In his latest three-round mock draft, ESPN analyst Todd McShay has a new first-round choice for the Kansas City Chiefs, but stayed with Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller for them in the second round.
His new first-round pick for the Chiefs is defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson of Alabama. In his previous mock, he gave Houston cornerback William Jackson III to Kansas City with the 28th pick. In the new mock, he has Jackson going No. 25 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Robinson wouldn’t necessarily fill a positional need for the Chiefs, who have under contract defensive linemen Allen Bailey through 2018, Jaye Howard through 2017 and Dontari Poe through next season.. But he might well be the best player remaining on the board when the Chiefs draft and, if so, Robinson would make sense. They would find a way to put his ability to good use.
Likewise, the Chiefs have Jeremy Maclin, Chris Conley, Rod Streater and Albert Wilson, among others, at wide receiver. But Miller might be too much of a talent to pass up. He played quarterback for all but his senior season, and he’s still learning his new position. But the Chiefs have enough depth that they could afford to wait for him to become a full-time contributor.
The Chiefs don't have a third-round pick. They gave it up as part of the penalty for tampering last year with Maclin, then a prospective free agent.