Time for that other Missouri team. Savage Bob takes the reins:
#18, Kansas City Chiefs - T.J. Clemmings (OT, Pitt)
It would be an understatement to describe last season, culminating in missing the playoffs, as disappointing. We didn’t have a receiver to score a touchdown, our o-line was awful especially in pass protection, and we ended the season hurting at inside linebacker.
During free agency we upgraded at wide receiver by releasing Bowe and signing Jeremy Maclin, but still we could use a beefy SE. For o-line we picked up Ben Grubbs from New Orleans to fill in at LG and Paul Fanaika at RG but lost our best o-lineman with the departure of center Rodney Hudson to Oakland. Really the entire o-line needs some attention. At ILB we have high hopes for Derrick Johnson who’s recovering from an Achilles tendon tear and for Josh Mauga who struggled over the season, but especially with Joe Mays release we can use some depth at the position regardless.
Now for the draft.
At WR Devante Parker would have been a tremendous pick for us, but falling to 18 was too much to hope for. Likewise, Dorial Green-Beckham is huge and talented, and even with his extracurriculars would have been a strong consideration here, but he’s off-the-board as well. For ILB there simply are not any prospects worth our first round pick. OT on the other hand comprise a strong class for this draft. Brandon Scherff would have fit perfectly for us, but he is long gone at this point. La’el Collins and T.J. Clemmings have tremendous potential, while D.J. Humphries could fill in at guard as well, and Cameron Irving could fill in anywhere on the line.
Joel Thorman, he of Arrowhead Pride stewardship, took Stanford OT Andrus Peat in the SB Nation NFL Blogger Mock, so I can't really fight the position. I guess I'd just be wary of a player with so little experience at the position. Of course Clemmings went a pick earlier in the Blogger Mock, so my beef isn't necessarily with Bob. It's more with the general sentiment of his stock.