Thursday, August 27, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Kansas City Chiefs from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Kansas City Chiefs, check out our 2021 Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chiefs:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

32. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

Davis is going to give Creed Humphrey a run for his iOL1 money. By PFF grading, Davis was superior in every metric of the game last fall. A pulverizer in the run game who also didn't surrender so much as one quarterback hit in over 400 pass-pro reps in 2019, Davis will start immediately in 2021 for whichever team drafts him in April.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

31. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

He's never been a starter and has played only 397 snaps in his career, so few players will be hurt more by the season cancellation than Oweh. He reportedly runs in the 4.3s at 257 pounds, but we simply haven't seen enough of him on a football field to know how that will look in the NFL.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

32. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

Kansas City has spent money this offseason as if it were burning a hole in their pockets. Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones, and Travis Kelce each got a new contract worth top dollar this offseason, which means the team is going to have to reassess the rest of the roster and look for potential outs and upgrades for cheap. Left tackle Eric Fisher is a possible cut candidate -- he's scheduled to take up more than $14M in 2021 salary cap as a modest starter. Replacing him with with Cosmi could carve out some major headway in navigating the challenges of the salary cap and provide the team with a more high-ceiling starter for Mahomes' blindside.

Pro Football Network - Oliver Hodgkinson (8/16)

32. Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

What do you get the team that has everything? On the surface, the reigning Super Bowl Champions have very few needs in the 2021 NFL Draft. With several wide receivers set to hit the open market, they could add weapons for Patrick Mahomes, although it is more likely there seek options to protect him on the offensive line. Getting a deal done with Chris Jones was important, but the Chiefs could seek to add another pass rusher if they address the defensive side of the ball.

The Penn State offensive line was a mid-season contender for the Joe Moore Award in 2019, and left tackle Rasheed Walker was a huge part of that unit. Has added bulk to his 6'6'' frame since joining the Nittany Lions, and he uses that size combined with excellent hand usage to excel in pass protection.

ESPN - Todd McShay (8/12)

32. Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

According to FPI's projected draft order, the Chiefs would waltz into the draft as back-to-back Super Bowl champions. But even so, they are going to want to finally do something at cornerback. Despite questions about the group, K.C. didn't select a corner in 2020 until the seventh round, and both projected 2020 starters -- Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward -- will be free agents after the season (Ward is a restricted free agent). Before he decided to go back to Stanford for another year, I had Adebo ranked pretty high on the 2020 board. He is a ball hawk (eight interceptions over the past two seasons), and though his tape was a little inconsistent at times, he is smooth, long and instinctive in press zone. Defensive line and interior offensive line could also be directions to go for the Chiefs.

The Draft Network - Jordan Reid (8/10)

32. Trey Smith, IOL, Tennessee

After signing Patrick Mahomes to a half-billion-dollar contract, general manager Brett Veach decides to protect his long-term investment. There were durability issues with Smith coming into last season, but he quickly quieted a lot of those concerns with an impressive bounce-back season. The dream scenario for the Chiefs is to have newly signed Kelechi Osemele prove that he can show his pre-injury form and then be signed to an extension. But if that's not the case, the franchise should continue to build up the offensive line. Smith provides a lot of help on the interior for the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Pro Football Network - Matthew Valdovinos (8/9)

32. Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

Come time for the 2021 NFL Draft, Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher will be 30 years old with one year left on his contract. He hasn't lived up to the title of "first overall pick" and is at best an average starting left tackle.

The Chiefs should make sure they invest in ways to protect their half-billion dollar quarterback, and Rasheed Walker is my favorite way to do so. Walker has an elite football IQ, excellent hands in pass protection, and he's a good functional athlete. Expect his stock to rise in the coming months.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (8/3)

32. Josh Myers, IOL, Ohio State

The Chiefs recently committed the largest contract in NFL history to Patrick Mahomes, so making sure his offensive line is fortified is critical for the Chiefs to protect its prized investment. Unfortunately, the interior offensive line is a bit shaky, and center Austin Reiter is scheduled to become a free agent after the season.

Myers has terrific size, mobility, power, and range that gives him a chance to become a quality starter at the next level. Mahomes deserves to have a long-term answer at center that he can rely on to handle protection calls.

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