Kansas City Chiefs full 2018 NFL mock draft

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 21: Defensive tackle Tim Settle
BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 21: Defensive tackle Tim Settle /
4 of 4

player. Pick Analysis. C. Bradley Bozeman. 124. . Alabama. 196

Kansas City is entering the final year of center Mitch Morse’s contract, and with other expensive deals along the line (Mitch Schwartz, Eric Fisher and Laurent Duvernuay-Tardif), the Chiefs could be looking to go cheap here.

Bozeman isn’t starting-caliber at this point but could develop behind Morse, giving Kansas City a year to evaluate whether it needs to lock up Morse or if it can turn the keys over to the Alabama product come 2019.

Scouting Report. North Carolina State. Justin Jones. 233. Pick Analysis. DT. player. 124

Jones was able to produce at North Carolina State, but he falls to the seventh round because of both technique and pass-rush questions. Jones is 6-foot-2 and 312 pounds, which makes him a solid fit size-wise as a 3-4 defensive end. The Chiefs have Chris Jones and Allen Bailey there as starters, but need more depth behind them.

Jones would also be a strong candidate for the practice squad in his first year, allowing him to learn while building strength.

Next: Every NFL Team's Best Draft Pick Of All-Time

124. . Pick Analysis. Miami (FL). TE. Chris Herndon. 243. player

Travis Kelce is arguably the best tight end in football, but what is behind him? Demetrious Harris isn’t making anybody shutter in defensive meeting rooms, mostly because he can’t block and drops every other pass thrown to him.

Herndon would be a nice addition to the tight end group, due to his ability to separate on tape. He also has the size at 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds to block, making him a quality sidekick to Kelce.