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ocking the Mock."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Kansas City Chiefs NewsOpen ThreadsFull ArchiveLibrary Community GuidelinesContact InformationOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昇FL DraftChiefs 2019 draftESPN’s Todd McShay couldn’t be more wrong with latest Chiefs selectionsNew Jarvis Jenkins Jersey ,175commentsThe AP draft team releases its latest edition of Mocking the Mock.CDTShareTweetShareShareESPN’s Todd McShay couldn’t be more wrong with latest Chiefs selectionsTrevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY SportsTodd McShay of ESPN released a mock draft scenario Tuesday (ESPN In$ider) in which each NFL team would earn a grade of “A” for its selections. The Arrowhead Pride draft team could not (respectfully) disagree more with the return he gave the Chiefs. As we’ve done this offseason periodically, we took a look at a recent mock draft, analyzed it and gave alternate solutions when we disagree with the selection. We had a fundamental disagreement with just about every pick he handed out and broke it down on this week’s episode of the Arrowhead Pride Laboratory.Here’s our latest edition of Mocking the Mock.Round 1 (29): Garrett Bradbury, C, NC StateIt sounds like we hate Bradbury with as much pushback as we give on him being the pick in the first round. We certainly do not. In fact, he’s an excellent fit for the Chiefs’ zone scheme. The positional value, especially with the glaring holes on defense, are what makes this such a sticking point for us.Bradbury is the pick de jour for so many analysts. We get it. No one considers Austin Reiter a legitimate option and the exit of Mitch Morse makes everyone believe there’s a major need for interior offensive line to protect your Most Valuable Player. But Patrick Mahomes did just fine with an interior offensive line of Cameron Erving, Austin Reiter and Andrew Wylie. The Chiefs went most of the season without Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and a good portion of the season without Morse.Our pick: DL Jerry Tillery, Notre DameWe’d much rather invest in a defensive lineman who has some potential inside and outside versatility. He would give the Chiefs yet another guy to move around the defensive line. He’s also higher on our big board in the KC Draft Guide.Round 2 (61): Miles Sanders, RB, Penn StateYet another head-scratcher for us from a positional value standpoint. We like Sanders the player. He has the potential to be a three-down back and boasts an excellent athletic profile. But if the Chiefs invest in an interior offensive lineman and a running back to kick off their draft, they’ve ignored their defense with two straight selections for low-value positions.Logically, I get why some want to connect running back to the Chiefs early. They lost Kareem Hunt last year, who was a big part of their offense. However Daniel Sorensen Jersey , they’ve got Damien Williams and Carlos Hyde in the building to handle the workload, with a young Darrel Williams capable of contributing as well. I wouldn’t be stunned to see the Chiefs invest in running back but not until day three.Our pick: CB Amani Oruwariye, Penn StateIn McShay’s mock, Oruwariye was still available to the Chiefs at 61. This would be a no-brainer. Sanders’ teammate in college has the desirable length, ball skills and athletic profile the Chiefs could benefit from at the cornerback position. He’s also a good value here this late. The cornerback group will very much be a preference oriented approach for most teams in the second round. Oruwariye is a top-40 player for us in the KC Draft Guide.Round 2 (63): Jachai Polite, OLB, FloridaFinally, the Chiefs have invested on defense in McShay’s mock. The only problem is they have taken a player that doesn’t make a ton of sense when it comes to what Steve Spagnuolo has traditionally coveted. What’s more is Polite has failed the pre-draft process with terrible media interviews, reportedly terrible team interviews and terrible athletic testing that he has yet to finish because of lingering hamstring issues.Polite’s tape was excellent, but everything since we last saw him play has been an epic disaster. His fit isn’t clear, even though he showed talent.Our pick: S Amani Hooker, IowaHooker may not be a perfect fit for what the Chiefs need at safety, but there’s too much to like about him to pass up. While his skill set more closely aligns to the role we expect Tyrann Mathieu to be used for, his athletic testing surprised and his football character is top-notch. Getting a player like Hooker to pair with Mathieu would bring a lot of potential versatility to the secondary and leadership to match. He’s nearly a top-50 player for us in the KC Draft Guide.Round 3 (92): Andy Isabella, WRWe have no qualms with addressing receiver in the top 100 Harrison Butker Jersey , but not addressing the secondary, Todd?McShay’s reasoning for not addressing cornerback in this mock: “I would have liked to get a corner, but the opportunity wasn’t there. It wasn’t worth reaching as far as I would have had to, so I’d look to stock up on secondary in the later rounds.”Our pick: WR Kelvin Harmon, NC StateIn this scenario, Harmon was inexplicably available at 92. Isabella is a fine player, but we like Harmon much more. With the Chiefs having satisfied both their pass rush and secondary, getting Harmon here would be a cherry on top of a draft class that could make us proud. KC Draft GuideThe first-ever edition of the KC Draft Guide launched on Monday! You can purchase the fruits of our hard work for only $9.99! We have over 225 prospect write-ups like this one, with specifics about how prospects fit the Chiefs. There are more than 300 grades on players, mock drafts, positional rankings and features — all specific to the Chiefs. Grab your copy by clicking here!Loading... The Chiefs got contributions from five of the six players they drafted in 2018"Almost a year after giving the Kansas City Chiefs a C+ for their 2018 draft, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. has taken another look at the team’s 2018 draft class and assigned a new grade.Chiefs 2018 DraftKiper now gives the 2018 Chiefs draft a slight uptick, awarding them a B- for their efforts.Here’s how Kiper explains it in a new ESPN Insider article:Yes... it’s a bit of cheat to include Mahomes with the 2018 class.But then again, the Chiefs’ 2018 first-round pick was used to acquire him in 2017 Demarcus Robinson Jersey , and there is no doubt the move has paid off handsomely for the Chiefs.It’s hard to argue against Kiper’s individual points.But if you believe the narrative that Speaks — and to a lesser extent, O’Daniel — were drafted to fit a 4-3 defense that the Chiefs were not running in 2018, you might be inclined to bump the Chiefs’ grade up a little bit more; if that narrative is correct, then it’s a bit surprising that the Chiefs got as much out of Speaks and O’Daniel as they did.Kiper didn’t mention safety Armani Watts, who started the season slowly but played well in Week 4 and Week 5 before he was injured and lost for the year.He could be a key contributor for the Chiefs in 2019.Kiper is also correct that McKenzie will be a player to watch.The Chiefs essentially wasted a roster spot McKenzie in 2018, making him a healthy game-day scratch in every game of the season — even when the offensive line was ravaged by injuries.That strongly suggests the Chiefs not only think McKenzie is worth keeping, but also that he likely would have been poached from the practice squad if they had tried to stash him there.Once a team has done that, you have to believe they have plans for him.In any case, getting significant playing time out of five of six drafted players is not a bad outcome at all.Because of the unusual situation in which the Chiefs find themselves one year later — going all-in on defense in the draft, and then not only changing defensive coordinators but also adjusting their scheme — it’s hard to get a handle on what the Chiefs have in the three players the Chiefs drafted for their defensive front in 2018.It’s not that crazy to think that a year from now, we’ll see the 2018 class in a much different light.

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