KC Chiefs select Eric Stokes in CBS Sports mock draft

Eric Stokes #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Eric Stokes #27 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Drafting cornerback Eric Stokes would be a wise move for the KC Chiefs.

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports released his most recent mock draft and he has the Kansas City Chiefs selecting Georgia cornerback Eric Stokes with the No. 32 pick. Here’s what Edwards had to say about why he had KC going with Stokes,

"Kansas City now has a wealth of promising cornerbacks and only needs a few to pan out."

He’s not wrong with that analysis. The Chiefs looked to have hit the jackpot with fourth-round rookie L’Jarius Sneed and also have seen potential from both Rashad Fenton and Charvarius Ward, so why not add one more to the group? Stokes had a nice three-year career at Georgia and had four interceptions in 2020 and returned two of those picks for touchdowns.

Sneed and Stokes together as the CB1 and CB2 would be a dream come true if Stokes proved to be worthy of a first-round selection and if Sneed continued to ball out. Bashaud Breeland won’t be back in 2021 (at least it seems unlikely) so this choice makes even more sense.

The KC Chiefs always need to address the cornerback position and do so in this mock draft.

The NFL is pass-happy now and that’ll be the trend for the unforeseeable future so getting a pair of top-notch corners is a wise strategy for any team. Stokes would be a nice addition to a team looking to add to their secondary for 2021 and beyond.

The Chiefs need to be looking to address other positions too, such as linebacker, offensive line, tight end, and wide receiver, but if there’s a cornerback the team likes when KC is on the clock, adding him and keeping the pass defense strong is smart.

Stokes will be a good red zone defender but could struggle to hold onto turnovers sometimes. Despite those four interceptions this past season, Stokes didn’t have any interceptions on his resumé heading into the 2020 collegiate season so he might not be quite the ball hawk that his stats from this year indicate.

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What do you think, Chiefs Kingdom? Would Eric Stokes be someone you’d want to see the team add to their secondary or is there another cornerback or player that you’d prefer to join the Chiefs come draft day?