2015 NFL Mock Draft: KC Chiefs Focused On Offense

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Round 7, Pick 16

Obum Gwacham is a perfect fit with a team like the KC Chiefs because he would be given time to develop and learn from some of the best coaches in the NFL, but also because he provides immediate value on special teams and Dave Toub will be able to make good use of him.

Gwacham was a wide receiver for Oregon State his first three years of college, but transitioned to a defensive end in 2014 and he looks to be a good fit for the position.

"Locks quarterback in his sights once he shakes free as pass rusher. Has length and foot explosiveness defensive coordinators salivate over. Proved to be effective dropping into space on zone blitzes. Exceptional personal and football character with a desire to learn his new position. -Courtesy of Lance Zierlein of NFL.com"

While it is a bonus that Gwacham has the potential to develop into a good defensive end that is not why I drafted him. Gwacham is 6’5″ tall and was a star for the Oregon State track team, reaching 7’1″ as a high jumper. KC Chiefs special teams coach would be able to utilize him in kick and punt block packages. He also should be able to make the team on special teams coverage packages.

Gwacham is currently rated as the 22nd best defensive end in the draft, and the 242nd overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft according to CBS Sports.

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