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Kansas City Chiefs



KANSAS CITY CHIEFS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: October 3

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
WRS
OT

Starter Need Medium (P3)
NT
DL3T
EDGE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RB

Depth Fill (P4)
WR
SFTY
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
QB
OG
TE
DL5T
OLB
ILB
CBN

Minimal Need (P9)
OC


CHIEFS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from 2023 Consensus Mock Draft: 2023 CMD#5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/21/2022

R1
29
Kansas City
Andre Carter II
Army
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
250
Andre Carter II NFL Draft photo
I'll be curious to see how the Chiefs handle the LB position the next four weeks with Willie Gay out of the lineup due to violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The Chiefs will face the Colts, Buccaneers, Raiders, and the powerful-charging Bills during his suspension. The derailment came at the worse time for Gay, who, drafted in 2020, is eligible to negotiate a contract extension at the conclusion of this season. The Chiefs will look to rookie Leo Chenal and practice squad journeyman Elijah Lee to step up. Hey, we might even get to see rookie UDFA Jack Cochrane get some snaps!

A month from now, I may wish to re-evaluate my ranking of LB on our Chiefs Needs list for the 2023 draft. But, let's face it, each of the names listed above garners more fan interest than Ben Niemann, the previous backup support.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm sticking with Edge as the priority need on the defense. Our main competition - the Chargers and the Bills - have already snagged the best free agent targets (Khalil Mack and Von Miller). The Chiefs now have the opportunity to establish the pace moving forward via the draft. It would not even surprise me if GM Brett Veach pulled a Mahomes-esque trade to move up and solidify the best Edge option for the future. We have the draft capital to do it!

~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst
R2
61
Kansas City
Jaelyn Duncan
Maryland
OT
Reach/Value:
-23
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
320
Jaelyn Duncan NFL Draft photo
R3
93
Kansas City
Tyler Davis
Clemson
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
300
Tyler Davis NFL Draft photo
R4
118
Kansas City (Trade)
Zach Charbonnet
UCLA
RB
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
220
Zach Charbonnet NFL Draft photo
KC g MIA (T Hill)
R4
125
Kansas City
Ainias Smith
Texas A&M
WRS
Reach/Value:
-18
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
190
Ainias Smith NFL Draft photo
R5
157
Kansas City
Tyler Harrell
Alabama
WR
Reach/Value:
+10
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
194
Tyler Harrell NFL Draft photo
R6
182
Kansas City (Trade)
Robert Cooper
Florida State
DL1T
Reach/Value:
-36
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
338
Robert Cooper NFL Draft photo
KC g MIA (T Hill)
R6
189
Kansas City
Keytaon Thompson
Virginia
WR
Reach/Value:
+20
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Keytaon Thompson NFL Draft photo
R7
221
Kansas City
Brant Kuithe
Utah
TE
Reach/Value:
+17
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
230
Brant Kuithe NFL Draft photo


CHIEFS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2022 1 21 Trent McDuffie Washington CB Reach -2
2022 1 30 George Karlaftis Purdue DL5T Value +15
2022 2 54 Skyy Moore Western Michigan WR Value +1
2022 2 62 Bryan Cook Cincinnati S Reach -23
2022 3 103 Leo Chenal Wisconsin ILB Value +33
2022 4 135 Joshua Williams Fayetteville State CB Reach -1
2022 5 145 Darian Kinnard Kentucky OT Value +98
2022 7 243 Jaylen Watson Washington State CB Reach -55
2022 7 251 Isaih Pacheco Rutgers RB Reach -51
2022 7 259 Nazeeh Johnson Marshall CB Reach -109
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 2 58 Nick Bolton Missouri ILB Value +18
2021 2 63 Creed Humphrey Oklahoma OC Value +17
2021 4 144 Joshua Kaindoh Florida State EDGE Reach -42
2021 5 162 Noah Gray Duke TE Reach -32
2021 5 181 Cornell Powell Clemson WR Reach -73
2021 6 226 Trey Smith Tennessee OT Value +183
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 32 Clyde Edwards-Helaire LSU RB Reach -66
2020 2 63 Willie Gay Jr. Mississippi State OLB Reach -31
2020 3 96 Lucas Niang TCU OT Reach -49
2020 4 138 L'Jarius Sneed Louisiana Tech CB Reach -65
2020 5 177 Mike Danna Michigan EDGE Reach -91
2020 7 237 Bopete Keyes Tulane DB Reach -69
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 56 Mecole Hardman Georgia WRS Reach -42
2019 2 63 Juan Thornhill Virginia S Value +18
2019 3 84 Khalen Saunders Western Illinois DL1T Value +2
2019 6 201 Rashad Fenton South Carolina CB Reach -92
2019 6 214 Darwin Thompson Utah State RBC Reach -38
2019 7 216 Nick Allegretti Illinois OC Reach -85
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 2 46 Breeland Speaks Ole Miss DL3T Reach -69
2018 3 75 Derrick Nnadi Florida State DL1T Reach -29
2018 3 100 Dorian O'Daniel Clemson OLB Reach -51
2018 4 124 Armani Watts Texas A&M S Reach -60
2018 6 196 Tremon Smith C Arkansas CB Reach -124
2018 6 198 Kahlil McKenzie Jr Tennessee DL1T Reach -6
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 10 Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech QB Reach -13
2017 2 59 Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova DL5T Reach -56
2017 3 86 Kareem Hunt Toledo RBF Reach -44
2017 4 139 Jehu Chesson Michigan WR Value +7
2017 5 183 Ukeme Eligwe Georgia Southern LB Value +15
2017 6 218 Leon McQuay USC S Value +35
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 2 37 Chris Jones Mississippi St DL5T Reach -35
2016 3 74 KeiVarae Russell Notre Dame CB Reach -1
2016 4 105 Parker Ehinger Cincinnati OG Reach -170
2016 4 106 Eric Murray Minnesota CB Reach -81
2016 4 126 Demarcus Robinson Florida WR Reach -134
2016 5 162 Kevin Hogan Stanford QB Reach -12
2016 5 165 Tyreek Hill W Alabama WRS Reach -285
2016 6 178 D.J. White Georgia Tech CB Value +35
2016 6 203 Dadi Nicolas Virginia Tech OLB Value +13
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 18 Marcus Peters Washington CB Value +2
2015 2 49 Mitch Morse Missouri OT Reach -101
2015 3 76 Chris Conley Georgia WR Reach -49
2015 3 98 Steve Nelson Oregon St CB Reach -1
2015 4 118 Ramik Wilson Georgia ILB Reach -18
2015 5 172 D.J. Alexander Oregon St OLB Reach -185
2015 5 173 James O'Shaughnessy Illinois St TE Reach -200
2015 6 217 Rakeem Nunez-Roches Southern Miss DL3T Value +114
2015 7 233 Da'Ron Brown Northern Illinios WR Reach -127
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 23 Dee Ford Auburn EDGE Reach -8
2014 3 87 Phillip Gaines Rice CB Reach -30
2014 4 124 De'Anthony Thomas Oregon RBC Value +11
2014 5 163 Aaron Murray Georgia QB Value +36
2014 6 193 Zach Fulton Tennessee OG Reach -42
2014 6 200 L Duvernay-Tardif McGill University OT Value +4