Kansas City Chiefs 2018 NFL Draft

Kansas City Chiefs 2018 NFL Draft

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Kansas City Chiefs 2018 mock drafts, last year draft recap, Kansas City Chiefs draft needs, 2018 draft trades.

GM: Brett Veach

Head Coach: Andy Reid

Offensive Coordinator: Eric Bieniemy

Defensive Coordinator: Bob Sutton

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 3-4

NFL Offensive Rankings

Run: 9 Pass: 7 Total: 5

NFL Defensive Rankings

Run: 25 Pass: 29 Total: 28

2018 Estimated Cap Space

($7,224,812)

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

Kansas City Chiefs Previous Draft

1/10 Patrick Mahomes II QB TEXAS TECH
2/59 Tanoh Kpassagnon DE VILLANOVA
3/86 Kareem Hunt RB TOLEDO
4/139 Jehu Chesson WR MICHIGAN
5/183 Marcus Eligwe ILB GEORGIA SOUTHERN
6/218 Leon McQuay III S USC

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Chiefs’s decision to move up to get Mahomes was a head scratcher.  Immediately there were comparisons to how Reid had Brett Favre, who was also a gunslinger.  There is one huge problem with that… Favre was actually a sound quarterback at his core that went all gunslinger in situations, sometimes with good results, sometimes bad. Favre had the fundamentals of an NFL QB but sometimes went rogue with his technique. Mahomes has none of the core fundamentals of an NFL QB.  He is going to have to be stripped down and built back up.  The Chiefs are just a few pieces away from getting over the hump, and it appears to be very bad timing for them to give up so much to develop a QB that doesn’t fit their system at all, and that will need a lot of time to develop.  Thought that pick may turn out to be a big mistake, they did get some interesting pieces in the draft. Kpassagnon is a physical specimen that could develop into a star defensive end, and Chesson fits exactly in the mold of what a WCO receiver needs to be… a yards after catch receiver.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Chiefs very well might have made a terrible decision on a player that ends up being quite good. They have a championship caliber team that is starting to be exposed for some lack of talent on defense that could have been bolstered if not for their move to go up and get Mahomes. Also, the fact that Mahomes possesses a skillset that is not generally a priority for an Andy Reid offense, and has profound deficiencies in skills that Andy Reid covets, and their draft last year was quite a head scratcher. Perhaps that is why the GM is no longer with the team.

Kansas City’s roster is balanced with high quality talent at most position groups, but is aging on defense, and could use more depth in the secondary. They need to have a complimentary outside corner to play outside of Peters.  The weakness of the Chiefs’ defense is right up the middle, and they need to consider a different answer at defensive tackle to control the gaps that running backs are having a field day running through.

If they are putting in an offense to maximize Mahomes’ talents, they will need to boost the talent at wide receiver, with a particular concentration on vertical threats.

Kansas City Chiefs 2018 NFL Draft Needs

CB, ILB, DT, WR

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Kansas City Chiefs

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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