Chiefs 7-round mock draft features huge trade with bitter rivals

The Chiefs don't want to help their hated rivals find their answer at QB, but the opportunity was right here to add picks.

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Round 4 (No. 131) - Josh Newton, CB, TCU

Josh Newton's stock was quite a bit higher at this point last year and that's gotta be tough for the TCU corner to stomach, but that happens to a number of prospects each year as production is mercurial and a new season exposes some issues.

Newton comes to the NFL with loads of experience (4K snaps) at TCU playing against some of the best wide receivers in college football. He's extremely physical off the line of scrimmage and has played press for much of his tenure with the Frogs. He's also played both inside and out giving him a versatility the Chiefs would appreciate and he's a solid run defender as well.

There are doubts here about his ability to live on an island, so no one should be penciling in Newton as a replacement for L'Jarius Sneed at this point, but the Chiefs don't need him to be. What they're trying to do with this pick is to simply keep the pipeline flowing with coachable talent, and Newton has the sort of high upside that Chiefs coaches can tap into.

For now, Newton would be a nice young competitor to add to the mix for a rotational corner spot with the sort of experience that would let him contribute quickly if called upon.