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Chiefs Mock Draft 2.0: with a trade

There is still no news out of Chiefs camp about a Chris Jones extension or trade and there is still no news about Sammy Watkins. However, the Chiefs have brought back some key role players by signing Mike Pennel and Demarcus Robinson to favorable deals.

This is interesting considering the Chiefs now have just $177 dollars of cap space left. That in itself is hilarious to look at, but I applaud them for spending every cent they can in an effort to run it back.

With Pennel and Robinson coming back and signing Mike Remmers to replace Cam Erving, the Chiefs roster is very similar to what it was during their Super Bowl run. However, there are still some areas that they can address in the draft.

Pick 32 in the draft has been highlighted with trades over the last decade. The Chiefs could be looking to do the same and I highlighted some of their possible options here.

In the previous mock I used a trade back scenario with the Carolina Panthers. You can find that mock here. For this scenario, the Chiefs are going to do the other trade scenario laid out and that is trading back with the Miami Dolphins.

This scenario would send pick 32 to the Dolphins in exchange for picks 39, 141 and 153.

This would leave the Chiefs with seven total picks:
39- round 2
63- round 2
96- round 3
138- round 4
141- round 4
153- round 5
177- round 5

For this mock I used mock draft machine.

Pick 39: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
Pick 63: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
Pick 96: Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
Pick 138: Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
Pick 141: Harrison Hand, CB, Temple
Pick 153: Kyle Murphy, IOL, Rhode Island
Pick 177: Tanner Muse, S, Clemson

The first two picks in this draft would be a dream for Chiefs fans. I doubt Queen falls to pick 39, but if he did the Chiefs would be running to the podium to make the selection. He is an athletic LB that would be a huge addition to the defense. Pick 63 has the Chiefs selecting former Juan Thornhill teammate, Bryce Hall. Hall would be in excellent fit in Coach Spagnuolo’s defense.

The next two selections are on the offensive side of the ball and present opportunities for tremendous upside. Antonio Gibson played mostly WR at Memphis so he has ball skills out the of the backfield. Gibson is also an excellent athlete in space. His biggest issue is his pass blocking, but he could be a dynamic piece in an already dynamic offense.

Lynn Bowden is a developmental WR out of Kentucky. The Chiefs resigning Demarcus Robinson to a one year deal and still having Sammy Watkins on the roster allows to the Chiefs to select a player like this. He has incredible quickness and projects as a slot WR in the NFL. He could find a limited role early with jet sweeps and screens as learns how to be a route runner in the NFL.

Harrison Hand is corner who excels in zone coverage and could be another nice fit in the Chiefs defense.

Kyle Murphy played tackle at Rhode Island, but projects to play inside in the NFL. He is a project, but a very good athlete… just like Andy Reid likes them.

Tanner Muse is a big safety who played for Brent Venables at Clemson. Muse has the ability to play a single high safety and man against tight ends. He could potentially take Daniel Sorenson’s role.

This draft addressed a lot of needs for Kansas City. Queen and Hall are difference makers on the defensive side of the ball and would be huge additions to the reigning champs. They also were able to select some developmental players that could help them down the road.

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