Saturday, April 17, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 9.0

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 - Hanson (4/15)

31. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

Before the Chiefs released starting (but injured) tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz, it would have been reasonable to slot a tackle here given how much pressure they allowed in the Super Bowl. With both tackles no longer on the roster, it's become even more of a pressing need for 2021 and beyond. While he lacks ideal length and strength, Cosmi was a three-year starter at Texas with experience at both right tackle (2018) and left tackle (2019, 2020) and possesses outstanding athleticism.

Fox Sports - Rang (4/15)

31. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

The Chiefs surprised many with the release of longtime starting tackles Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz, but there is young talent already on the roster. This year's draft offers plenty more, including Jenkins, among the nastiest blockers in this class and a four-year starter with experience on both sides.

CBS Sports - Jones (4/14)

31. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

Zero sacks in 171 pass-rush snaps last season scares me on Oweh, but it's really hard to turn away from his remarkable pro day. You don't want to get too caught up in the athletic testing but … my goodness. Perhaps Steve Spagnuolo can unlock his potential and unleash him on the AFC West.

Washington Post - Clayton (4/14)

31. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

The Chiefs are redoing their entire offensive line. They've added Joe Thuney, Kyle Long and Austin Blythe to fortify the interior, but haven't done much at tackle, so drafting one in the first round would make sense.

The Athletic - Brugler (4/14)

31. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

The Chiefs have made necessary additions on the interior this offseason, but offensive tackle is a position that the organization must address through the draft. Leatherwood is a guard for some and a tackle for others. Regardless, he is a battle-tested blocker ready to start from day one.

Yahoo Sports! - Edholm (4/13)

31. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

The Chiefs could use another big, fast receiver, believe it or not, and Marshall fits the bill. There are some pitfalls in his evaluation (medical concerns, opting out midseason), but Marshall makes sense -- yet another LSU pick late in Round 1.

And this also would have a feel-good element to it, too. Marshall's great uncle, Joe Delaney, was the Chiefs' second-rounder in 1981 and a beloved star in the making prior to his drowning in 1983 while trying to save some children.

ESPN - Kiper (4/13)

31. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

It has to be offensive tackle or edge rusher for the Chiefs here, right? The Super Bowl loss showed off some major weaknesses, even if this roster is still one of the league's best. Oweh is an interesting case because his coaches raved about his athletic traits, and he just ran a 4.36 40-yard dash at 257 pounds. That's unbelievable. Sacks aren't everything, but he didn't have any last season, and Oweh could be the first FBS defensive lineman since Dominique Easley (2014) to be selected in the first two rounds after not recording a sack in his final collegiate season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Scouts rave about his upside, but I still would have liked more production. - Schrager (4/8)

31. Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

LSU has been so loaded with talent the past few years that Marshall's name has almost gone under the radar in NFL draft circles. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder scored 23 touchdowns in 19 games over the past two seasons.

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