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

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Finally, a defensive player was the best available and the Chiefs added him to their ranks! Fred Warner, a linebacker out of BYU, brings a lot of intrigue to Kansas City.

Warner was a four-year starter for the Cougars and spent time as an outside linebacker while there. His senior season consisted of him racking up 87 tackles, five defended passes, one interception, and one sack.

The Chiefs need a lot of help defensively and Warner might not be an immediate starter, but he’d definitely be a nice depth piece for this team. He also could be a big help on special teams, which is an area where the Chiefs have excelled over the last few years.

The big question surrounding Warner is where does he fit for teams? NFL.com notes that while he played at outside linebacker, he moves around more like a safety. It’s unlikely that the Chiefs would utilize him at the safety position, but that’s an interesting tidbit for sure.

If Warner could serve as a depth piece and a nice special teams player, then the KC Chiefs would be content with that. He has the ability to be way more though, so that’s obviously the hope is that his potential shines through.

What the experts are saying…

"Warner’s size, speed and workout at the Combine may play into his draft value more heavily than many other prospects. Warner should find immediate work as a backup who can help on special teams. — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"