3-round Chiefs mock draft brings significant help at skill positions

For this exercise, we will be simulating the Chiefs' first three draft picks using PFF's mock draft simulator.

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Round 2 (63): Mekhi Wingo, LSU, IDL

How he fits: With the potential loss of Chris Jones looming large for the defensive line, the Chiefs will need plenty of help on the interior. There's no replacing a star like Jones; instead, they will need to replace him in the aggregate.

Wingo profiles similarly to several day-two interior defensive linemen as a solid run defender with pass-rushing upside. Even more, he wears #18 for the Tigers, a number reserved for a team leader.

Wingo has missed some time due to injury this year, not playing since September. In five games played he's already logged 2.5 sacks and 3 tackles for a loss. His frame will need more weight for the NFL level to play on early downs inside though. His high football character shows in his play too, he has a high motor and rarely gives up on a play.

Similar to Jones he can kick outside on passing downs as well, another tweener for the Chiefs pass rush. Another added bonus for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

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