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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>*** 2022 Mock Draft Megathread ***
duncan_idaho 12:45 PM 11-23-2021
Got a mock? Pop it in this thread. Include a picture if you want. Explain your reasoning if you want. Talk about your crushes... if you want.

See a good "pro" mock? Link it up in here and I'll add it to the OP.

Duncan's latest mock

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The Draft Network This mock seems to be the most accurate site right now, so I go with this one. I don't pay for it, so no trades here. The plan is for this to be my last mock. I'm going to do it differently, though. I'm running 3 scenarios, and eschewing the 7th round picks, which I would use on a big swings on athleticism and potential. Lotto tickets. James Houston IV is one of them. Note: I used PFF to simulate the trade action, then manually backed up in the 2 "trade" drafts to make selections. Laborious, but gives you best of both worlds, IMO. I think PFF's trade tool is the best, but its board is whack.

Draft slot: 29

Scenario 1: The Chiefs sit pat with their picks and don't make any moves at all. Seems the least likely, but hey...
1.29 | George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue.
1.30 | Boye Mafe, DE, Minnesota.
2.50 | George Pickens, WR, Georgia.
2.62 | Travis Jones, DT, UConn.
3.94 | Zyon McCollum, CB, Sam Houston State.
3.103(Comp for Poles) | Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State.
4.121 | Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati.
4.135 | Velus Jones, Jr., Tennessee

Scenario 1 Debrief:
So, sitting and waiting to see what comes to me was pretty successful here. The Chiefs FLOOD the defensive line with reinforcements, including at least 1 ready-made starter and two guys who should - at minimum - be in 50/50 rotations at their spots by year end. The Chiefs still get a big outside WR with tantalizing potential. They add some crazy athletic small-school guys, and a mid-round corner who just fits in the system, and a dynamo return man who might be more at WR.

This looks pretty good. Though I have a hard time believing Karlaftis just falls to 29...

Scenario 2: The Chiefs get aggressive and trade up. But for what? In this case, let's go wide receiver. In this run, Kansas City trades picks 29, 62, and a 2023 3rd to Houston for pick 13 and a 2023 4th, because they ARE as obsessed with a WR as people expect and are aggressive to go get him when the board falls right. They then trade BACK from 30 to 35 with the Jets, also including pick 94 in order to get 69 back. Then, last but not least, KC gets aggressive one more time and moves 103 and 121 for 85 from New England, leaving the Chiefs with 6 picks in the first four rounds.
1.13 | Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama.
2.35 | Cam Thomas, DE, San Diego State.
2.50 | Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor.
3.69 | Zachary Carter, DT, Florida.
3.85 | Sam Williams, DE, Ole Miss.
4.135 | Jaylen Watson, CB, Washington State

Scenario 2 Debrief:
I'm not saying KC should do this or even that I think they will (more on that in a few minutes). I'm just saying, man, what will it look like if the Chiefs get aggressive a few times AND are doing the big move for a WR? In this scenario, KC obviously believes Williams is a game-changer at the NFL level and is taking a small 2022 hit to make 2023+ better. The defensive line still gets reinforced, but the reinforcements are all a shade worse than the sit-pat draft option. If you like Kingsley Enagbare or Josh PAscal more than Thomas, I get it and wouldn't quibble at one of those guys instead. Logan Hall, too. Pitre is such a screaming perfect fit for KC's D. Carter is a great physical talent you can dream about coaching up. Williams' utility is known and gives them a true RE option to pair against their higher-drafted bigger guy. Watson is a developmental corner.

I don't love it. I think Pitre makes the secondary a lot better and makes it easier to move on from Thornhill after 22. They have improved the defensive rotation, though one of the DEs would need to outperform expectations in Year 1 to get it to the same level as Scenario 1. In all, giving up the 2 extra selections in the top 4 rounds hurts the depth you can build, but I think it's more like what KC will do.

Scenario 3: Same movements as #2
1.13 | Jermaine Johnson II, DE, Florida State.
2.35 | Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State.
2.50 | Sam Williams, DE, Ole Miss.
3.69 | Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati.
3.85 | Martin Emerson, CB, Miss. State.
4.135 | Braxton Jones, T, Southern Utah

Scenario 3 Debrief:
This is the type of situation where I see KC paying the price to move up... if Johnson falls this far, I'd be shocked if KC isn't aggressively moving up. With this run, I take a risky but high upside WR in Watson (but you could sub in Pickens or Jahan Dotson or Tolbert or Metchie or Skyy Moore or really any of those tier 2 guys here if you prefer). The secondary reinforcements aren't flashy but are good fits.

In this one, I think the plan has to become adding either another safety or corner in free agency before the season. Ideally, it's someone who can handle the slot and let Sneed thriver on the outside. The DL gets a major boost and some potential star power in Johnson and Williams, and the OL gets another T option and potential long-term starter to develop.

Having completed the exercise and looking at the scenariors, I like the first one the most. But it really does come down to how the board breaks.

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htismaqe 09:03 AM 02-10-2022
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Maybe he shocks everyone and trades up.
I think that too is more likely than trading down.
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The Franchise 10:30 PM 02-10-2022
30. Jaquan Brisker, S Penn State
62. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE Penn State
94. Alec Pierce, WR Cincinnati
103. Damone Clark, LB LSU
134. Joshua Williams, CB Fayetteville State
190. Cordell Volson, OT North Dakota State
219. Ty Chandler, RB, North Carolina
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Chris Meck 06:31 AM 02-11-2022
KC
30.

