The NFL has come out and said that the 2020 draft will be held, almost fantasy draft style, with head coaches and general managers tucked away in their basements drafting online.
Some head coaches have already expressed their concern about their Zoom accounts being hacked. I am looking forward to some possible hot mics catching things that may not be for the public’s ear.
The circumstances surrounding this draft are certainly unusual, but the NFL marches on… and so do the mock drafts!
For this scenario, the Chiefs are once again going to trade down. The trade partner in this scenario is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Chiefs are going to give the Jags, who have 12 picks!, pick 32, for picks 42, 116 and 137.
This gives the Chiefs the following picks:
As always, the draftnetwork’s mock draft simulator was used. So, here we go!
42- JK Dobbins, RB, OSU
63- Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi St.
96- Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
116- Saahdiq Charles, OT, LSU
137- Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
138- Harrison Hand, CB Temple
177- Tyler Clark, IDL, Georgia
The Chiefs virtually met with a handful of running backs. Many of these RBs are projected to go early in the draft. Here they pick one of them up with the 42nd overall pick in JK Dobbins. Dobbins is a three down back and would be a terrific asset in the KC offense.
While the Chiefs have met with many RBs, they have also made it known they are looking for a cover LB whether it be in the draft or free agency. Here they select super athletic Willie Gay Jr. Gay Jr. is a physical and athletic presence along the second level.
Amik Robertson is small corner at only 5’9, 172 pounds. Although, Robertson doesn’t let that bother him. He could easily be an instant contributor in sub packages.
Saahdiq Charles is a supremely athletic tackle out of LSU. Yet, he comes with some red flags due to being suspended multiple games in 2019.
The Chiefs brought back both Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson on one year deals. This makes selecting a WR very viable. Here they select Tyler Johnson out of Minnesota. Johnson isn’t a great athlete, but he is a very good route runner.
Harrison Hand is a bigger corner that some think could project as a Safety at the next level. His versatility reminds me of Kendall Fuller, who has moved on to Washington. Hand could step in and eventually take over Fuller’s role.
Tyler Clark dominated the rose bowl against a very good Oklahoma offensive line. He would be a great rotational player along the interior.
While I do not think drafting a RB early is ever a good idea, the additional picks from trading back with the Jaguars makes it more acceptable. The extra picks also allow them to fill in some needs on the defensive side of the ball at LB and DB, while also filling future needs along the OL.
The draft figures to be extremely interesting with this new virtual setup. The Chiefs could make it even more interesting with some trades.