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Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Budda Baker
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Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft

Mel Kiper – 2nd Round

59. player. 124. If Baker were bigger, I think he’d be a top-15 pick, but his 5-10 frame will scare off a few teams. He could line up in the slot, play deep safety or help in run support in the box. Wherever he lands in the draft, I expect to see him on my Rookie Big Board throughout the 2017 season.. Safety. Washington. Budda Baker

Mel Kiper sends the Kansas City Chiefs a fantastic football player here in Budda Baker. The Washington safety is considered by many to be one of the best all-around football players in the draft. I’ve seen some say he’ll be even better than Tyrann Mathieu. Some team is likely to get a steal with Baker in the second round.

All that said…I think Mel got caught sleeping on this one. The Chiefs re-signed both Eric Berry and Dan Sorensen this year, have Ron Parker under contract, and have young interior defensive backs in Eric Murray and Steven Nelson. While addressing the secondary with a solid player is a good idea, I think Kiper missed the mark when it comes to where that guy will play.

My Pick: Sidney Jones – CB – Washington

I stick with a Washington defensive back here for the Chiefs, but go with Sidney Jones who plays on the outside. While Baker could be a top-15 pick if he were bigger, Jones was a top-15 lock before he injured himself at his Pro Day. Kiper sends Jones to the Falcons at pick #63. While the star corner won’t be ready to go at the start of they year, he should be ready by mid season.