KC Chiefs add local linebacker in first round of 2021 NFL Mock Draft

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KC Chiefs add local linebacker in first round of 2021 NFL Mock Draft
National offensive lineman Dillon Radunz of North Dakota State (75) -Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

KC Chiefs Mock Draft 1.0

Round 2: Pick 63 – Dillon Radunz, OT (North Dakota State)

It was very evident in Super Bowl LV that the Chiefs need more depth along the offensive line and that’s what Dillon Radunz of North Dakota State would provide the Chiefs with. KC Kingdom’s own John McCarty wrote about Radunz in an article where he highlighted small school prospects.

In that article, McCarty wrote,

"Radunz, at least at this point, plays and looks a lot like Fisher at this stage of development. Perhaps my biggest concern is I have some concerns with his lateral speed on speed rushers (and an indication he could be better served at guard) and that he looks a year away, which doesn’t fully fulfill and satisfy the want of an immediate, short-term stop gap left tackle."

As McCarty mentioned, Radunz might not be someone the Chiefs start along their line right off the bat, but he’d serve as both a nice depth piece and backup with the intentions to have him ready to start in 2022. The Chiefs aren’t in a great position with their tackles moving forward and Radunz could be the future option at left tackle, but it wouldn’t happen overnight.

The Chiefs need to figure out what the future entails for Fisher, but if they’re thinking it’s time to move on in the next few years, Radunz could be a replacement option.