2018 NFL Mock Draft: KC Chiefs go best available with every pick

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The best available player when the Kansas City Chiefs were on the clock with the 54th overall pick was Dallas Goedert out of South Dakota State. Fortunately for the Chiefs, tight end is a position of need in this draft, so Goedert is a good pick and his numbers reflect that.

Dallas Goedert spent four years at South Dakota State and had two 1,000+ yard seasons. As a senior this past year, he hauled in 72 receptions for 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns. The season prior, he had 92 receptions for 1,293 yards and 11 trips into the end zone. Those are some damn good numbers!

The argument could be that Goedert was playing against lesser opponents than some other top tight ends in the draft, but in Kansas City he wouldn’t be asked to carry the load. Not with Travis Kelce as the number one tight end and one of the best at the position.

This is a pick that probably won’t happen, at least not this early, but if it did, it could make sense. The Chiefs have little tight end depth after Kelce, and adding someone like Goedert could give them the most lethal tight end duo in the NFL.

What the experts are saying…

"Goedert dominated a lower level of competition and will have to prove he can uncover and block against bigger, more explosive athletes as a pro. The size, speed and talent is there for him to succeed as a very good combo tight end if he works and plays with a little more urgency. –Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"