Saturday, March 12, 2022

Kansas City Chiefs 2022 Mock Draft Roundup 5.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 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.

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

SI - Hanson (3/11)

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

With Kansas City using its franchise tag on Orlando Brown Jr., safety Tyrann Mathieu will be allowed to test the market next week. Even if the Chiefs are able to re-sign Mathieu, four of the team's top six defensive backs in terms of snaps played are currently unsigned for 2022. The former Wolverine has the speed (4.38 40-yard dash), coverage skills and versatility to make this an easy choice here.

CBS Sports - Fornelli (3/11)

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

This makes me three for three in mocking Hill to the Chiefs. It makes too much sense to me, as Hill is a perfect long-term replacement for Tyrann Mathieu. That said, these are still the Chiefs we're talking about. They could opt to draft another receiver for Patrick Mahomes to launch bombs to as well.

San Diego Union Tribune - Brown (3/10)

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu, Charvarius Ward and Mike Hughes are all up for new contracts. Hill features a mix of athleticism, intelligence and instincts that will enable him to play every position in the defensive backfield. He will need to tamp down his tendency to gamble, but that's part of being a playmaker sometimes.

The Draft Network - Crabbs (3/9)

30. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The Chiefs adding perhaps the best vertical receiver in the draft at No. 30 doesn't really seem fair, but Olave being available makes it a no-brainer and gives Patrick Mahomes someone else to play outside and complement Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.

ESPN - McShay (3/9)

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Kansas City allowed 5.9 yards per play in 2021 (30th) and 7.3 yards per pass attempt (24th), and safety Tyrann Mathieu is a free agent. Pass rush, wide receiver and offensive line are all units that could use another contributor, but this one just made too much sense. Hill is a fast riser after a great combine showing (4.38-second 40-yard dash), and he's a rangy defensive back with versatility. He has the free safety traits to match slot receivers in man coverage and the physicality to support the run like a strong safety. Hill would help contain the vertical passing games of division-mates Justin Herbert and Russell Wilson. - Zierlein (3/8)

30. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

Wyatt is a three-down defensive tackle with excellent hands and explosive take-off as a rusher. The Chiefs can find an edge rusher later in the draft.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (3/8)

30. Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

The Kansas City Chiefs enter the offseason with some questions regarding the final level of their defense. Having placed the franchise tag on Orlando Bloom Jr., it looks like Tyrann Mathieu is set to hit free agency, as is Daniel Sorensen. There is likely a chance that the organization will need to replace two players at the back of their secondary.

Jaquan Brisker is a versatile safety who can be used by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo in a number of different roles. During his time at Penn State, Brisker saw action as a traditional free safety, but also was used in some sub packages on the second level and even saw time in the slot. Depending on how the Chiefs handle Mathieu and Sorensen in free agency, Brisker might be an ideal candidate for their defense in 2022.

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