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2018 NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs go heavy on defense

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The latest 2018 NFL Mock Draft has the Kansas City Chiefs fixating on their defense, which is definitely a priority this offseason.

EDITOR’S NOTE  – This mock draft was completed before the Chiefs sent Alex Smith to Washington in exchange for Kendall Fuller and a third round pick. The new draft pick is obviously not included here and the need for a cornerback is now not as prominent. Please take note of all of that before blasting me in the comments. I can do many things, but I can’t predict the future.

We all saw how much the Kansas City Chiefs defense suffered down the stretch last season and with Bob Sutton being retained, the team needs to show their fans they care about getting back to the Chiefs defenses of old. That’s what the latest edition of my 2018 NFL Mock Draft focuses on is getting young defensive players to Kansas City.

The first edition of my mock draft went up two weeks ago and it too focused on drafting defensive players. Four of the Chiefs’ first picks in that draft were on the defensive side of the ball, which just goes to show how badly this team needs to get younger on defense.

As usual, I used Fanspeak’s “On the Clock” draft simulator, which is a fun tool to use for all of you mock draft junkies out there. I elected to go off of Matt Miller of Bleacher Report’s Big Board for this particular draft and also used my co-editor Ben Almquist’s Draft Board as a guide.

Mock drafts aren’t as appealing this year, as the Chiefs don’t have a first round pick, but the good news is that there are still lots of talented players they can get in the second round. Obviously my theme to this week’s mock draft is that the team is going to focus on fixing their defense, but will the Chiefs add any position players in the draft?

They have a need for a new tight end and could use more bodies as depth along the offensive line. Will the Chiefs draft for those areas or will this be primarily a defensive draft?

Read on to find out!