KCCrow's 2014 "What I Want" Final Mock
Well, I've finally decided how I want the Chiefs draft to go down. No more Chiefs "what I want" drafts from me this year, enjoy.
Round 1 - Selection 23
Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
I like Jimmie Ward and believe he is a clone of Earl Thomas, and also Brandin Cooks who I think is an explosive Percy Harvin type. However, I'm going back the one guy I have had my eye on throughout this entire process as the player Kansas City absolutely should draft, Jordan Matthews. A 6'3" 212 lb. receiver with 4.4 speed, a 6.95 3-cone, a 35" vertical, unbelievable hands, and precise route running skills, I consider Matthews to not only be a prototypical NFL receiver, but the best receiver prospect in the 2014 draft. With that skill set, and a cousin named Jerry Rice to help you along, it's not unfathomable that Matthews could live up to the lofty billing I'm assigning him here. The Chiefs have to get better at receiver, and Matthews has the skill set to take over as a number one the
day KC decides to part ways with Bowe.
Previous Pick: Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon State
Round 3 - Selection 87
Jack Mewhort - OL - Ohio State
A versatile and highly effective All-American at left tackle, he possesses the thick long frame offensive line coaches love. Mewhort projects as a plug-and-play right guard that can kick out to tackle as a reserve or even start at right tackle. Mewhort is the prototypical Dorsey type of lineman in that he has tackle experience and the versatility to play anywhere. Aside from his size, Mewhort has one of the longest wingspans in the draft, which should only help him latch onto big NFL lineman with ease.
Previous Pick: Jackson Jeffcoat - DE - Texas
Round 4 - Selection 124
Ed Reynolds - FS - Stanford
The talking heads can form their opinions on this guy, but I'm going to form mine too: this is the best safety nobody is talking about. Reynolds proved to be a playmaker in 2012 with 6 interceptions, so teams didn't pass his way in 2013 but Reynolds proved his worth against the run by racking up nealry 90 tackles. Reynolds is a big (6'1" 207), playmaking safety that can come up and support the run and lay the wood. He's alot like Harrison Smith. Berry and Reynolds would give KC a big, physical safety group with coverage skills.
Previous Pick: Trai Turner - OG - LSU
Round 5 - Selection 163
Michael Campanaro - WR - Wake Forest
I don't know that the Chiefs should come out of this draft with less than two receivers. Campanaro is one hell of a good slot receiver, likely the best in this class. He reminds me of Wes Welker, and not because he is white. While he may be a scant 5'9" and 192 lbs, he has a 39" vertical to help make up for it, 4.45 speed, and unreal quickness with a 6.77 3-cone that absolutely stands out on tape. The Chiefs have the opportunity in this draft of turning a decent offense into a quite potent one, capable of keeping pace with a team like Denver. With Bowe, Matthews, and Campanaro, the Chiefs would have a corps very similar to what Denver had last season in Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Wes Welker.
Previous Pick: Phillip Gaines - CB - Rice
Round 6 - Selection 193
Travis Carrie - CB - Ohio
Call me enamored with this kid, I just love the way he plays and the leadership he exhibits on the field with his teammates. This guy is a true player, good in press, man, and zone as well as having great tackling ability. His tackling is so good, some scouts see him as a potential free safety. Carrie has near prototypical size at 6'0" 206 lbs. After running a 4.43 40-yd dash, 6.97 3-cone, posting a 41" vertical, and a 10'05" broad jump, there is no reason for anyone to believe there are any lingering effects from his 2012 knee injury. Adding to his intrigue, Carrie happens to be a high quality special teams player, especially as a punt returner.
Previous Pick: Jay Bromley - DT - Syracuse
Round 6 - Selection 200
Morgan Breslin - DE/OLB - USC
Breslin is an absolute beast and likely a 2nd day pick at worst if he didn't injure his hip this season and have surgery. The guy had 17.5 sacks in 18 games with the Trojans. He recorded at least a half sack in 12 of those 18 games, so he had fairly consistent production. He reportedly played around 255 at USC but showed up to his pro day at 6'1" and 240 pounds, and it looks like he can add to his frame. Kansas City desperately needs some better depth at outside rush linebacker behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, and Breslin can offer just that. Breslin could end up being an outstanding steal in this draft after running in the 4.6's and posting a 35-1/2" vertical at his pro day with 26 bench reps to boot.
Previous Pick: Rajion Neal - RB - Tennessee
How they fit:
QB Alex Smith, Chase Daniel
RB Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, Joe McKnight
FB Anthony Sherman
TE Anthony Fasano, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath
WR Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, A.J. Jenkins
WR Jordan Matthews, Michael Campanaro
LT Eric Fisher
LG Jeff Allen, Rishaw Johnson
OC Rodney Hudson, Eric Kush
RG Jack Mewhort, Jeff Linkenbach
RT Donald Stephenson
DE Vance Walker, Mike Catapano
DE Mike DeVito, Allen Bailey
NT Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard
OLB Tamba Hali, Morgan Breslin
ILB Derrick Johnson, James-Michael Johnson
ILB Joe Mays, Nico Johnson
OLB Justin Houston, Frank Zombo
CB Sean Smith, Travis Carrie
CB Brandon Flowers, Marcus Cooper, Chris Owens
FS Ed Reynolds, Sanders Commings
SS Eric Berry, Husain Abdullah
K Ryan Succop
P Dustin Colquitt
LS Thomas Gafford
I like every pick but your first.
I'd be fine with this.
I love your first 3 picks and have no idea about the rest.
Nice. Very nice.
Honest question: is there really THAT much of a difference between brandin cooks and Michael campanaro?
Because Herron and Campanaro are both basically Devon Wylie. No separation ability and very little experience in route running. Oh, and overrated speed.
There are sleeper WRs to be had from the 3rd round and on. Herron and Campanaro are neither of them.
Campanaro just knows how to get open. The guy isn't just fast. He's smart and knows how to read the defense and find the gap. That's impressive bc he has outstanding side-to-side and short space quickness to go along with it.
I don't see a huge drop off from them honestly.
I don't doubt Cooks is a good receiver, but he doesn't stand the same chance Matthews has of being a good receiver IN THE NFL. I think that is the key right there. Cooks has the potential to be Steve Smith type of talent and Matthews equally could bust, but the odds are stacked in opposite directions.
Back to my first paragraph, Campanaro has a metric ton more production in college than Wylie every had and less of an injury history, another knock on Wylie coming out.
Comparing cooks and campanaro and they aren't much different.
Hell aside from the 40 Camp is just as good or better. He weighs more, he did 4 more bench press reps so he's stronger and more durable, his vertical is 3 inches higher, his 3 cone was 6.77 to Cooks 6.76 so his short area quickness is the same, which we need for our WR's to get open in a hurry.
I love Cooks, but I can see Chip Kelly taking this dude right in front of us. Camp may be a backup option in that case, but wow is he close to the same guy IMO.
Just watch Camp. You see an overconfident small guy who doesn't give a **** out there. I love it.
No Hem, no care.LMAO
There is a zero percent chance he does jack shit in the NFL.
Same numbers at the combine.....so he must be as good as better. What awards did Campanaro win last year?
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