Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup, 4.0

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:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (1/15)

32. Alijah Vera-Tucker, IOL, USC

Moved from left guard (2019) to left tackle to fill the vacancy created by Austin Jackson's NFL departure in 2020, Vera-Tucker offers some positional versatility but will shift back inside at the next level. Three of Kansas City's top six linemen in terms of snaps played in 2020 will be free agents in 2021.

San Diego Union Tribune - Eddie Brown (1/13)

32. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

The greatness of Patrick Mahomes covers up a lot of warts. The Chiefs offensive line needs an infusion of talent. Davis is a system-proof, plug-and-play starter at the next level and a potential All-Pro.

CBS Sports - Chris Trapasso (1/13)

32. Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

Campbell is a long, smooth athlete who'll be a welcomed addition to Kansas City's defensive backfield.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (1/12)

32. Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

The Chiefs are in great shape with their offensive skill players so an offensive lineman or a defender might be more likely. But if the Chiefs lean into their strengths, Toney would be an intriguing fit as a versatile player who can line up across the formation and be a big play waiting to happen.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (1/7)

32. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

The Chiefs gave Patrick Mahomes the richest contract in NFL history, so making sure their prized investment is protected is critical. Davis is an athletic blocker that has good size, power, and footspeed to help solidify the Chiefs' interior offensive line.

ESPN - Todd McShay (1/7)

32. Derion Kendrick, CB, Clemson

Should the Chiefs repeat as Super Bowl champions, as FPI predicts, they will again be closing down Day 1 of the draft. They went with offense last year, taking Clyde Edwards-Helaire to jump-start the run game. Rejuvenating the offensive line could an option here, to continue keeping the offense dominant. Another pass-rusher could be a smart play too. But with Bashaud Breeland set to hit the open market, cornerback is going to need another boost. L'Jarius Sneed, a fourth-rounder in 2020, played well this season, but getting a guy like Kendrick would shore up the position even more. He is fluid in transition and has former-wideout hands, hauling in three interceptions over two years since making the conversion to defensive back.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (1/5)

32. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami (FL)

Their core in place for at least the near term, the defending champions can swing big by taking on Phillips, who retired from football in 2018 due to injuries but displayed his tantalizing physical tools and skill set in his return this season.

Athlon Sports - Bryan Fisher (1/5)

32. Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

The Chiefs get the luxury of having a good roster and the opportunity to pick up veterans at low rates so there are not a ton of glaring needs for the reigning champs. Moehrig could be a great long-term play as both an upgrade at safety while becoming a new leader on the backend.

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