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
Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Sage Surratt (14) -Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /

KC Chiefs Mock Draft 1.0

Round 4: Pick 135 – Sage Surratt, WR (Wake Forest)

Sage Surratt. 135. player. 889. . Wide Receiver. Demon Deacons

The only reliable wide receiver that Mahomes has coming back in 2021 is Tyreek Hill. I like Mecole Hardman, but he hasn’t become the player the Chiefs were hoping he’d become, so it’s time to find some playmakers. Enter, Sage Surratt of Wake Forest.

Surratt didn’t play in 2020, but the last we saw of him in 2019 was enough to believe he could really shine in the Chiefs offense. He finished the 2019 campaign with 66 receptions for 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 15.2 yards per reception.

Per The Draft Network,

"Surratt is a physical receiver with terrific ball skills. He excels at winning in contested situations by creating leverage, positioning his frame, and then allowing his size and ball skills to take over. The concern with Surratt is a modest athletic profile where separation quickness and long speed are missing, which limits his ceiling at the next level. For a team in search of a big-bodied target that can win down the field, Surratt is an ideal target, but there are some limitations in what he can and cannot do on the field."

The Chiefs need weapons and Surratt would be quite the weapon indeed. His numbers in 2019 show that he can make plays and find the end zone and that’s exactly what the Chiefs need. Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle are all hitting free agency, so the Chiefs have to find some weapons and stop relying on Hill and Kelce to do everything.