On Tuesday, NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Mock draft 2.0 For the selection meeting in April of this year.
Like Austin Gale Monday PFF simulated draft, Jeremiah has three quarterbacks — Trevor Lawrence of Clemson, BYUWith Zach Wilson OhioJustin Fields — Offboard on the first four picks, followed by Oregon’s offensive tackle, Penacy Well, off the board on the fifth pick.
Also, like Gale, Jeremiah has seen many aggressive tackles taken before. Kansas City Chiefs Pick on 31st: Northwestern University Rashawn Slater (12th), Virginia TechChristian Dariso (19th), Jaylen Mayfield, Michigan (24th), OklahomaTeben Jenkins (29th).
However, Jeremiah believes that on the first pick, the chief will move in a different direction on the attack line.
31. Kansas City Chiefs: Center Landon Dickerson, Alabama
While Dickerson is recovering from an ACL rupture, there are durability concerns, but the chief is in a position to make this type of bet on the best interior O-lineman in the draft.
Jeremiah could easily find out what he was talking about. The center is currently in the thinnest position on the roster, with the exception of Fullback, where Anthony Sherman will become a free agent when the new league year begins on March 17. Darryl Williams, an undrafted free agent in 2020, is currently the only center signed by the team. Last season’s starter Austin Reiter and backup Daniel Kilgore will also be free agents.
During the rookie season, Williams played in seven regular season games and two postseason contests, but never made an aggressive snap. Therefore, it is reasonable to think that the chief could proceed this way. And, according to Jeremiah’s calculations, Dickerson will be the first center featured in the draft. The former Florida State Guard has been moved to the Crimson Tide Center — and during his senior season he won the Limington Trophy as the country’s top center.
It’s not entirely clear that Kansas City’s most experienced option, the writer, will be available at the price the chief wants to pay. On Friday, PFF’s Anthony Treash identified the writer as the league’s “most undervalued” center and suggested that he could sign a two-year deal worth $ 9.5 million in the open market.
This type of contract rarely makes a writer one of the 20 highest wage centers on an annual basis. Still, in the last two years, Reiter has been ranked 3rd in the pass block grade and 1st in the pressure factor allowed at 1.1%.
Reiter’s runblocking isn’t that strong given that he’s been ranked 27th among runblocking grade centers since 2019, but it outperforms his outstanding pass protection and is in the league for the year. Should be in the lower half of the starting center Pay? I don’t think so.
that is Possible The chief may want to sign a writer for such a deal, which is far from certainty. Meanwhile, Kilgore, who started three games when the writer was injured in the first half of the season, could be signed with a much smaller contract. A 10-year veteran arrived in Kansas City last August with the minimum wage.
Dickerson was injured in the SEC Championship Game on December 19, so it’s unclear if he will be able to play in 2021. But he’s clearly a talented player who could be a component of improving Kansas City’s attack line.
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