Kansas City Chiefs 7-Round Mock Draft

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Round 1, Pick No. 29: Amani Oruwariye, CB, Penn State

I really do think this is the pick for the Chiefs. At just under 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Oruwariye is the exact kind of cornerback Kansas City needs to add on the outside to be able to play press man coverage. His weight adjusted athletic scores from the Combine were ideal, and that solidified him as a first round pick -- I've had him rated as one for a while now. If all the edge rusher are gone, by this point, which I assume they will be and were so in this mock simulation, Oruwariye should be the pick, even over a guy like Deandre Baker.

Round 2, Pick No. 61: Christian Miller, EDGE. Alabama

If the Chiefs don't go pass rusher in the first round, which I think could be the case, as the cards will be dealt to them, I think they have to address it soon after with one of their two second round picks. I had them striking on the first one with a guy like Christian Miller who, when healthy, can really hit the edge with a speed element not currently present on the Chiefs roster.

Round 2, Pick No. 63: Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Temple

Just because the Chiefs signed cornerback Breshaud Breeland doesn't mean that their cornerback need, both at the starter and depth level, just vanished. Even with them taking Oruwariye in the first, taking Ya-Sin here, if available, gives them a potential starter or at the very least a good depth player who plays the similar style to what they are going for.

Round 3, Pick No. 92: Drue Tranquill, LB, Notre Dame

I believe Kansas City could stand to get more athletic in the middle of their defense. That means a guy like Tranquill who, when healthy, can really move sideline to sideline with a ton of experience and recognition to his game, as well, makes a lot of sense. This is the second injury-prone guy I have the Chiefs taking a risk on. But this was a team that nearly went to the Super Bowl last year. They can afford to swing for the fences.

Round 5, Pick No. 167: Alex Bars, iOL, Notre Dame

Alex Bars, as a guy who played left guard, right guard and right tackle throughout his career, could be a player the Chiefs have their eyes on as they try to replace Mitch Morse. Morse was a versatile lineman who landed at the center position for the Chiefs. Bars could come in and replace him.

Round 6, Pick No. 201: Ryquell Armstead, RB, Temple

After running a 4.45 40-yard dash at 220 pounds, Armstead surely came on the radar of some NFL teams as a potential preferred late round selection. Though the Chiefs did lose Hunt, I wouldn't say running back is a huge need for them. That's why I think it makes sense to wait and potentially take a guy like Armstead in the later rounds. They don't need him, but they'd like to have him.

Round 6, Pick No. 214: Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson

Do I think that Renfrow will be around this late in the draft for the Chiefs to pick? No, most likely not. But, if he is, they should jump on him, and me selecting here gives me a chance to explain why. They already have the deep threat players with Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce. Andy Reid's offense is so good that they also can run shorter routes to succession with those guys, but getting a true quick-hit stud like Renfrow would complete their offensive areal attack.

Round 7, Pick No. 216: Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State

If they can't get Renfrow, which is likely this late, then I also wanted to spotlight a player who could be another option to fill a similar need -- or even be a guy they double up on. Hart was a route running machine at the Senior Bowl. He was nearly unguardable with how quick and explosive his feet were. He's not as consistent as Renfrow is, but my goodness would be be a weapon in a Mahomes-led Chiefs offense as a slot receiver.

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Trevor Sikkema

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