Perfect Picks: Kansas City Chiefs

With the NFL Draft approaching we will be looking at each team and evaluating where they need to improve. In this particular series we will run a seven round mock using the Draft Network Mock machine and find the ‘Perfect Picks’ for each franchise.

We will highlight four players that could help each team. This will feature picks 1 and 2, a mid round gem and a late round sleeper. 

The Chiefs may have come off second best in the Super Bowl but with Pat Mahomes at the helm, they look set to be contenders for a while yet. Adding young, cheap talent is a must now that they have a star Quarterback, with a contract to match.

Round 1 - Pick 31 - Tyson Campbell, CB, Georgia

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The Chiefs grabbed a fourth round steal last year in cornerback La’Jarius Sneed. The Louisiana Tech safety transitioned back to corner and showed great promise. However, Bashaud Breeland is a free agent while Charvarious Ward is a restricted one. That means the Chiefs will need to strengthen the position.

Campbell fits the bill as an outside corner. A smooth athlete who displays excellent mirror coverage on film. Having been a five star recruit, Campbell has been efficient rather than a headline grabber. He should be able to hang with NFL receivers but must get more savvy at the catch point. Too often being beaten over his head. The athletic profile should be enough to get him near the first round.

Round 2 - Pick 63 - Josh Myers, C, Ohio State

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Josh Myers was part of a physical offensive line that helped guide the Ohio State Buckeyes to the National Championship game. Myers is a hard nosed blocker who opens gaps in the run game. While he isn’t the smoothest mover he should be a solid starting center which is good value at the bottom of the second.

The Chiefs could use Myers as there remains question marks over the interior of their line. Austin Reiter and Daniel Kilgore could test the market and neither of the guard spots are pinned down. Myers could be the long term partner Mahomes needs snapping him the ball.

Mid Round Gem - Pick 136 - Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State

NFL teams improve by adding talent to already strong areas. The Chiefs receiving corps is a track meet. Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman offer two dynamic downfield threats but the Chiefs are set to move on from Sammy Watkins. Oklahoma State wideout Tylan Wallace could fill that gap.

Wallace is a true do-it-all receiver. A savvy route-runner, speed after the catch and excellent in contested situations. If it wasn’t for a serious ACL injury in 2019 then it’s fair to think Wallace could be a day 1 prospect. Here, in the fourth round he would be a steal, giving the Chiefs a terrifying trio.

Late Round Sleeper - Pick 217 - Shawn Davis, S, Florida

Tyrann Mathieu and Daniel Sorensen formed the safety duo for the Chiefs this year but some fresh blood wouldn’t go amiss. Juan Thornhill was drafted as the long term answer but has played more of a nickel role. 

Shawn Davis has intriguing traits at the bottom of the draft. He is a natural ball hawk recording five interceptions in two years for the Gators. Davis hits hard in the tackle and has the speed to survive as single high safety. Position versatility and special teams value are always key at this stage of the draft.

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Draft In Full:

31. Tyson Campbell (CB, Georgia)

63. Josh Myers (C, Ohio State)

94. Rashad Weaver (Edge, Pitt)

136. Tylan Wallace (WR, Oklahoma State)

144. Alaric Jackson (OT, Iowa)

176. Paddy Fisher (LB, Northwestern)

180. Luke Farrell (TE, Ohio State)

217. Shawn Davis (S, Florida)

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Rory-Joe Daniels

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