it’s time to give you the first seven-round mock draft of this off-season here at Arrowhead Addict..
There are multiple events that occur around this time on the NFL calendar, events for which the Chiefs are busy preparing. In fact, this should be Christmas for the Chiefs’ front office.
Here’s our first 7-round mock draft of the offseason for the Chiefs.
Most teams have the money to depend more on free agency but that’s not as true for the Chiefs. According to Spotrac, the Chiefs only have $15,411,984 available heading into free agency. Now, to most people, you probably look at the number and think that’s plenty. It’s not.
The Chiefs only have 38 players counting against the cap right now. That’s not a lot (although there are more to be shown with futures deals and the like).. So how are the Chiefs going to afford to fill several holes that need to be filled? Through the draft.
Every year the draft is incredibly important and not just for the Kansas City Chiefs but every team. However, this year there is extra pressure on the Chiefs organization to hit on their draft picks.
With the Shrine Bowl happening, the Senior Bowl beginning, and the NFL Combine on deck, there are a lot of upcoming events that should be a top priority for the Chiefs. They should make sure they are conducting effective interviews, getting an understanding of the players’ strengths and weaknesses, and figuring out their floor to ceiling ratio.
Now I know I am no general manager and I don’t know what the people inside the Chiefs organization know, but I do know how to scout. I come from a background of making in-depth scouting reports and scouting players. This seems as good a time as any to implement that here at Arrowhead Addict.
So, I used my scouting expertise to compile a seven-round mock draft using Rise N Draft. Here’s how it went.