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2014 Draft Stock Watch: 8 Players Rising and Falling Down Chiefs' Board

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2014 Draft Stock Watch: 8 Players Rising and Falling Down Chiefs' Board
J Pat Carter/Associated Press|Edited by Brett Gering

Every year around this time, names rise and fall throughout draft boards like spiders dangling from an overcrowded, meticulously woven web. (If you’re half as arachnophobic as I am, my apologies.) The 2014 draft is no exception, nor are the Kansas City Chiefs

From late February to mid-March, metrics from the annual combine cemented or liquefied the opinions of scouts, while pro days appease(d) those wanting seconds. Meanwhile, free agency continues to birth voids as quickly as it fills them. 

Due to the above facts, a team need in January can conceivably become a team strength by late March and vice versa. Just a few weeks ago, for example, guard doubled as one of the sturdiest positions on the Chiefs roster. Now? The polar opposite. 

Composing pre-spring mock drafts is more or less like sniping at moving targets—throwing darts while blindfolded (assuming you’re not Mike Tyson). 

But now that the winds of free agency have died down, and the dust has settled from the majority of workouts, Kansas City's draft outlook is considerably clearer. 


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