2015 NFL Mock Draft: KC Chiefs Have Ten Picks

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Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman BJ Finney (66) – Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Okay, so far I have focused predominantly on the offense, but it’s definitely the side of the ball that needs the most work, right?

With Rodney Hudson leaving in free agency, the KC Chiefs are left with a huge hole in the middle of the offensive line. Yes, Eric Kush has been groomed for such an instance as this, but Kush has only started in one game and has seen minimal playing time throughout his two years in the league.

Enter B.J. Finney.

Not only is Finney a solid fourth round pick, but he is another local guy that the Chiefs could plug into the offensive line. Finney played for four years at Kansas State and was actually a walk on to begin his career.

"Some evaluators will get caught up on Finney’s lack of athleticism, but his hand strength, body composure and ability to stymie athletic interior players with power should not be discounted. These traits will have NFL offensive-line coaches giving him a plug-and-play starting grade. – NFL.com"

I do believe that Kush should be given a chance to prove himself, but bringing Finney in as competition is not a bad idea by any means. Finney would simply be a backup option should Kush not perform well at the center position.

It is worth noting that Todd McShay recently had the Chiefs going after a center in the first round of the draft in his most recent mock draft. McShay predicted Kansas City would draft Cameron Erving out of Florida State with the 18th overall pick, and while I wouldn’t be upset about that, taking a center so early on could be a bad decision. I would feel more comfortable taking a guy later on, such as B.J. Finney.

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