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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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Couch-Potato 06:45 AM 04-27-2022
Originally Posted by BossChief:
Regarding the conversation we had in the other thread about trading up for Williams and ThibsÖthis is what the draft could look like with a little moving around after the 2 big trades. The moves essentially take away our first and the comp third next year, as well.

I moved down with Buffalo to add another pick dropping from 50 to 57 to get Hall and then moved a little to get players I liked.

If you believe Thibs and Williams will be great players, that might be what it looks like for us to get them and what else we could do in the rest of the draft after the move ups.
would be incredible!
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Couch-Potato 07:18 AM 04-27-2022
6.

Kansas City Chiefs
Kayvon Thibodeaux
EDGE, Oregon
13.

Kansas City Chiefs
Jameson Williams
WR, Alabama
50.

Kansas City Chiefs
Jalen Pitre
S, Baylor
62.

Kansas City Chiefs
Daniel Faalele
OT, Minnesota
121.

Kansas City Chiefs
Phidarian Mathis
IDL, Alabama
135.

Kansas City Chiefs
Damone Clark
LB, LSU
233.

Kansas City Chiefs
Derion Kendrick
CB, Georgia


I traded #29 + #94 + 2023 1st + 2023 3rd + 2023 6th = #6 from CAR for DE K Thibs

I traded #30 + #103 + x2 7th's = #13 from TEX for WR J Williams.

Honestly, doesn't hurt that bad. If we get a comp pick next year to replace that 3rd then we're only down a 1st, we already have an extra 6th in 2023 apparently.

I got us a star EDGE AND WR from the Tier 1 group to take us over the top, upgraded the other half of the starting DL, replaced Honey Badger with Pitre, completed our OL, and if we wait a bit on Clark's health the LB core as well. We would still need to find a FA CB somewhere to fill in, but this one's pretty solid.
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golfindude 02:19 PM 04-27-2022
I traded back a few times just to see how it would work out. Lots of good depth/potential starters although a little weak at WR but couldn't pass on Mcbride at 94. Maybe sign another FA WR. I feel there's 5 or 6 that can contribute a lot this year.

29. Ebeketie DE
50. McCreary CB
62. Hall DL
68. Thomas DE
80. Armour-Davis CB
94. Mcbride TE
103. Ezukanma WR
121. Thornton WR
126. JT Woods S
135. Domann LB
168. Weatherford S
195. Eze OT
227. Jobe CB
233. Elliss DL
251. Chandler RB
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CatfishBob2 03:11 PM 04-27-2022
Originally Posted by golfindude:
I traded back a few times just to see how it would work out. Lots of good depth/potential starters although a little weak at WR but couldn't pass on Mcbride at 94. Maybe sign another FA WR. I feel there's 5 or 6 that can contribute a lot this year.

29. Ebeketie DE
50. McCreary CB
62. Hall DL
68. Thomas DE
80. Armour-Davis CB
94. Mcbride TE
103. Ezukanma WR
121. Thornton WR
126. JT Woods S
135. Domann LB
168. Weatherford S
195. Eze OT
227. Jobe CB
233. Elliss DL
251. Chandler RB
I like drafts like this that focuses on defense and isn't chasing WR. Different than 90% of that drafts you see

15 draft picks would have to be a draft record though
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kccrow 04:39 PM 04-27-2022
Originally Posted by KChiefs1:
Agreed

I haven’t been able to even get close to it since…it would be a wet dream.




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My God, Sophia Lauren was the original 10, A+, whatever you want to call her...

Too bad she's like almost 90 now.
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TambaBerry 04:52 PM 04-27-2022
29.

Arnold Ebiketie
EDGE,
30.

Kyler Gordon
CB,
50.

George Pickens
WR,
62.

Logan Hall
EDGE,
94.

Rachaad White
RB,
103.

JT Woods
S,
121.

Phidarian Mathis
IDL,
135.

Tyquan Thornton
WR,
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duncan_idaho 06:07 PM 04-27-2022
Originally Posted by TambaBerry:
29.

Arnold Ebiketie
EDGE,
30.

Kyler Gordon
CB,
50.

George Pickens
WR,
62.

Logan Hall
EDGE,
94.

Rachaad White
RB,
103.

JT Woods
S,
121.

Phidarian Mathis
IDL,
135.

Tyquan Thornton
WR,

I like it!


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Chieftain 06:08 PM 04-27-2022
I really like Paschal's game. He would be a good value pick in the late 2nd.
Most experts have him rated as a 3rd rounder but I disagree. He is a monster run blocker for an edge. Just an overall fine football player. If you line him up opposite a Karlaftis or Ebiketie, that's very decent.
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TambaBerry 07:37 PM 04-27-2022
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
I like it!


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Yeah the mock finally fell right for me also had Paschal on the board when Hall was picked.
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KChiefs1 12:19 AM 04-28-2022
Originally Posted by TambaBerry:
Yeah the mock finally fell right for me also had Paschal on the board when Hall was picked.

Similar to mine.


29. Daxton Hill
S Michigan

36. Arnold Ebiketie
EDGE Penn State

50. Boye Mafe
EDGE Minnesota

62. George Pickens
WR Georgia

67. Travis Jones
DT Connecticut

94. Calvin Austin III
WR Memphis

103. Zyon McCollum
CB Sam Houston State

135. Pierre Strong Jr.
RB South Dakota State

233. Velus Jones Jr.
WR Tennessee

243. Ryan Van Demark
OT Connecticut

251. Jeremiah Gemmel
LB North Carolina

259. Dylan Parham
OG Memphis


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CupidStunt 05:19 AM 04-28-2022
Schrager has Elam-Burks at 29-30.

It seems to be at the point where just about every mock I see works for me. So many DL, DB, WR options.
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Chris Meck 06:00 AM 04-28-2022
And Sam Williams is always a 3rd rounder, which means you can grab him if you're short a DE through the first four picks.
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The Franchise 07:28 AM 04-28-2022
Matt Lane already complaining.

The closer we get to the draft, the more I struggle with seeing impact players available for KC at 29/30.

It’s not entirely atypical to be that way but usually teams drafting that late don’t need 3 or 4 impact players.

This weak draft class makes it even less likely too.

— Matt Lane (@Matty_KCSN) April 28, 2022

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bigjosh 07:37 AM 04-28-2022
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Matt Lane already complaining.


Such a bitch.

One of the deepest de and wr drafts in forever and he is crying like those arenít our weakest positions.


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staylor26 08:06 AM 04-28-2022
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Matt Lane already complaining.

100% but I also don’t think there are a ton of players worth moving up for.

Which makes this draft class really tricky. The hope is moving up is discounted this year

— Matt Lane (@Matty_KCSN) April 28, 2022


Translation: nothing would make this miserable bundle of sticks happy
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