The KC Chiefs need to add wide receivers and defensive linemen this offseason.
Dane Brugler of The Athletic compiled a two-round mock draft (must have a subscription to read the content) and had the Kansas City Chiefs going with a wide receiver in the first round and a defensive lineman in the second round. Fans would certainly be happy to see both of these areas shored up in the draft.
With their first-round selection (No. 32 overall), Brugler had the Chiefs going with Kadarius Toney, a wide receiver out of Florida. Toney had a tremendous season for the Gators in 2020, hauling in 70 catches for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns. It helped that he had a Heisman-hopeful in Kyle Trask throwing the pig skin to him, but Toney would likely be thrilled to join Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.
The Chiefs need wide receiver help next season because they’re more than likely going to lose both Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson (another former Florida wide receiver). Toney could step in and immediately be a WR2 or WR3 for the Chiefs offense and it’d be fun to see him out there catching passes from Mahomes.
For the Chiefs’ second round pick (No. 64 overall), Brugler had them selecting Dayo Odeyingbo of Vanderbilt. The 6’6″, 276 pound defensive lineman notched five and a half sacks in 2020 and had eight tackles for loss. He was one of the few bright spots for Vanderbilt this past season and he’d be a tremendous upgrade for the Chiefs’ defensive line in 2021 and beyond.
These two selections would help the KC Chiefs on both sides of the ball.
It’s no secret that the Chiefs are more of an offensive-minded team, but that doesn’t mean they should always be drafting defensive players. Losing Watkins and Robinson this offseason will hurt, so it’s important for Kansas City to continue adding talent on offense. Toney is someone who could come in and contribute right away.
Defensively, yes, the Chiefs need help for sure and Odeyingbo would give them a ferocious force up front. The d-line is decent, but decent isn’t good enough when you’re striving to win Super Bowls. With his size and ability to get after the quarterback, Odeyingbo would be a nice selection for this team in the second round.
As for other positions the Chiefs would have addressed in this mock draft, cornerback, linebacker, offensive line, safety, and tight end are all areas that need to be shored up this offseason. However, if Kansas City did go with a wide receiver and a defensive lineman, fans would more than likely be content with those selections.
How would you feel about the Chiefs adding these two players in the draft?