Our “32 NFL mock drafts in 32 days” continues with the Kansas City Chiefs. After the offense failed to score a touchdown in the Super Bowl, it became abundantly clear that the offensive line is a major issue for the team. The front office signed one of the premier free agents in Joe Thuney and also signed Kyle Long after he announced he was coming out of retirement. The team then traded for left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. The team has completely remodeled one of their biggest weaknesses. Being able to revamp the offensive line before the draft will free up a lot of their options during the draft.
The Chiefs desperately need more linebacker and edge rusher help. There is speculation that Chris Jones could slide to defensive end to help the weak edge rush. Nothing was done to address the linebacker group, however, which may be the weakest group on the team.
After the trade for Brown Jr, the team no longer has a first and third-round pick and also traded away one of their fourth-round picks. The team did receive another second-round pick in the trade, however. With a surprising number of holes for a team of the Chiefs’ caliber, what will they do in the 2021 draft to help alleviate the roster flaws?
Kansas City Chiefs 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Day Two
2.58| Amon-Ra St. Brown| WR| USC
If Kadarius Toney is still here at pick 58 he will garner serious discussion but ultimately for this mock draft I have the Chiefs drafting Amon-Ra St. Brown. St. Brown is a polished route runner with great body control. He has the versatility to play outside or in the slot. The Chiefs have shown they like to take offensive playmakers early and St. Brown could be the next guy in line.
2.63| Jabril Cox| LB| LSU
The Chiefs have consistently been exposed over the middle of the field by tight ends and running backs over the last few seasons. The biggest reason for this is due to the lack of coverage ability the Chiefs linebackers possess.
That makes Jabril Cox, one of the best coverage linebackers in the draft, a solid pick at the end of round two. The athleticism of Cox would be a big addition to the linebacker group and would help fix one of the biggest flaws on the entire team.
Kansas City Chiefs 2021 NFL Mock Draft: Day Three
4.144 (comp pick) | Trey Hill| Center| Georgia
With the rest of the offensive line set up for the future, the team looks to add Trey Hill to be their center of the future. Hill has strong footwork and can play in space. He has the speed to get to the second level and take on linebackers which is key for the Chiefs offense and makes him a great addition.
5.175| JaCoby Stevens| S| LSU
With their fifth-round pick in this Chiefs NFL mock draft, the Chiefs select JaCoby Stevens. Stevens is a very versatile player that can drop into coverage or step up and play in the box. Stevens can be a Jamal Adams type player for the Chiefs. A physical presence who can be stout in the run game but also has the athleticism to rush the quarterback. With Tyrann Mathieu scheduled to hit free agency after 2021, this could be a solid pick for the future.
5.181 (comp pick) | Chauncey Golston| EDGE| Iowa
The Chiefs appear to be taking a more EDGE by committee approach opposite of Frank Clark. Chauncey Golston fits the physical mold of what defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo likes in his EDGE players. He’d be a strong fit as a rotational player with Taco Charlton and Mike Danna. Golston likely won’t develop into a high-end pass rusher but he has a very high floor and can become a solid rotational EDGE.
6.207| Deommodore Lenoir| CB| Oregon
In my last Chiefs mock draft, I had the team taking Deommodore Lenoir in the fifth round. Here they get him in the 6th round. Lenoir showed improvement every year at Oregon. He still needs some work but is a strong athlete who never stops competing.
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