It’s time to talk draft Kansas City Chiefs fans . . . draft picks, rounds, team needs, and prospects to watch.
by Nat L. Faybian • Senior Writer • @natlfaybian • nlfmockdraft.com • March 10, 2019 • Updated: April 8, 2019
The Chiefs came so close to the big dance, but just couldn’t pull it off. Patrick Mahomes looks absolutely amazing, can he repeat last year’s performance? Since the offense was worked like a well oiled machine, expect KC to make the majority of their off-season moves on defense. Are they only a few pieces away from a Championship?
2019 draft picks
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*Indicates Compensatory Pick.
- Defensive End
- Defensive Tackle
- Wide Receiver
- Offensive Guard
- Running Back
Offensively, Mahomes elevated Andy Reid’s offense in a way few expected. The Cheifs has the best offense in the league last year, and Mahomes threw for 50 touchdowns. They could stand to add some quality depth, an offensive guard, a running back, but that’s about it.
Eric Berry is on his way to another surgery and is over 30, the team will need to come up with a solution. The Washington Huskies produced two outstanding defensive backs that might well interest the Chiefs, Bryon Murphy and Taylor Rapp. Kansas City could also use some help up front. Players like Zach Allen, Joe Jackson, and Charles Omenihu have the size Andy Reid prefers in his ends. A stout run stopper might be in the cards as well.
Prospects to watch
Bryon Murphy, CB, Washington
One of the top cover corners in the draft. Murphy has a nice blend of quickness and agility. Showed fluid hips and light feet at the Combine. Excellent mirroring skills and good eye-hand coordination.
Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Rapp was Murphy’s accomplice in the defensive backfield at Washington. One of the most reliable tacklers from the safety position, Rapp was a Consensus All-American in 2018. He has good ball instincts and plays with controlled abandon.
Charles Omenihu, DE, Texas
Omenihu secured a Senior Bowl invite after registering 45 tackles, 18 for loss and 9.5 sacks en route to Big 12 defensive lineman of the year honors. Through 50 games and 32 starts in four years, Omenihu claimed 116 tackles, 30.5 for loss and 17 sacks. His numbers improved steadily each year. At the Senior Bowl, he measured in at just shy of 6’6” and 274 pounds with 36.5″ arms and an 85″ inch wingspan. More than likely, whatever team drafts Omenihu will ask him to line up inside and out.
Emeke Egbule, ILB, Houston
Egbule is an athletic linebacker that is comfortable dropping into coverage. He had 7 passed defended last year, along with several forced fumbles. Egbule find’s himself rising on draft boards thanks to strong performances on the field as a senior and during his workouts at the NFL scouting combine and campus Pro Day.
Players to Watch: RB Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma; CB Corey Ballentine, Washburn; CB Jalin Burrell, New Mexico; DE John Cominsky, Charleston; OT Bobby Evans, Oklahoma; OG Derwin Gray, Maryland; RB Justice Hill, Oklahoma State; WR David Sills, West Virginia; and DE Tim Ward, Old Dominion.
General Manager: Brett Veach | Head Coach: Andy Reid | Offensive Coordinator: Eric Bieniemy | Defensive Coordinator: Steve Spagnuolo
Recent Top Draft selections:
2018: R2 Breeland Speaks LB | R3 Derrick Nnadi DT
2017: R1 Patrick Mahomes QB | R2 Tanoh Kpassagnon DE
2016: R2 Chris Jones DT | R3 KeiVarae Russell CB
R1 Marcus Peters CB | R2 Mitch Morse OL