2016 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Seven-Round Pre-Combine Mock

By Bryan Zarpentine

The Kansas City Chiefs are definitely on the upswing after not only reaching the postseason in 2015, but winning a playoff game as well. But if they’re going to take that next step, the Chiefs are going to need a few more impact players, likely obtaining them through the draft. Here’s a mock draft of what the Chiefs may do to find those game-changing players in the 2016 NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Seven-Round Pre-Combine Mock
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Round 1, 28th Overall - Jonathan Bullard, Defensive End, Florida

Round 1, 28th Overall - Jonathan Bullard, Defensive End, Florida Credit: Getty Images
The Chiefs need more power and strength up front, and Bullard will definitely supply that. He's versatile enough to play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme and does a good job of plugging holes and being stout against the run.

Round 1, 28th Overall - Jonathan Bullard, Defensive End, Florida

The Chiefs need more power and strength up front, and Bullard will definitely supply that. He's versatile enough to play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme and does a good job of plugging holes and being stout against the run.

Round 2, 59th Overall - Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh

Round 2, 59th Overall - Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Credit: Charles LeClaire - USATODAY Sports
Kansas City needs help at wide receiver, and Boyd has been one of the best in college football the past two seasons. He may not be a deep threat, but Boyd is an outstanding, fluid athlete who does nothing but make plays when the ball's in his hands.

Round 2, 59th Overall - Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh

Kansas City needs help at wide receiver, and Boyd has been one of the best in college football the past two seasons. He may not be a deep threat, but Boyd is an outstanding, fluid athlete who does nothing but make plays when the ball's in his hands.

Round 3, 91st Overall - Kyle Murphy, Offensive Line, Stanford

Round 3, 91st Overall - Kyle Murphy, Offensive Line, Stanford Credit: Getty Images
Adding to the offensive line this early in the draft definitely won't hurt the Chiefs. Murphy is the prototypical NFL tackle, and if needed he could step into the starting lineup right away, giving Kansas City options for what to do with Eric Fisher.

Round 3, 91st Overall - Kyle Murphy, Offensive Line, Stanford

Adding to the offensive line this early in the draft definitely won't hurt the Chiefs. Murphy is the prototypical NFL tackle, and if needed he could step into the starting lineup right away, giving Kansas City options for what to do with Eric Fisher.

Round 4 - Cyrus Jones, Cornerback, Alabama

Round 4 - Cyrus Jones, Cornerback, Alabama Credit: Getty Images
Whether or not Sean Smith is re-signed, the Chiefs need to add depth at cornerback. Jones continued to improve throughout his college career, and he's also a potential difference maker in the return game, making him a good value pick in Round 4.

Round 4 - Cyrus Jones, Cornerback, Alabama

Whether or not Sean Smith is re-signed, the Chiefs need to add depth at cornerback. Jones continued to improve throughout his college career, and he's also a potential difference maker in the return game, making him a good value pick in Round 4.

Round 5 - Blake Martinez, Linebacker, Stanford

Round 5 - Blake Martinez, Linebacker, Stanford Credit: Getty Images
The Chiefs need some reinforcements for their aging linebackers, and Martinez will provide that. He led the Pac-12 in tackles last year, and while he doesn't have a skill set that stands out, he'll be a fine safety net at middle linebacker.

Round 5 - Blake Martinez, Linebacker, Stanford

The Chiefs need some reinforcements for their aging linebackers, and Martinez will provide that. He led the Pac-12 in tackles last year, and while he doesn't have a skill set that stands out, he'll be a fine safety net at middle linebacker.

Round 5 - Willie Henry, Defensive Tackle, Michigan

Round 5 - Willie Henry, Defensive Tackle, Michigan Credit: Getty Images
It won't hurt the Chiefs to add more size up front at this stage in the draft. Henry won't be a standout player, but he should be a solid and useful rotational guy up front.

Round 5 - Willie Henry, Defensive Tackle, Michigan

It won't hurt the Chiefs to add more size up front at this stage in the draft. Henry won't be a standout player, but he should be a solid and useful rotational guy up front.

Round 6 - Trae Elston, Safety, Ole Miss

Round 6 - Trae Elston, Safety, Ole Miss Credit: Getty Images
The Chiefs could use some more depth and youth on the back end, and Elston is a nice selection this late in the draft. He's a hard-hitting safety who will bring some physicality to the Kansas City secondary.

Round 6 - Trae Elston, Safety, Ole Miss

The Chiefs could use some more depth and youth on the back end, and Elston is a nice selection this late in the draft. He's a hard-hitting safety who will bring some physicality to the Kansas City secondary.

Round 7 - D'haquille Williams, Wide Receiver, Auburn

Round 7 - D'haquille Williams, Wide Receiver, Auburn Credit: Getty Images
Williams has some red flags and character issues, but in Round 7 the Chiefs will look past all that if it means adding a talented wide receiver with good upside to their roster.

Round 7 - D'haquille Williams, Wide Receiver, Auburn

Williams has some red flags and character issues, but in Round 7 the Chiefs will look past all that if it means adding a talented wide receiver with good upside to their roster.

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