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

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The Chiefs need help with depth at the offensive line position and the seventh round of the draft is a good place to find that. Jamil Demby is a solid player who fits a definite need for this Chiefs team.

He’s a giant of a man at 6’5 322lbs who played tackle in college but in the pros, he’s likely to slide down to guard. While he has the size for a tackle, his lack of quickness and flexibility makes him more suited for guard.

He has long arms at 34 inches and plays the game with the nasty attitude that an interior lineman needs. He has a great first punch and legs that never stop moving causing him to get good pushes and keep him engaged for sustained blocks.

As a seventh-round pick, he’d never be expected to make a large impact in year one, but he’s got the tools to be built into a solid player. His small school raw talent reminds of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif who was also a seventh-round pick. I could see Demby growing into the next LDT with the right coaching.

What the experts are saying…

"Demby is a well-built, wide-framed college tackle who projects inside to guard. He’s naturally strong with some pop at the point of attack, but his ability to sustain is inconsistent due to his lack of bend and inconsistent hand usage. Demby may be more solid than good as a run blocker, but his experience at tackle and his traits in pass protection could help him stand out for a pass-heavy offense looking to shore up a leaky interior. Demby has the traits and talent to become an eventual starter. -Lance Zierlein, NFL.com"