The Kansas City Chiefs fixed their issue at left tackle before the NFL Draft even began. On Friday afternoon, the team acquired left tackle Orlando Brown and a 2021 second-round pick in exchange for their first, third, and fourth-round picks in 2021, as well as a 2022 fifth-round pick. While Brown is obviously the headline, an additional second-round pick is nothing to scoff at. Let’s take a look at what the Chiefs might do with their latest draft pick when they’re on the clock.
While there is no way to definitively know what players are going to be on the board at 58, we are going to try and keep this somewhat realistic. Grinding the Mocks is the best resource out there for aggregate draft position, so we’ll be using that to determine what type of prospects might be available when Kansas City is on the clock.
Kansas City Chiefs Draft Options With the 58th Pick
Rondale Moore (ADP: 52)
The Kansas City Chiefs need another weapon opposite Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Sammy Watkins is gone, Demarcus Robinson is nothing special, and Mecole Hardman hasn’t proven capable of handling a larger role in the offense. The Chiefs will obviously have one of the NFL’s best passing attacks as long as Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid are in town, but they can take it to a whole other level with a dangerous third option.
That option could be Purdue’s Rondale Moore. Moore has struggled to stay on the field over the past two years, but he’s absolutely lethal when he actually suits up. The 5’-7”, 181-pound receiver absolutely dominates in the slot and has the speed to get past his defender in a hurry. His lateral agility is amazing and his collegiate production profile goes all the way back to his true freshman season. If he can stay healthy, he should be a great NFL player.
Honorable Mention: Dynami Brown, North Carolina (ADP: 69)
Baron Browning (ADP: 63)
Ohio State linebacker Baron Browning might not be the most polished player in the world, but his ceiling is through the roof. The Ohio State product is a versatile chess piece that can play just about anywhere and has the athleticism to do it all at a very high level. While his subpar instincts could limit his role in the short-term, the long-term upside easily justifies a selection at 58. If he hits, he’s going to be just as good as anyone the Chiefs could have drafted with their original first-round pick.
Quinn Meinerz (ADP: 65)
Anyone that has followed along with my offseason mock drafts knows that I am a fan of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Quinn Meinerz. While he obviously didn’t have to face the hardest competition during his college days, he absolutely dominated everyone lined up opposite of him. He has play strength, is fundamentally sound, and he would probably be a first-round pick if he went to a bigger program. Weak competition is a genuine concern, but he also played well at the Senior Bowl, which implies that he is capable of handling bigger, stronger defenders.
Joe Thuney and Kyle Long are slated to start at guard in 2021, but that doesn’t mean Kansas City can’t use an early pick on the interior line. There is no such thing as too many good offensive linemen, and Kyle Long is not a long-term solution. Meinerz might have to start his career on the bench, but he’d be great injury insurance and could slide in to start as early as 2022.
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