2018 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs look to go best available at position of need

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This deep in the draft teams are looking more for high upside potential more than immediate impact. It’s very rare that anyone in the sixth or seventh round starts outside of special teams as a rookie, but there are occasional diamonds in the rough who can be shaped.

One of these unpolished diamonds comes from just down the road at Mizzou in the form of Marcell Frazier. In his last two seasons at Mizzou, he recorded a total of 15.5 sacks and 25 tackles for loss.

Frazier comes from a long line of Mizzou linebackers to go into the NFL including Charles Harris just a year ago.  This pedigree will not be missed by NFL scouts who know a player coming from their system comes with a solid base to work with. Someone with the knack of getting in the backfield like Frazier has high potential that is worth a sixth-round pick.

What the experts are saying…

"Hard-charging defensive end who wins with skill and motor over athletic traits. Frazier has good size, but is inconsistent in stacking and reacting to run plays as an early down edge defender. Frazier is a fluid pass rusher with a variety of moves at his disposal and an ability to counter when his first move falters. He may not blow people away at the combine, but he has the skill level and productivity to be considered a backup 4-3 end with eventual starting potential. -Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"