2017 NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Greg Mabin

Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Greg Mabin. Iowa won 28-20. at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Greg Mabin. Iowa won 28-20. at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs have shown interest in cornerbacks for the NFL Draft. Greg Mabin of Iowa is an underrated option who can be had late.

If the Kansas City Chiefs want to remain competitive in the long run, it would behoove them to invest in the cornerback position. The team had some struggles last year, and there are some questions lying ahead of them. Adding a guy like Greg Mabin of Iowa could help solidify the depth chart there.

There had been some high expectations for Phillip Gaines in 2016, but he failed to live up to that. The Chiefs struggled to put a player on the outside who could consistently hold up. Terrance Mitchell finally emerged for the team in the latter half of the season. However, Mitchell is a free agent after this year.

Kansas City needs to find some more reliable options for their secondary this year. Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson are quality players, but beyond that there is nothing guaranteed on the roster. In today’s NFL, you need to have a reliable stable of cornerbacks.

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Fortunately for John Dorsey and his staff, this year’s draft class is pretty well stocked for cornerback talent. The Chiefs should have no problem finding a quality player or two to put out there. Hopefully this is a situation that allows Kansas City to be set long-term in their secondary.

Greg Mabin – CB – Iowa

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It would not be inaccurate to describe Greg Mabin as “the other guy” in the Hawkeyes secondary this past year. Mabin took a backseat to some of the top talent in the Iowa defense, but offers a lot to like in his own right.

Greg Mabin is a big corner who plays with a lot of physicality. Sticky in coverage and shows the ability to track the ball through the air. Holds his own in man coverage, especially in press situations. Willing tackler against the run and shows some good play recognition.

The primary negative on Greg Mabin is an injury history that limited his time on the field. Doesn’t have the ideal speed or quickness that scouts look for. While he tracks the ball well, doesn’t do enough to bring in the interception. Struggles to recover if beaten early in the route.

Greg Mabin is a guy who is going under the radar for most draft analysts. However, don’t be surprised if he ends up being a quality undrafted free agent for somebody. The tools are there, and I think he would fit in well in the Chiefs defense. If you’re talking about a seventh round pick, there is no reason not to do it.

The Kansas City Chiefs are in a strong draft position than most teams. The Chiefs roster has very few areas that could be described as a “hole”. That means John Dorsey and his staff can focus on adding talent rather than trying to fix any particular position. That is a huge advantage for a team.