The KC Chiefs can’t undervalue their offensive line heading into the 2020 season, so they decide to add multiple players to their o-line in this 2020 NFL Mock Draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs currently hold five picks in the 2020 NFL Draft and while they can’t fix all of their issues with just those five picks, this mock draft (our third of draft season) had them draft two offensive linemen to help protect Patrick Mahomes in the coming years.
I used the Fanspeak mock draft simulator for this edition of the mock draft and feel like considering the team did not go after any skills players, the team still found some quality players in this bunch, including the two offensive linemen they plan to throw in the trenches each week.
I will say that despite offensive line being the focal point of this mock draft, the Chiefs did not take one in the first round, but instead went with the best available player and were still able to get a viable o-lineman in the second round.
So, without further ado, let’s see who the Chiefs selected in this 2020 NFL Mock Draft!
**EDITOR’S NOTE: This mock draft was conducted prior to the Chiefs not being awarded any compensatory picks, so they were still drafting at 128 and 159 in this mock**
Defensive Lineman, Sooners
Another important aspect for the Kansas City Chiefs is for them to keep their defense up to par. We saw it swing from a bottom of the league unit to a top notch squad and that helped the team win the Super Bowl.
While taking an offensive lineman with the 32nd pick would have been a good move, had KC gone with one here, it’d have felt like a reach. The team can’t ignore the defensive side of the ball and they did not neglect it in this mock draft with the addition of Neville Gallimore out of Oklahoma.
Gallimore spent five seasons in Norman and this past season totaled 29 tackles, four sacks, and forced two fumbles. He had some wishy washy play prior to the 2019 season, but turned things around and now looks to be a borderline first round pick.
Gallimore was the best player available when the Chiefs were on the clock and he fits some needs on their roster, so he made sense with the 32nd overall pick.
WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
For teams that want to defend the run on the way to the quarterback, Gallimore fits the bill. He isn’t the most complete prospect but the areas he excels are quite valuable to a defenses efforts to be disruptive.
-Joe Marino, The Draft Network