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

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Last, but not least, the Chiefs round things out by selecting another wide receiver. The best player on the board for their final pick was Darren Carrington out of Utah.

Carrington spent the first three years of his collegiate career at Oregon and could have left for the NFL after the 2016 season. He opted to return, but an eventual DUI arrest forced him out at Oregon and he played at Utah for his senior season.

Carrington did well with the Utes, hauling in 70 receptions for 980 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers are nice, but it’s been Carrington’s off the field issues that will likely cause him to be a late round pick rather than an early or mid rounder.

Not only did Carrington have the DUI arrest in 2017, but he was suspended in both 2015 and 2016 for a failed drug test while with the Ducks. He stayed out of trouble at Utah, but those are troubling tidbits for teams looking to add him to their teams.

The Chiefs don’t necessarily need another receiver, but Darren Carrington II is worth taking a seventh round flier on. Andy Reid could certainly find a role for him if he performed well in the preseason.

What the experts are saying…

"“He might get labeled by some teams as a troublemaker, but I feel pretty confident his issue has been immaturity because he’s not a bad guy. He’s got a chance to grow out of it and he started to do it this year. He’ll get drafted.” — AFC team regional scout, NFL.com"