We are now around six weeks away from the 2020 NFL Draft. That means it is time for our first FPC Kansas City Chiefs mock draft. With only five picks at the moment, it was important to make selections that could impact the most important positions. Elsewhere, we selected what was the best possible option at that point. I should preface that I did use a mock draft machine over at The Draft Network, in order to complete this mock draft. It was decided that in this particular mock, we would not make any trades. That will occur in future mocks, however. Now, let’s kick it off and see what our haul looks like.
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1st Round- 32nd Overall
Interior Offensive Lineman, Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU
It is important to remember that while your team has needs, it is better to go with the best player available, rather than reaching for a player of need early. With Lloyd Cushenberry III, he provides versatility as to how you could use him on the offensive line. Playing center or guard, Cushenberry III has the body control and quickness to serve as an intelligent interior offensive lineman. He also the length to hold his ground well and makes life difficult on opposing defenders. The Chiefs could have Cushenberry III quickly step into a starting role.
2nd Round- 63rd Overall
Linebacker, Malik Harrison, Ohio State
This linebacker class is considered to be weak by most draft analysts. Yet, there is still some players with high level effort and intriguing potential. One of those is Ohio State’s Malik Harrison. Harrison is still developing in pass coverage. On the other hand, he brings the linebacker thumping mentality to the table. He is not afraid to play through contact, work downhill and clog up lanes. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they would enjoy his athleticism that most people do not notice right away. Being a former safety in high school, Harrison has a versatile background.
3rd Round- 96th Overall
Cornerback, Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
Cornerback is one of the Chiefs bigger needs entering the offseason. Thankfully with a deep CB draft class, we waited until Round 3 and came away with an exciting defender. Amik Robertson creates a lot of broken plays for opposing quarterbacks/receivers. Saying he has a nose for the football is an understatement. What’s more, Kansas City would have the ability to line him up either outside or in the slot. Robertson showed he can play at both spots at Louisiana Tech, due to his quickness. Add in the anticipation with his production, and Robertson will make an early impact at the NFL level.
4th Round- 138th Overall
Running Back, Anthony McFarland, Maryland
Running back is a highly debated position, based off of its importance. With Maryland’s Anthony McFarland, the Chiefs would be adding to their team’s strength. Why? Because, the speed and acceleration is what stands out the most from McFarland. He has a good feel of vision and being able to cutback against defenders. His elusiveness can make life difficult on opponents. Furthermore, that would be a great addition and complement to have when you combine it with the Kansas City passing attack.
5th Round- 177th Overall
Wide Receiver, Aaron Parker, Rhode Island
With potentially losing Demarcus Robinson and Sammy Watkins this offseason, adding a wide receiver is a possibility. Aaron Parker was highly depended on at smaller school Rhode Island. His build and movement skills are smooth and impressive. He will need to develop a little more consistency as a pass catcher. However, how often Parker can win deep and get himself open could intrigue the Kansas City Chiefs.
Be on the lookout for more Chiefs offseason coverage. Included, will be draft prospect profiles and free agency topics. We will also have two more mock drafts in the coming weeks. For more great sports and NFL content, stay tuned to Full Press Coverage.
– Braden Holecek is the Kansas City Chiefs managing editor for Full Press Coverage. He covers the NFL. Like and follow on Follow @ebearcat9//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Follow @FPC_Chiefs//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js and Facebook.