Kansas City Chiefs: Final 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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Chauncey Gardner-Johnson #23 of the Florida Gators returns an interception for a touchdown (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)



Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

Safety, Florida

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)

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