2025 NFL Mock Draft

Selection Comment - Pick #32

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Kansas City
Tyleik Williams

Ohio State


The Chiefs should look to restock their stable of defensive linemen in the 2025 NFL draft. Most of the team's current core of defenders up front are on one-year deals ending after the 2024 season. Players of value at this position should be available in the back end of RD1, where the Chiefs are predicted to draft. Brett Veach has been searching for a long-term interior run-stuffer to line up next to Chris Jones ever since he took over as the team's GM in 2018. Derrick Nnadi has proven to be the best option in a pool littered with patch-the-hole, short-term hired players. Nnadi is also a free agent in 2025.

Of course, the mere mention of defensive line combined with RD1 brings attention to the Edge position. KC will likely move on from Charles Omenihu and will also need to decide whether or not to extend the rookie contract of leading pass rusher George Karlaftis. Meanwhile, KC's top selection in 2023, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, has a fragmentary assessment at this point. He should see more play time this season.

The Chiefs could benefit from taking RD1 wide receivers in back-to-back drafts. A big-bodied receiver would be welcome in Mahomes' arsenal. The NFL has a history of waiting for the legal process to complete before handing out suspensions -- even if a full season of play occurs between the off-field action and the legal outcome. (Example: Frank Clark.) It is very possible that Rashee Rice's suspension will not take effect until 2025, leaving the Chiefs short-handed at WR then.

~KCBudMan, Chiefs Analyst

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