Mel Kiper's First Round Projection for Chiefs Would Be a Draft Steal

David Kaestle
Cesar Ruiz lines up against Ohio State.
Cesar Ruiz lines up against Ohio State. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
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The reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs don't have too many weaknesses, as you can imagine. With a large majority of their roster returning there are only a few areas they need to seek improvement on in the NFL Draft.

With Kendall Fuller leaving to sign with Washington, cornerback and offensive line, specifically interior offensive line, are the two of the main areas Kansas City needs to address.

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his Mock Draft 3.0 and according to the projections and grades, the Chiefs would be getting good value selecting center/guard Cesar Ruiz out of Michigan.

With the three cornerbacks with first-round grades already off the board, interior offensive line becomes the likely pick, and the versatility and first-round grade of a player like Ruiz makes him a logical selection.

It might not be as flashy a pick for the Chiefs as other mock drafts are projecting, but getting a solid interior lineman like Ruiz at pick No. 32 could end up being quite the steal for Kansas City.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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