Kansas City Chiefs: ESPN Analysts Agree On Going Quarterback Early

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Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect DeShone Kizer
Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect DeShone Kizer. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft

Mel Kiper – 1st Round

Quarterback No. 4 in the first round is Kizer, the Notre Dame underclassman who, like Mahomes, is raw and talented. His college coach made news Monday by saying Kizer should have stayed in school another year, and I have said that all along. He needs a year or two behind a veteran in the NFL, and that fits in Kansas City, where Alex Smith is signed through 2018. Remember: Kansas City tried to trade up for Paxton Lynch last year, so we know the Chiefs are thinking about the future. Fifth-round pick Kevin Hogan didn’t last long.. Quarterback. Notre Dame. DeShone Kizer. 27. player. 124

Mel Kiper has been pretty consistent in saying the Kansas City Chiefs would take a quarterback this year. With how his mock plays out, DeShone Kizer is the best one available by most draft boards. The analysis on this pick is pretty much spot on. The only way someone can really disagree with this is if they don’t like the player himself.

I’m not sure that the Chiefs are locked into a quarterback in the first round. However, if they are, this makes all the sense in the world. DeShone Kizer has a lot of talent, but has clearly been poorly coached. Yes, I saw what Brian Kelly had to say…and I disagree. I think the smartest thing Kizer could do was get away from that system.

My Pick: DeShone Kizer – QB – Notre Dame

I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m not fully on board with this quarterback class. However, I will play along with the idea that the Chiefs might not agree. DeShone Kizer is the best quarterback in this class still on the board, so this is a pretty easy choice to make.