ROUND 2: PICK 29 (61ST OVERALL)
One of my favorite things I’ve seen to describe Chauncey Gardner-Johnson came from Joe Marino of The Draft Network, who said CGJ is a swiss Army knife for whatever team ends up drafting him. Fortunately, the Chiefs get him in round two in this mock draft.
Gardner-Johnson had 161 tackles (15.5 for loss), 12 defended passes, nine interceptions, and four sacks during his three-year stint at Florida. He’s wisely forgoing his senior season and entering the draft one year early.
This would be a very popular pick with the Chiefs due to Gardner-Johnson’s ability to do just about anything as a defensive back. The Chiefs need help in the secondary, so they add two defensive backs with their first two picks. Makes sense.
What analysts are saying:
While there is some variance, his improvements from 2017 to 2018 give indication that he still has room to grow. CGJ is a true swiss army knife that profiles as a productive starter that is deployed in multiple ways in the NFL.
-Joe Marino, The Draft Network (see link above)