2022 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #21

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Kansas City
Trent McDuffie



One draft day rumor was that the Chiefs were attempting to trade up for CB Kiaar Elam. With both Charvarius Ward (49ers) and Mike Hughes (Lions) gone via free agency, the KC needed to fill the void at CB. I believe the team was surprised that Trent McDuffie, who was ranked higher than Elam, fell to pick 21. We all know how GM Brett Veach loves to trade up when he sees the guy he wants. Thus, the deal with the Devil (Bill Belichick) was made.

McDuffie is a tier-1 athlete, a versatile defender who can play in play in multiple schemes and positions . In his three-year career with the Huskies, McDuffie had 2 INTs, 8 passes deflected, and 3 forced fumbles. He tallied 35 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss last year. He is a tough defender against the run and a physical tackler. McDuffie will line up on the line of scrimmage and play fast and blitzes with speed and aggression.

Why did the Chiefs choose CB when one of the top Edge targets (Jermaine Johnson) was on the board? The answer is simple: Gabriel Davis would have scored 5 TDs if the new overtime rules were in effect last season. Hopefully, McDuffie is next Marcus Peters.

Grade: B-

~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst

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