Kansas City Chiefs 7-round Mock Draft following the NFL Combine

The NFL's draft season kicked into full swing this past week with the annual NFL Combine.

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Round 3 - Pick #95 - Javon Baker - Wide Receiver - Central Florida

This is the first of several picks in this mock draft where I don't believe the player will still be available once we get to the actual NFL draft. However, if I can get a player I would be happy with the Chiefs taking in the second round in the third, I'm going to do it. While Javon Baker isn't one of the biggest name wide receivers in this draft, I think he might be one of the most underrated.

The plus side of Baker not running a blazing 40-yard dash time at the Combine this week (he ran a 4.54) is that it may allow him to continue to fly under the radar. Baker was a great deep threat in college, but it was more due to his ability to track the ball and go up and pluck it out of the air than his straight-line speed. Baker was effective when lined up both outside and in the slot and would give the Chiefs a much-needed quality route runner who can attack the intermediate part of the field.

While it was Baker's tape that I fell in love with, the analytics community loves him as well. In this wide receiver class, Baker is 1st in yards per reception, 2nd in EPA per play, 3rd in average depth of target, 3rd in yards per route run vs zone, 5th in yards per route run vs man, 3rd in yards after the catch per reception, and 3rd in receiving yards per team pass attempt. Simply put, he'd be a steal at the back of the third round.

I know some fans would prefer to draft a wideout sooner, but if K.C. signs a reliable veteran to pair with Rashee Rice in free agency, they can afford to address the trenches with their first two picks and then scoop up someone like Baker who fell because of how deep this wide receiver class is.

Now let's move on to K.C.'s fourth round selection.