The AP Nerd Squad picks a full seven-round Chiefs mock draft


It’s launch day for the 2021 KC Draft Information! We’re so excited to share our work with all of you. All through April, we’ll be profiling a participant day-after-day right here on Arrowhead Pleasure. We’ll even be offering mock drafts like this one!

For the release-day episode of the Arrowhead Pleasure Laboratory podcast, we did a whole mock draft with gamers who’re excessive suits on this 12 months’s version of the Draft Information.

31. OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

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Would I take Leatherwood right here? No. However he’s one of many few offensive lineman on this draft class that has the arm size that Andy Reid has sometimes coveted. We view Leatherwood as an inside offensive lineman on the subsequent degree — however being one of many few high abilities with the sort of arm size Reid prefers, we may see the Chiefs taking him for the place at which he ended his school profession. We’ve got a full function on Reid’s historic arm size preferences — and which gamers are above the common — within the KC Draft Information.

63. CB Elijah Molden, Washington

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 14 Oregon State at Washington

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The Chiefs confirmed curiosity in some slot cornerbacks, and Molden suits that… mould. Our participant comparability from a playing-style perspective (not a profession projection) is Tyrann Mathieu. Molden is a great, high-football-character slot participant who would match completely on this protection — and permit L’Jarius Sneed to play extra exterior.

94. WR Seth Williams, Auburn


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Williams is a receiver who has a skillset the Chiefs have to stockpile. He profiles as an X receiver who can win above the rim and outdoors the numbers. The Chiefs can be good so as to add a bigger-bodied receiver who can get the ball on the catch level, play bodily via contact and be a pressure within the pink zone. Williams has the instruments to do exactly that.

136. EDGE Dayo Odeyingbo, Vanderbilt

East Tennessee State v Vanderbilt

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If it weren’t for a torn Achilles, we is likely to be speaking about Odeyingbo as early as 63. An unlucky harm offers the Chiefs an opportunity to seize a prototypical Steve Spagnuolo defensive finish on Day 3. The expertise and flexibility make him an ideal match — and as a consequence of his harm, doubtlessly a great worth, too.

144. IOL Trey Hill, Georgia

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 03 Georgia at Kentucky

After we undertaking Leatherwood at deal with, we deal with the inside right here with a high quality, stout prospect at heart. Hill is an SEC-experienced heart who has some very fixable points with leverage that may be improved with changes to his stance and extra technical work.

175. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa

Wisconsin v Iowa

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An explosive vast receiver with special-teams worth means Reid and ST coordinator Dave Toub are each excited. Smith-Marsette operates equally to the likes of Mecole Hardman — however with somewhat extra hip fluidity.

181. EDGE Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State

Duke v Florida State

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A top quality athletic profile and a extremely regarded recruit popping out of highschool, Kaindoh hasn’t put all of it collectively but — however late within the draft, he has the profile and athleticism that justify taking a swing.

207. CB Bryan Mills, North Carolina Central

Reese’s Senior Bowl

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Mills profiles extra as an outdoor cornerback. He has good peak and size — and made enhancements over his week in Cell for the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl. This late within the draft, he’s additionally price a swing.

KC Draft Information

The 2021 version of the KC Draft Information is now obtainable!

The Draft Information offers a one-stop store that exhibits how the highest school prospects match together with your Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. This digital obtain consists of detailed evaluation and profiles for a whole lot of prospects, participant comps, scheme-fit evaluation, a Chiefs draft decide commerce chart, options, a mock draft and extra!


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