The 2019 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and as the first round kicks off on Thursday night, the predictions and speculation that dominate the early portion of the offseason will come to an end as the top prospects in the nation join their new teams.
But first, let’s look at a few more mock drafts.
NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Kansas City Chiefs selecting University of Washington cornerback Byron Murphy in his latest mock draft, which can be found here. Jeremiah’s breakdown of the pick was simple enough:
“This would be a no-brainer. Kansas City takes the best defensive back still available and gets good value.”
That seems to be a popular pick lately, as CBS Sports analyst Ryan Wilson also projected Murphy to Kansas City in his latest mock draft, citing the defensive back’s tenacity in coverage.
Murphy was a First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-American selection in 2018, tallying 13 passes defensed and a team-leading four interceptions on the year. For more on Murphy, check out his draft profile on NFL.com.
ESPN.com analyst Todd McShay also forecasted a defensive back to Kansas City in his latest mock draft, tabbing LSU cornerback Greedy Williams as the Chiefs' pick at No. 29.
The six-foot-two Williams put together a decorated collegiate career in Baton Rouge, earning All-SEC and All-American honors during each of his final two years in school. Click here to check out his draft profile.
The folks at The Ringer, meanwhile, went a different direction. Staff Writer Danny Kelly has the Chiefs selecting North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury in the first round, solidifying the interior of the offensive line with one of the top linemen in the draft class.
Bradbury won the Rimington Trophy – awarded to the best center in college football - as a senior in 2018 amidst a laundry list of accolades. To learn more about him, click here.
The Chiefs could go in any number of directions when the draft kicks off on Thursday, and after months of projections, we finally get the real thing in just a few more days.