Merry draft week! It is here. The anticipation around this draft seems to be more than any year I can remember. The fact that the draft is being held virtually, the NFL being the only sport that is actually going on, kind of, and everything surrounding Covid-19 has the NFL draft front and center in everyone’s focus.
Those factors are also why many people are saying that this draft may be one of the most unpredictable drafts in recent memory. Scouts, general managers and NFL executives haven’t been able to spend as much time together and that could lead to a lot less group think as normal. That type of chaos and unpredictability should lead to a ton of excitement and shock come Thursday night!
This is Draft Week: Mock 2.0, lets get to it!
Pick 32: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
The Chiefs have brought back Bashaud Breeland on a one year deal, but that doesn’t stop them from drafting a corner here. This is a pick for the future. General Manager Brett Veach has already stated that they will have their eye on the future in this draft and that could be for a corner. Johnson is an athletic CB with the ability to play man-to-man coverage.
Pick 63: Michael Pittman, Jr., WR, USC
This is another pick with an eye on the future. The Chiefs restructured Sammy Watkins’ deal this offseason and surprised everyone by bringing back Demarcus Robinson on a one year deal. Pittman Jr. is big physical WR and is something different than what the Chiefs have on the roster currently. Most people rave about his mental makeup and his competitive nature. He would have a chance to learn the offense in his first year while competing on special teams.
Pick 96: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
Linebacker is a need for Kansas City and Wilson comes out of Wyoming with a ton of production. He is not the athlete Patrick Queen out of LSU is, but he is functional and plays with a high football IQ. This would be a great pick for the Chiefs. He would contribute on day one on special teams and be a potential starter as well.
Pick 138: Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
The Chiefs have reportedly virtually met with a number of RBs this draft. If they are truly in the hunt for one, McFarland would make a lot of sense. He is not a huge back, but he is fast and is great in space. He would fit nicely in the Chiefs wide open offense and be a compliment to Damien Williams.
Pick 177: Keith Ismael, IOL, San Diego State
This pick was between Ismael and an OT. Ismael could wind up being a starting center in the NFL. His greatest strength is his athleticism and Andy Reid loves athletic lineman.
This is only the start of draft talk this week at Arrowhead Live. Be sure to check out the rest of the articles all week. You can find me on Twitter @jdiz1617. Be sure to leave a comment down below too!