The Kansas City Chiefs had a wildly successful season in 2020, but fell short of their ultimate goal. After a cap-strapped free agency, the Chiefs need to make the most of their picks in the NFL Draft if they want to win their second title under Patrick Mahomes. In this mock draft, the Kansas City Chiefs use their remaining picks to address the short-term needs of the roster while building a sustainable winner.
Note: This Chiefs mock draft was performed using The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine
Kansas City Chiefs Seven Round Mock Draft
First Round (31st Overall) – Jamin Davis, LB
Jamin Davis isn’t the most experienced player, but that’s ok. The Kentucky product is the ideal modern NFL linebacker, boasting the size to play the run and the speed and lateral agility to go sideline-to-sideline and go stride-for-stride with tight ends in coverage. While he can still polish up his work in the running game, he’s a great coverage linebacker, and that’s what matters in today’s NFL.
Second Round (63rd Overall) – Quinn Meinerz, IOL
It is hard to get a legitimate grasp on just how good Quinn Meinerz can be at the next level. The Wisconsin-Whitewater product absolutely dominated his competition in college, but that isn’t saying all that much. He appears to have NFL-caliber play strength and speed, but it’s hard to be completely sure about that. Fortunately, his high level of play carried over to the Senior Bowl, which means he has the potential to be an absolute steal near the end of the second round.
Third Round (94th Overall) – James Hudson, OT
The Kansas City Chiefs lost the Super Bowl in large part because Patrick Mahomes couldn’t stay on his feet. The blocking was absolutely atrocious, and the Kansas City Chiefs need to do something to address this issue. For the first time in this Chiefs mock draft, the board allows us to take a tackle without reaching. Hudson has the potential to be as good as any tackle in the league, although he has a long way to go, technique-wise. He probably won’t be ready to start as a rookie, but could be one of the biggest steals if the coaches can teach him the necessary technique.
Fourth Round (136th Overall) – Frank Darby, WR
The Kansas City Chiefs offense is all about speed, and Frank Darby has that in spaces. The wide receiver averaged over 20 yards per catch over his first three seasons and has the legs to get past a defense and run off a big play. While his technique still needs some work, he won’t need to be a starter right away. Having him around as the fourth option in this offense is simply unfair and will only help Kansas City remain as the best offense in the league.
Fourth Round (144th Overall) – Rodarius Williams, CB
There is no such thing as too many good cornerbacks, and this part of the draft is all about taking the best player available and hoping something sticks. Rodarius Williams is less athletic than your typical NFL cornerback, as he doesn’t have the lateral quickness to follow receivers all across the field. However, he runs fast in a straight line and seems to have the instincts to make it as a depth cornerback in the league.
Fifth Round (175th Overall) – Chauncey Golston, EDGE
Chauncey Golston has the build to be a rotational defensive end, but he’ll need to add on some play strength if he’s going to make it as an NFL starter. Still, he looks good as an interior rusher on obvious passing downs, and that’s more than enough to justify a fifth-round pick.
Fifth Round (181st Overall) – Miller Forristall, TE
Miller Forristall isn’t going to steal Travis Kelce’s job any time soon, but he has the raw potential to be a decent blocking tight end. The Alabama product can absolutely blow up linebackers in the run game and, with no good offensive linemen left on the board, should have a shot to compete as a key part of the running game. If he can stay healthy, he can be a decent depth piece.
Sixth Round (207th Overall) – Naquan Jones, IDL
Naquon Jones could’ve been a great player if he declared for the draft 20 years ago. The big-bodied interior defender is at his best lining up in the trenches, eating up space, and freeing up other to make plays in the run game. Unfortunately, that skill set just doesn’t matter too much anymore, and that allows him to slip this far down the board.
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