|01-18-2017, 03:36 PM|
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Post-Season Mock 1.0
1. Patrick Mahomes II, QB, Texas Tech (6'2' 229)
Mahomes is a guy that needs quite a bit of work, I'm going to put that right out front. I have him graded as a late 2nd to early 3rd player. I think alot of pundit outlets have him graded as a 3rd round pick. He has consistency habits with his footwork and stepping up into the pocket. He has a bad habit of throwing off his back foot. He has a bad habit of scrambling and not setting his feet to throw. He also lets himself get lead feet and doesn't keep his feet active and moving with him as he scans down field. Those things have to be corrected. He loses way too much velocity on his passes when he does them, and that's going to lead to NFL INTs rather than the TDs he got in college. He has a terribly bad habit of hanging onto the ball too long, dropping it down, patting it, and so forth. I don't like this. Make a decision and throw the football. He's in trouble if he does this in the NFL. He has a terrible habit of dropping backwards and scrambling out of his pocket, rather than stepping up into it. Basically, Mahomes needs some coaching because these are things he does too often, but he has shown the ability to do the things you do want as frequently. He has quick feet, when he sets and throws its a thing of beauty, and he is able to slide in the pocket and make plays. He has some things you can't teach, such as elite level arm strength, the ability to keep his eyes down field while on the move, and the ability to throw from awkward angles with decent accuracy. Mahomes shows good read progression at this stage, and should develop going forward. He also throws the football with good touch, leading his receivers open a good majority of the time. Mahomes has also shown the willingness to take shots deep down the field, but he is also a bit of a gun slinger and he has to be careful with that. Mahomes reminds me of a much less polished Aaron Rodgers coming out of college, so what I'm saying is that potential is there. So why take Mahomes in round 1? Because it is time KC takes a shot on a QB and Mahomes has enormous potential. Because the NFL doesn't wait for QBs that show the type of abilities that Mahomes shows and he just may not be there at pick 59. Because KC has a situation in place where Mahomes can sit and develop, he doesn't have to be a day 1 starter. And finally, because you get a 5th year option on a player you know needs that development - you won't have to rush that financial decision.
2. Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State (6'2" 243)
McMillan is a well built, NFL ready linebacker that is a plug up the middle of the defense. McMillan may not be a superior sideline-to-sideline speed freak like Ryan Shazier or Darron Lee coming out of OSU, but he's got solid speed and really improved his coverage play in 2016. McMillan has proven he certainly has enough speed to get to the corner and cut off outside stretch plays and screens, especially as a 3-4 ILB or 4-3 SOLB. McMillan's strength, however, is stacking and shedding blockers and playing North-South in run defense. McMillan comes down hill in a hurry, and normally with plenty of thump to go with it. McMillan is well respected as a team leader and community role model, and he is the defensive captain. McMillan plays smart and he is a film rat, which bodes well for his NFL prospects. A very similar player to James Laurinaitis coming out. Losing Mauga and Johnson in the same season proved that its time the Chiefs make a serious investment at ILB. Reduced my rating from late first to late second based on historical information and some grade rumors.
3. Hunter Dimick, DE (OLB), Utah (6'3" 266)
Dimick reminds me of a young Tamba Hali with decent speed, good strength, outstanding technique, and a motor that just doesn't shut down. Dimick led the PAC-12 in sacks in 2016 and was a force to be reckoned with against the run and pass in every single game. If not for an injury that set him back in 2015, Dimick would likely be talked about as a 1st round selection. Dimick's production in games played speaks for itself, and his non-stop, lunch-pail attitude will be extremely enticing to NFL talent evaluators. With injuries decimating the Chiefs' pass rushers the past couple of seasons, it is imparative that KC continues to employee three productive edge players. With Hali slowing down and ready to call it in and no real depth behind him, the Chiefs will have to add at least one edge defender to their stable.
3. Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida (5'11" 205) (Projected Comp - Sean Smith, CB)
Mack is a virtual clone of Jamaal Charles when he played at Texas, and the Chiefs might do well to try and strike gold twice by taking the lightning quick, slashing back in the third round. Mack has the agility to cut on a dime when he sees a crease and the speed to take it to the house on any play, an element that's been sorely lacking in the Chiefs run game since Charles has been out of the lineup. Mack, like Charles, is also an extremely versatile weapon out of the backfield with really good hands and open field ability. Mack is also an excellent pass blocker for a smaller player. With it extremely likely the Chiefs release Charles due to salary, they'll need to add another back and preferrably one with game-changing traits like Mack.
4. Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah (6'3" 323)
Asiata is a big ol' bowling ball of a guard who's scouting report should read exactly like Gabe Jackson's (Oakland Raiders 3rd round pick). Asiata is extremely quick and very strong, which bodes well for his run blocking. When Asiata locks on and keeps his feet moving it is often game over. Asiata is a ball of energy that seems to have a non-stop motor, a rare trait in an offensive lineman. Asiata plays with good technique, keeping his knees bent and delivering an incredible first punch. Asiata's short-area quickness makes him a very good down blocker on traps and inside screens. Asiata is a class left guard in that he will be a road grader type that will eventually develop his pass protection, but he's never going to be a guy that is all that superb out in space. If he develops like Jackson has in Oakland, he'll be an extremely good lineman in the NFL. Asiata took some snaps at center in 2016 after an injury to J.J. Dielman as well as having served as the starter at right tackle for a handful of games a few years ago, so he does offer some versatility.
5. Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia (5'11' 195)
Gibson has all the looks of a play-maker for a West Coast team, with good ability to catch the football and lightning quickness and agility to turn short passes into huge gains. While he's not a big player, Gibson is a difficult cover due to his outstanding ability to make crisp cuts and accelerate to top speed quickly. A Tavon Austin 2.0 type of player for the Mountaineers. This guy can stop, plant, and drive very quickly to change direction, probably his best trait. He also adjusts well to off-target throws. Gibson shows plus ability as a kick and punt returner as well.
5. Levon Myers, OT, Northern Illinois (6'5" 309) (Projected Comp - Chase Daniel, QB)
Myers is a solid tackle prospect with decent footwork and strength along with a good build. Although Myers manned the left side at NIU, he may not have enough lateral quickness to remain there in the NFL, but his abilities seem to translate solidly to the right side. Myers has a nasty streak to him, often finishing blocks with knockdowns. Myers always plays through the whistle and is a solid run blocker. If things didn't work out on the right side, Myers shows the strength and mindset to move inside to guard, where he could use his brawler mentality even more so. The Chiefs really need to continue to try to bolster the trenches. I don't expect John Dorsey to spend a ton of draft capital on offensive lineman at this juncture, but I would expect him to bring guys in that can be backup caliber and push starters for playing time at guard. I think Myers checks the boxes of having right tackle backup ability, but could push to start at guard.
6. Scott Orndoff, TE, Pittsburgh (6'5" 265) (Projected Comp - Donald Stephenson, OT)
Orndoff isn't a guy that's going to wow you with speed or spectacular catches like Travis Kelce, but he's proven he can get down the field and catch the football and is especially solid in the red zone. Orndoff's real strength comes in his blocking ability, something the Chiefs really lack in their depth tight ends. Orndoff is kind of an Anthony Fasano type, nothing flashy but pretty darn solid all-around. Demetrius Harris has been less of an asset than a liability on several occassions this season, and his contract value is a little steep for what he actually provides. Ross Travis is an athletic receiving type and James O'Shaughnessy seems to commit a false start every time he takes the field. It may be a good time to try and strengthen this group with a better blocker in the mix and push the young guys.
6. Chad Hansen, WR, California (6'3" 205) (Projected Comp - Tyvon Branch, SS)
Hansen is really a prototypical WCO receiver in that he has solid size, good speed, excellent hands, and he has really good quickness in his breaks. Hansen has grown into a bit of a Jordy Nelson type with excellent body control and the ability to go up and make tough catches. The kid will get knocked for playing in the Air Raid and not having years of eye-popping stats, but he's a late bloomer to keep an eye on. The Chief may need to add a receiver or two in this draft given the lack of overall depth. Albert Wilson is a restricted free agent, and the price of his tender may be too much to be worth keeping around. De'Anthony Thomas hasn't done anything to really warrant a roster spot and the Chiefs haven't given Demarcus Robinson any looks as a rookie.
7. Treyvon Hester, DT, Toledo (6'3" 300)
Hester is a good sized tackle with disruptive traits, especially a quick first step off the snap. Hester is routinely double and triple-teamed on the front line, so his stat lines don't look gaudy. Looks like a bit quicker version of Jaye Howard. Needs some work on maintaining his area discipline and play recognition, but his motor doesn't seem to stop. Plays with more of a defensive end mentality than a defensive tackle. Certainly looks like a guy that can be developed as depth along the defensive front, where KC will likely need to add pieces this offseason.
|01-26-2017, 02:41 PM||#16|
Join Date: Mar 2013
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McGuire is another guy that looked great his freshman year. Hasn't really played up to the same level since then IMO but the talent is there.
|02-04-2017, 11:51 AM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Okay here is my stab at it
QB DESHONE KIZER
EDGE T.J. WATT
RB KAREEM HUNT
CB KEVIN KING
WR DEDE WESTBROOK
G DAMIEN MAMA
S JADAR JOHNSON
LB HARDY NICKERSON
LB BEN BOULWARE
C JON TOTH