The Live Mock Draft

Who doesn’t love a mock draft? 3 random punters talking nonsense about players they’ve never watched fitting needs that they’ve no idea about. It’s prime internet, but, it doesn’t stop us doing them! Lets take a look at our selections with a reference to the Arrowhead Pride Draft Guide. So, without further ado, here is our combined wisdom for Brett Veach to follow…

Round 2 – Pick #58

Gregory Rousseau – EDGE – Miami

The Chiefs biggest current need, dealt with by our first pick. This ended up being quite an easy decision, Rousseau was on our Big Board as a 1st round talent so getting him at 58 was outstanding value. The AP Draft Guide has him ranked as the 32nd player on their Top 300.

Rousseau has the length and versatility Steve Spagnuolo loves. He is built similarly to Tanoh Kpassagnon,
Taco Charlton and various other EDGE players he has deployed throughout the years His ability to kick
inside and play next to Chris Jones on passing downs has to be enticing and will remind him of when he had
Jason Pierre-Paul in NY. People are all over the board on Rousseau, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he is long
gone before the Chiefs pick, or if he is available. If he is there, his upside might be too much for KC to pass
on. Spagnuolo would start him out at defensive end and start to move him around as he gets more comfortable.

AP Draft Guide

Player comparison – Jason Pierre-Paul

Team Fit – High

Round 2 – Pick #63

Tommy Tremble – TE – Notre Dame

We talked about trading down here, but there wasn’t much in the way of offers or value so we stayed put and picked. The WRs we liked were a bit of a reach at this point so we go with another offensive weapon in Tommy Tremble. The idea of the Chiefs lining up with a pair of TEs that can block or catch well should give opponents fits. Play base defense and Mahomes will light you up with mismatches. Play nickel and the newly revamped O Line with a pair of TEs would open significant holes for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. It really is pick your poison. The AP Draft Guide has him ranked as the 62nd player on their Top 300.

Tremble is a young player who could be used as a move tight end in Andy Reid’s offense. As a young player, Tremble would most likely cut his teeth as a suped-up fullback in this offense, getting the occasional target,
but most likely, he will contribute early, wherever he lands, as a blocker. The upside of Tremble is how smooth
he looks as a receiver in his limited reps. He might be the highest-upside player they could get in this range
who could potentially be a high-level starter down the road.

AP Draft Guide

Player comparison – George Kittle

Team fit – High

Round 4 – Pick #144

David Moore – IOL – Grambling

It’s a long way from 63 to 144. At the back end of the 4th we are looking at depth with high upside. Enter David Moore, has played mostly at Guard but played Center at the Senior Bowl and looked very comfortable doing so. Could battle Austin Blyth for the starting Center job but worst case scenario is depth with experience playing across the IOL. The AP Draft Guide has him ranked as the 76th player on their Top 300.

Moore would be of intriguing value in the third round of the draft if the Chiefs want to identify a center in this draft class. His best performance has undeniably been snapping the football and it would serve him and the team drafting him well if they commit to him developing at center. The upside is tremendous and while the sample size is small the physical traits were apparent against a sizeable uptick in competition he had faced previously at Grambling.

AP Draft Guide

Player comparison – Larry Warford

Team fit – High

Round 5 – Pick #175

Rachad Wildgoose Jr – CB – Wisconsin

CB is a sneaky big need. Having yet to bring back Brashaud Breeland the room is looking quite thin. There’s still a chance he comes back after the draft but we add some depth with slot playing ability giving good value to our first 5th round pick. The AP Draft Guide has him ranked as the 90th player on their Top 300.

Despite lacking elite athleticism, Wildgoose could fit in the Chiefs’ scheme as a slot cornerback. His aggressive mentality, good footwork and quality zone awareness would fit well with Steve Spagnuolo’s slot tendencies, especially in the dime defense. Wildgoose’s versatility could fit well in deep safety rotations as well, giving Spagnuolo the ability to keep some of his diverse coverages. However, Wildgoose lacks the high ceiling of other similar players in this year’s draft and may not be as coveted as other slot-safety hybrid defensive backs. The Chiefs may be able to buy low on Wildgoose and find a good depth defensive back with immediate special teams ability in day three.

AP Draft Guide

Player comparison – Rashad Fenton

Team fit – Medium

Round 5 – Pick #181

Simi Fehoko – WR – Stanford

Similar to CB, WR is a sneaky big need. Demarcus Robinson came back for a year but he’s not a solution to any problem. To fight it out in the No 2 role we take 6ft4, 4.45 running Simi Fehoko giving the Chiefs something a little different in the WR room. The AP Draft Guide has him ranked as the 103rd player on their Top 300.

A lot was made about the guy I’m comping Fehoko to — how his hips weren’t loose enough to develop a full
route tree. Fehoko is a discount DK Metcalf in his ability to win vertically with speed and strength. Guys like
him don’t just grow on trees, and if used properly, he can be a very effective NFL wide receiver. Enter Andy
Reid, who knows how to get players open down the field and a quarterback who can launch missiles.
Fehoko’s ability to get off the line of scrimmage would be a major asset in Kansas City’s offense.

AP Draft Guide

Player comparison – DK Metcalf

Team fit – High

Round 6 – Pick #207

Isaiah McDuffie – LB – Boston College

Pure depth pick here with Special Teams in mind. McDuffie could possibly develop into a coverage backed in the dime package but this is an optimistic assessment.

“When you get to the later round prospects at linebacker, McDuffie is an athletic pass-defender in a sea of first down thumpers. He used to play safety and you can see it on tape; his spatial awareness and comfort holding a zone make him extremely reliable on obvious passing downs. Unfortunately his size and recklessness against the run precludes him from offering three-down value, but he’s a project Will linebacker in an even front defense who could perhaps offer blitz upside or a LB/S role in a hybrid defense on third down.”

Simon Carroll

A blend of starting quality and upside depth, value at every pick, watch and learn Brett Veach…

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