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Mock Draft Roundup 8.0: A Versatile Playmaking CB Enters Mix for Chiefs

Posted Mar 17, 2017

Gathering up the latest mock drafts from around the internet

If we’re being honest, it’s still way too early for mock drafts to be anything more than a chance to learn the names of some players available in the upcoming draft. 

Teams are still adding players in free agency, and rosters, along with the evaluations of all of these prospects, are still very much fluid with many pro days and official visits yet to take place.

That said, the process of learning about players who could potentially join the Kansas City Chiefs is entertaining, and it gives you a chance to take a quick break from work or watching March Madness to check out a few of these players.

For the Chiefs, there’s one name that’s started popping up recently that’s intriguing, and that’s USC cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. Jackson, along with Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, are the only two players mocked to the Chiefs multiple times this week.

“There are two things teams love – ball production from cornerbacks and return men who can play meaningful snaps on every down,” via NFL.com’s Draft Profile on Jackson. “[He] fits those criteria. His lack of size and length are concerns, but he has the athleticism to step right in as a slot corner on the next level.

“[Jackson’s] combination of coverage and return talent could make him an early impact player.”

While the Chiefs have an All-Pro returner in second-year player Tyreek Hill, the opportunity for an expanded role for him on offense could potentially lead to opportunities for others on special teams.

Jackson fits the mold of “the more you can do.”

Here’s a look at the latest mock draft picks for the Chiefs:

Mock Draft Roundup 8.0: Who will the Chiefs draft at No. 27?

Analyst

Company

Player

POS

School

Link to NFL.com Scouting Reports

Will Brinson

CBS Sports

Adoree' Jackson

CB

USC

Player comparison - Johnathan Joseph

Jared Dubin

CBS Sports

Adoree' Jackson

CB

USC

Player comparison - Johnathan Joseph

Todd McShay

ESPN

Alvin Kamara

RB

Tennessee

Player comparison - Thomas Jones

Chad Reuter

NFL.com

Christian McCaffrey

RB

Stanford

Player comparison - Tiki Barber

Daniel Jeremiah

NFL.com

Dalvin Cook

RB

Florida State

Player comparison - Edgerrin James

Charley Casserly

NFL.com

Deshaun Watson

QB

Clemson

Player comparison - Marcus Mariota

Dane Brugler

CBS Sports

Deshaun Watson

QB

Clemson

Player comparison - Marcus Mariota

Rob Rang

CBS Sports

Mike Williams

WR

Clemson

Player comparison - Plaxico Burress

Dan Kadar

Mocking the Draft

Patrick Mahomes II

QB

Texas Tech

Player comparison - Jay Cutler

Ryan Wilson

CBS Sports

Raekwon McMillan

ILB

Ohio State

Player comparison - Mason Foster

Bucky Brooks

NFL.com

Reuben Foster

ILB

Alabama

Player comparison - Bobby Wagner

Lance Zierlein

NFL.com

Tim Williams

OLB

Alabama

Player comparison - Leonard Floyd

Pete Prisco

CBS Sports

Zach Cunningham

ILB

Vanderbilt

Player comparison - Alec Ogletree

Mel Kiper

ESPN

Zay Jones

WR

East Carolina

No player comparison given

 Here’s a link to all of our mock draft roundups:

Past Mock Draft Roundups

Date published

Version

Most popular player(s)

January 27

1.0

Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan (2), Jarrad Davis (2)

February 3

2.0

Florida LB Jarrad Davis

February 10

3.0

Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham (2) / Washington S Budda Baker (2) / Florida State RB Dalvin Cook (2)

February 17

4.0

Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham (3)

February 24

5.0

Vanerbilt LB Zach Cunningham (4), Temple LB Haason Reddick (3)

March 3

6.0

Clemson WR Mike Williams (2)

March 10

7.0

Vanderbilt LB Zach Cunningham (3), Clemson QB Deshaun Watson (2), Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II (2), Alabama LB Reuben Foster (2)

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