Kansas City Chiefs: Way too early mock 2020 NFL Draft

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Cole Kmet (84) (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

ROUND 2: PICK 31 (63RD OVERALL)

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Cole Kmet

Tight End, Fighting Irish

Cole Kmet is another player who the Chiefs would be very lucky to get at this point in the draft, as he’s been a first round pick in several mock drafts. While some might not like the idea of drafting a tight end this high, the Kansas City Chiefs NEED to add depth behind Travis Kelce.

For one, Kelce is 30 and will turn 31 during the 2020 season, so while he’s still playing at a high level, he’s closer to the end of his career than he is to the beginning of it. Kmet would be an excellent second tight end on the offense and would be able to take over full-time once Kelce’s either hung up the cleats or the Chiefs move on from him.

Kmet spent three seasons with the Fighting Irish, but didn’t really have a stat heavy year until 2019 where he grabbed 43 catches for 515 yards and six touchdowns. He had 108 yards and a touchdown in Notre Dame’s loss to Georgia at the beginning of the 2019 season, proving he can have massive games.

A lot of the draft sites have said that Kmet is a project tight end, which would work perfectly for Kansas City, as Travis Kelce will be around for AT LEAST two more years (and likely longer), giving Kmet plenty of time to learn from the best tight end in the league.

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

From a frame perspective, Kmet is exactly what the NFL is looking for in an in-line tight end prospect and there is plenty to like about his projection to that role in the NFL.

-Joe Marino, The Draft Network

ROUND 3: PICK 32 (96TH OVERALL)

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Matt Hennessy

Center, Owls

The Chiefs need to add help at interior offensive line and while Austin Reiter is still under contract for another season, drafting a center early on wouldn’t be a bad idea by any means. The Chiefs o-line got rocked in the Super Bowl and the interior particularly struggled against the raucous 49ers front four.

Matt Hennessy was a good pick here for Kansas City because he’s what the Chiefs are looking for along the line and would be a nice, cheap option to have protect Patrick Mahomes for years to come.

WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

Polished, tenacious and mobile — exactly what you’re looking for in a starter at the next level. He’s not a bruiser but he’ll drop anchor and wins consistently against heavy handed defenders.

-Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

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