Jermaine Johnson
EDGE Florida State
KC
62.

Jalen Pitre
S Baylor
KC
94.

Rachaad White
RB Arizona State
KC
103.

Romeo Doubs
WR Nevada
KC
134.

Josh Jobe
CB Alabama
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The Franchise 11:19 AM 02-14-2022
30. Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia
62. Kingsley Enagbare, EDGE, South Carolina
94. Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee
102. Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
133. Eyioma Uwazurike, IDL, Iowa State
189. Yusuf Corker, S, Kentucky
230. Jeremiah Gemmel, LB, North Carolina
240. Ty Chandler, RB, North Carolina
248. Dontario Drummond, WR, Ole Miss
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htismaqe 11:25 AM 02-14-2022
I've run a few mocks on PFN and TDN this morning and right now, I'm leaning towards a Bills approach.

Cam Thomas in the 1st, Ebikite in the 2nd.
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The Franchise 11:28 AM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
I've run a few mocks on PFN and TDN this morning and right now, I'm leaning towards a Bills approach.

Cam Thomas in the 1st, Ebikite in the 2nd.
So much is determined by what gets done in FA. If they sign a WR and a S in the first wave...then I for sure could see two DEs in the first two rounds like the Bills. It would save a ton of money and add talent to the defense.
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duncan_idaho 12:41 PM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
I've run a few mocks on PFN and TDN this morning and right now, I'm leaning towards a Bills approach.

Cam Thomas in the 1st, Ebikite in the 2nd.
I think that path is certainly possible.

Cam Thomas or Karlaftis is likely to be there. I thnk both would be nice additions who can contribute immediately.
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htismaqe 01:59 PM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
I think that path is certainly possible.

Cam Thomas or Karlaftis is likely to be there. I thnk both would be nice additions who can contribute immediately.
The other benefit with those two guys and then someone like Ebiketie beyond just getting two bodies is you get guys with two different skillsets.

We need guys that can play the run and set the edge, while still rushing the passer and we need pure pass rushers too.
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staylor26 02:05 PM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
The other benefit with those two guys and then someone like Ebiketie beyond just getting two bodies is you get guys with two different skillsets.

We need guys that can play the run and set the edge, while still rushing the passer and we need pure pass rushers too.
Yea, it’s we’re going to double down, get some variety.

That’s probably the one scenario where I’d take a guy like Bonitto too. If you’re going to take a more traditional DE as well, I find a guy like that much more intriguing, whereas if we came away with just Bonitto, I wouldn’t be too happy with that.
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Direckshun 02:42 PM 02-14-2022
1. S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
2. DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
3. DE Sam Williams, Ole Miss
3. DE Boye Mafe, Minnesota
4. CB Josh Jobe, Alabama
7. WR Michael Woods II, Oklahoma
7. RB Abram Smith, Baylor
7. CB Darrell Baker Jr., Georgia Southern
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htismaqe 02:45 PM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by Direckshun:
1. S Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
2. DT Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
3. DE Sam Williams, Ole Miss
3. DE Boye Mafe, Minnesota
4. CB Josh Jobe, Alabama
7. WR Michael Woods II, Oklahoma
7. RB Abram Smith, Baylor
7. CB Darrell Baker Jr., Georgia Southern
#dreamdraft
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staylor26 04:52 PM 02-14-2022
Originally Posted by htismaqe:
#dreamdraft
Itís a dream alright lol. No chance Williams and Mage make it to the end of round 3.
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GingaChief 08:38 AM 02-16-2022
30. Drake London
WR, USC

62. Drake Jackson
EDGE, USC

94. Mykael Wright
CB, Oregon

102. Channing Tindall
LB, Georgia

133. Nick Cross
S, Maryland

189. Cade Mays
IOL, Tennessee

230. Tre Turner
WR, Virginia Tech

240. Wanya Morris
OT, Oklahoma

248. P.J. Mustipher
IDL, Penn State
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duncan_idaho 08:46 AM 02-16-2022
Originally Posted by GingaChief:
30. Drake London
WR, USC

62. Drake Jackson
EDGE, USC

94. Mykael Wright
CB, Oregon

102. Channing Tindall
LB, Georgia

133. Nick Cross
S, Maryland

189. Cade Mays
IOL, Tennessee

230. Tre Turner
WR, Virginia Tech

240. Wanya Morris
OT, Oklahoma

248. P.J. Mustipher
IDL, Penn State

Thatís a good run. I like London and think he fits in KC better than most large WR.
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duncan_idaho 09:54 AM 02-16-2022
Pretty ideal run-through here on PFN:

1.30 > traded for 2.35 and 3.69

2.35 - Cam Thomas, DE, SDSU
2.63 - Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama (big, athletic DT I'm not sure makes it to the end of round 2; offers good run stuffing ability and enough athleticism to impact the pass game)
3.69 - Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington (remember that "IDEAL" comment?)
3.94 - Alex Pierce, WR, Cincinnati (I like him long-term and think they can get some early "package" plays for him in Year 1. Would pair this with signing a veteran #2 of some sort in FA)
4.103 - Braxton Jones, T, Southern Utah (getting another guy in the mix. Love his size, athleticism and arms (36"). Just needs technique refinement)
7.231 - Jermaine Waller, CB, Va. Tech
7.241 - Velus Jones, Jr. WR, Tennessee
7.249 - Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo

Probably a few guys who go earlier than that in the actual draft, but this would be fantastic.
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