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

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This would be another surprising pick mainly because the Kansas City Chiefs appear to finally be set at the wide receiver position. They have Tyreek Hill obviously, who continued to impress in year two as a pro and also signed Sammy Watkins to a pretty big contract this past offseason.

Even with those two in place, Auden Tate was the best player available, so here we are. Tate’s numbers were not necessarily mind blowing, as he never went over 1,000 yards in college, but he did have ten touchdowns last season.

Tate finished his career at Florida State with 65 receptions for 957 yards and 16 touchdowns. He elected to forego his senior season and enter the draft despite having a nagging shoulder injury throughout the year.

Tate appears to be a great red zone target and that could be what attracts teams to him in the draft. He’s not quick at all, which isn’t really what the Chiefs (or anyone) like at the receiver position, but the Chiefs struggled to score in the red zone last season so adding someone like Auden Tate could be the answer to that problem.

What the experts are saying…

"Tate’s toughness and willingness to play through a shoulder injury this year will stand out to teams. Tate will be targeted by teams looking for a matchup weapon with value as a zone beater and red zone target. –Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"