The Chiefs have continued to make moves this week, adding Jarran Reed and Austin Blythe to help bring solid pieces to both lines. With those moves, I have decided to make my mock draft 2.0 as we head even closer to the draft. In this mock I address our big needs as well as depth options for the Chiefs. Keep in mind with making multiple mocks they may not be perfect to everyone and I need to try and hit every possible scenario I can. Let’s get started.
Trade: The Chiefs trade pick 31 to the Giants for pick 42 and 76
Round 2 Pick 42: The Kansas City Chiefs select OT Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
The Chiefs really only have one need left on the offensive line and that is at left tackle. Jalen Mayfield has the size and athleticism to be an elite left tackle in the NFL. He lists as a right tackle, but could easily switch to the left side as well as transfer to guard.
Round 2 Pick 63: The Kansas City Chiefs select CB/S Elijah Molden, Washington
The Chiefs have seemed to be looking for a slot corner to add to the team. This would mean Sneed would have to move to the outside, which is fine. Molden is a willing tackler in the run game and he excels in the passing game with his rare level instincts.
Round 3 Pick 76: The Kansas City Chiefs select ILB Cam McGrone, Michigan
McGrone has all of the physical traits needed to become a top level backer in the middle for years to come. He struggled to meet standards in 2020 and would need some time to develop. He would fit right in with Spags blitz heavy defense as he excels there.
Round 3 Pick 94: The Kansas City Chiefs select EDGE Victor Dimukeje, Duke
Dimujeke is a strong, physical, and technically refined defender that Duke showed in many ways. His ideal role is a developmental starter who can do it all with the floor being a valuable rotational piece.
Round 4 Pick 144: The Kansas City Chiefs select WR Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois
Imatorbhebhe is an underrated WR from Illinois who has the ceiling of a starting X receiver if he is used correctly and you can improve his weaker spots like route running etc. If we can snag this guy in the 4th it’d be an absolute steal to have as the potential future X receiver.
Round 4 Pick 144: The Kansas City Chiefs select S Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati
Forrest isn’t a standout guy with standout traits but he displays sound qualities all around the board. He is a strong processor who is urgent in pursuit and a strong tackler. With Sorenson getting older, Forrest could replace him as the 3rd safety that Spags likes to use.
Round 5 Pick 175: The Kansas City Chiefs select RB Pooka Williams, Kansas
Williams is patient and is tough to bring down while fighting for every single blade of grass he can find. The Chiefs could look to add a faster agile guy to their RB committee, while also putting Williams in competition for a kick/punt returner job.
Round 5 Pick 181: The Kansas City Chiefs select OT Josh Ball, Marshall
The Chiefs will need someone to backup their new starter Jalen Mayfield at left tackle and Ball can do that. Ball has great athleticism and shows good body control on pass sets. He could be a great emergency backup to Mayfield.
Round 6 Pick 207: The Kansas City Chiefs select OC Drew Dalman, Stanford
The Chiefs could use a backup center to help behind newly signed center Austin Blythe. Dalman has good level balance with good overall quickness. He could be a great emergency backup to Blythe.
Now these are just some of hundreds of moves the Chiefs could make or not make. Comment down below your thoughts on my article or dm me on twitter @mrg0419. Don’t forget to go follow my instagram @chiefs.intel!