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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Chiefs find right tackle in Andrus Peat

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Kansas City puts the finishing touches on a solid offensive line in our mock draft.

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With the 18th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have several options. They addressed several needs in this year's free agency period, most notably replacing the departed Dwayne Bowe with Jeremy Maclin. On offense, the line could use some help, and depth behind Maclin is lacking as well. The linebacker corps is solid, with Justin Houston and Tamba Hali rushing on the outside and Derrick Johnson manning the inside, but there are some questions on the line and in the secondary.

Our Ryan Bissell takes on the job as Chiefs' GM, and with the 18th pick, he has selected...

Andrus Peat, offensive tackle, Stanford

Height: 6'7"
Weight: 315 pounds

Here's Ryan on the selection:

The Chiefs, and Jamaal Charles, need some help along the offensive line. Eric Fisher hasn't developed as quickly as the organization may have expected given that he was the #1 overall pick in 2013. That being said, he should benefit from a full offseason in 2015, which he didn't have last year due to shoulder surgery. Andrus Peat could step in at right tackle immediately and provide some competition for Fisher at left tackle.

The offensive line isn't as much of a priority as it was before the acquisitions of Ben Grubbs and Paul Fanaika, but KC still needs a right tackle. Peat has all the physical tools of a left tackle, but needs to improve his technique in pass protection against smaller, faster edge rushers. Fisher's presence at left tackle would enable Peat to adjust to the speed of the NFL without having to worry about protecting Alex Smith's blindside.

Pick Team Player Position School
1 TB Jameis Winston QB Florida State
2 TEN Leonard Williams DT USC
3 JAX Amari Cooper WR Alabama
4 OAK Randy Gregory OLB/DE Nebraska
5 WAS Dante Fowler, Jr. OLB Florida
6 NYJ Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
7 CHI Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
8 ATL Brandon Scherff OT Iowa
9 NYG Kevin White WR West Virginia
10 STL La'el Collins OT LSU
11 MIN DeVante Parker WR Louisville
12 CLE Danny Shelton DT Washington
13 NO Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
14 MIA Marcus Peters CB Washington
15 SF Malcom Brown DT Texas
16 HOU Landon Collins S Alabama
17 SD T.J. Clemmings OL Pittsburgh
18 KC Andrus Peat OT Stanford
19 CLE (from BUF)