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Chiefs 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Potential Chris Jones Replacement Among Upside Picks

Our preliminary mock draft for the Kansas City Chiefs

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7. Gabriel Murphy - EDGE, UCLA (Pick 249)

I'll be a bit surprised if Murphy doesn't rise up draft boards by the time the draft rolls around. For now, he represents a home-run final pick for Veach.

After spending three years at North Texas before transferring to UCLA, Murphy has great agility with an impressive spin move. He was extremely productive with the Bruins, notching eight sacks and 16 tackles for loss in just 13 games this year.

Even if just a developmental player, few defensive lines are as well-equiped to teach a guy with raw talent as the Chiefs' is.

Murphy has strong legs that keep churning when blocked, allowing him to use his powerful arms and pass-rush moves to get around blockers. He'll need to get a bit lower on his bend to have success in the NFL, but that's teachable in Kansas City's system.

That's a quick, quick dude. I'd love to see him learn from Karlaftis and Omenihu, not to mention what Jones could teach him.

For your final pick of the draft, it's hard to do much better than Murphy's upside.


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