We might be just 1 game into the 2020 season, but let’s do a KC Chiefs mock draft for 2021 anyway!
The season may have just started and for some players, the college season still hasn’t started, and yet, here we are, in September talking NFL Draft. Let’s take a look at what might the Kansas City Chiefs look to address during the next spring gathering to improve their football team.
The Chiefs, per USA Today, are projected to receive two extra compensatory draft picks, due to Kendall Fuller signing with Washington and Emmanuel Ogbah signing in Miami.
It’s somewhat difficult to see a roster with a bunch of holes. Quarterback and running back are certainly not going to be addressed, at least not early, linebacker will likely need bodies but beyond a few position groups, the Chiefs appear to have good depth at a majority of positions.
Round 1, Pick 32: Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR (USC)
While the Chiefs certainly have good depth at many position groups, the wide receiver position group will be affected this offseason. Two of the top three receivers, Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson, are set to be free agents again and due to a diminishing 2021 salary cap and hopefully a normal offseason, neither target is likely to return. The Chiefs win throwing the ball, so having good targets at receiver is a must.
Amon-Ra St. Brown has good size and quickness at the position and is a good route runner. He has lined up on both sides of the formation, as well as in the slot and outside. Underneath routes and deep routes, he has shown a diverse route tree compared to many college receivers.
Also, the lack of quarterback continuity at USC will be very different catching passes from Patrick Mahomes on a weekly basis. He may not be as explosive as Tyreek Hill or Mecole Hardman, but certainly isn’t slow.
The Chiefs must always make sure they have at least three really good pass catchers at all times, and having the tight end gives them four. What makes the offense as dynamic as it has developed in recent years is the number of quality targets create mismatches against the defense. Ensuring quality depth at the position is a must.