By John McCarty
Mock drafts have become like opinions. Everyone seems to have one and no one else likes ’em. So why not add more fun to the offseason?
2(58) – Dorance Armstrong, OLB/EDGE, Kansas (6 foot 4 /257 pounds)
Only my opinion, but there are few players in the draft fit both a need (edge rusher/outside linebacker) and talent quite like Armstrong. Despite the loss of Marcus Peters, the need at edge rusher, especially one that can play the run, remains the number one draft priority.
Obviously, at some point in the near future, Tamba Hali will either be released or retire. The same may very well hold true with Frank Zombo. It appears the Chiefs are likely stuck with Dee Ford for the 2018 season unless they are able to trade him, and Justin Houston has now become cheaper to let go than to keep. Not likely an issue this offseason, but next offseason could very well be a different story.
Armstrong has the tools and athleticism to contribute immediately on a defense that is desperate for pressure opposite of Justin Houston. Armstrong could really use a good strength and conditioning coach, as he needs to become more stout and stronger at the point of attack. That being said, the tools are all there for Armstrong to be an immediate contributor for the Chiefs in...