The first batch of 7-spherical 2019 NFL draft projections from Draft Wire have arrived.
Right here are a couple notes prior to we dive appropriate in. Initially up, the NFL has still to launch formal compensatory draft picks. So the when the Chiefs are projected to obtain a sixth rounder, they have not still acquired a person, and the projected picks are not provided in this draft.
In addition the Chiefs have the selection of swapping seventh spherical picks with the 49ers. These had been conditions of the Rod Streater trade, and viewing as the 49ers have a significantly bigger seventh spherical decide on, I anticipate the Chiefs and 49ers to swap people picks. That situation isn’t mirrored in this mock draft.
You may well be common with the first two picks in the mock draft. I’ve spoke on them various situations prior to, like in the very last batch of 3-spherical projections from Draft Wire.
Trayvon Mullen was also the Chiefs’ first spherical choice in Draft Wire’s most recent 3-spherical projections. 3 corners had been picked prior to the Chiefs drafted Mullen in this 7-spherical projection. Greedy Williams (15), Byron Murphy (20), and Deandre Baker (26) arrived off the board in that buy. I could unquestionably see a operate on corners happening in the later 50 % of the 2019 draft.
This unquestionably hits the require classification for the Chiefs as they’re scheduled to have Orlando Scandrick and Steven Nelson departing in totally free company this offseason. The question is whether there will be larger desires in the switch to Steve Spagnuolo’s 4-3 beneath defense. Perhaps people desires will get priority more than reinforcing the corner position.
Juan Thornhill is a different common identify. The Chiefs took him in the next spherical in Draft Wire’s most recent 3-spherical projections. You can look at out what I claimed about the player there. The Chiefs received him 3 picks later in that simulation, but that is not just a big offer.
The Chiefs definitely have a require to enhance the basic safety position. They weren’t good adequate there this period and it hurt them throughout. They’ve also invested a ton of funds (contracts to Eric Berry, Daniel Sorensen) and draft money (Eric Murray, Armani Watts, trade for Jordan Lucas) at the position. I surprise if they won’t try out and get better value later in the draft or in undrafted totally free company.