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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Kansas City Chiefs select Corey Coleman

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The Kansas City Chiefs select Corey Coleman with 28th pick in the POD Community Mock Draft.

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With the 28th pick in the Pride Of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select wide receiver Corey Coleman. Sje is the acting general manager for the Chiefs. Below is the rationale for the pick

This is a pick for best player available; Corey Coleman was too good to pass up. That is not to say, however, that Kansas City couldn't use him.

Jeremy Maclin was a boon to a much-maligned position group in 2015, but following Maclin on the depth chart still are Albert Wilson and Chris Conley, neither of whom have been very efficient or consistent. If Kansas City wants to upgrade the most important facet of their team -- or any NFL team --€” its passing offense, which has not ranked higher than 14th in DVOA since Alex Smith took over, they would be wise to further buttress Smith and the unit with an outlet like Coleman.

Coleman is currently valued at pick 14.3 by PlayTheDraft. He is PFF's ninth-ranked prospect irrespective of position. He is arguably this WR class' most explosive athlete. He possesses one of its best age-adjusted production profiles and similarly, Football Outsiders' Playmaker Score's fifth-highest all-time rating behind only Randy Moss, Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, and Larry Fitzgerald. Coleman is also a year and a half younger than fellow first-round WR prospects Josh Doctson and Michael Thomas.

For Kansas City's title chances to have any real hope of bearing fruit they must improve their passing offense. The exciting Corey Coleman will help.

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Check out our 2016 POD Community Mock Draft tracker for a look at all of the picks.