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Old 02-24-2013, 12:31 PM  
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Mock (2/24/13)

Trying to go a more unconventional route here. I'm going to try to mock players to the Chiefs that I haven't once seen suggested or mocked.

Assumptions:

1. The Chiefs resign Bowe, Albert, and Colquitt, and let Dorsey walk.

2. Quinn and Hillis are out. Cassel is cut. Tyson Jackson stays on board, at reduced salary.

4. The team trades its 3rd to the Eagles for Nick Foles and declare him the man going forward. Direckshun tears his hair out.

5. The Chiefs land DE/DT Chris Canty.

6. They get two compensatory picks, an extra third (Carr) and a 6th (Richardson).

On with the show:

1. OLB Bjoern Werner, Florida State

Again, the objective is to locate players in this mock who are never mocked to the Chiefs, yet would fit in our schemes and justify the pick. I have Werner as the #2 player in this draft, and the Chiefs have long needed an effective rotation at OLB ever since they switched to this scheme.

Wade Phillips has a brilliant rotation in Houston at OLB, and has multiple packages where he gets all three players on the field. I believe the same could be said of Werner. That said, I want to put one qualification here: Werner needs to run well at the Combine. Right now I think he's more of a 4-3 guy, but if he runs well, he's a great 3-4 option.

2. ILB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

Ogletree will probably fall out of the first, but I like him a lot at the top of the 2nd. One of the worst holes on the Chiefs is at the ILB position, where they have only 1 reputable player on the roster. Ogletree is a solid thumper.

3. WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

Patton's looked really good at the Combine today, and I believe he has starter upside.

4. TE Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

I like players that have NFL blood in their families. Kelce's brother is a stud guard for the Eagles, and I mocked his brother several times to the Chiefs as a center. Kelce has pretty solid hands for a larger TE, and mostly he would provide valuable depth whenever Moeaki goes out with injury again.

5. DE Spencer Nealy, Texas A&M

This is a measurables thing more than anything. I love Nealy's size (6'5", 275 lbs) and his ability to get into the backfield. The Chiefs have a good starting combo in Canty and Jackson, but they badly need depth.

6. CB Sanders Commings, Georgia

The Chiefs, in this mock scenario, will make do with Javier Arenas for a year. This does however mean they will need more depth.

6. FS Josh Evans, Florida

Probably pie in the sky hoping here, that Evans falls this far. But somebody falls every year, so I'm entitled one value pick here in the late rounds. Evans is a really instinctive safety who plays the pass very well with some solid run support of this year's free safeties. Mainly the Chiefs have badly needed a pure free safety, but Evans can play some strong if he has to.

7. QB Brad Sorenson, Southern Utah

This is a guy on barely anybody's radar, but he's been on mine. I have a 5th round grade on him but the total lack of buzz enables me to have some fun here and take him with our last pick.

Good size (6'4", 230 lbs) and fantastic stats last year. I never saw him play but he's been throwing today at the Combine and has looked pretty good. So here we are.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:59 PM   #16
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Welp, got two of 'em here.
The description under the Commings pick kind of cancels that one out though.
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The description under the Commings pick kind of cancels that one out though.
Shrug.

I don't project free agent acquisitions.
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