The draft is full steam ahead! General Managers just did their mock draft to work out any technological glitches that may come up. There seemed to be a few early, but from all reports, they were able to get them worked out.
Yesterday, Chiefs mock draft 2.0 came out and there were no trades involved. Today, we trade!
Pick 36: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn
The Chiefs trade down with the New York Giants here and select Igbinoghene out of Auburn. The former wide receiver is still developing at corner, but is an incredible athlete. With the Chiefs bringing back Bashuad Breeland on a one year deal, it gives him a chance to develop, step in, and start the year after.
*Chiefs trade pick 32 to the Giants for picks 36, 150 and 183.
Pick 63: Robert Hunt, IOL, Lousiana
Hunt is as physical as they come on the interior. He still needs a little work on his pass sets as he tends to struggle some with speed rushers. The Chiefs could use some strength along the interior of the o-line and Hunt could push for a starting spot at guard.
Pick 96: Troy Dye, LB, Oregon
The Chiefs have come out and said they are looking for a cover linebacker. Well, Dye is just that. He is a four year starter at Oregon and his best trait is the ability to play in space.
Pick 138: James Proche, WR, SMU
Proche comes from the wide open at SMU to another wide open in Kansas City. Proche doesn’t have huge size, but he is a great route runner with great hands. He could start in the slot and would be a great compliment to Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman in a year. The Chiefs can look to the future at WR with Demarcus Robinson on a one year deal and Sammy Watkins likely gone after this year as well.
Pick 150: Jack Driscoll, OT, Auburn
Driscoll is a great athlete along the offensive line. He needs to get stronger, but could eventually play tackle or along the interior in the Chiefs’ zone heavy scheme.
Pick 177: Geno Stone, S, Iowa
Stone is a member of Terez Paylor’s All-Juice team. The Chiefs have selected someone from his team the last five years running. Physicality, instincts, and high football IQ land Stone with KC.
Pick 183: Tanner Muse, S/LB, Clemson
Muse is an interesting player. He played safety at Clemson most of the time, but projects best as a LB at the next level. His versatility would fit great in Steve Spagnulo’s defense. The idea of double-dipping at the LB position is wise, and the Chiefs’ decision to trade back to acquire more picks enables them to do so.
The one thing you might notice right away is that there is no running back selected for the Chiefs in this mock. It seems that their interest could be a tactic to encourage teams to trade up while pushing talent at other positions down to them. Whether or not that is the case, we will soon find out.
Be sure to check out yesterday’s mock here. Love or hate these picks? Let me know in the comments. Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter @jdiz1617.