The KC Chiefs select Dylan Moses with the No. 31 pick in NFL Spin Zone’s latest mock draft. This would be a great selection.
Linebacker has been a position of weakness since Derrick Johnson was released and the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t been able to find a linebacker capable of filling Johnson’s shoes. This isn’t to say they haven’t tried, signing names like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson while also drafting Willie Gay.
All of that being said, it hasn’t worked. The Chiefs are still struggling to find viable linebackers to help stop the run and that’s why they need to spend one of their early draft picks on a linebacker. Randy Gurzi of NFL Spin Zone has them selecting Alabama’s Dylan Moses with the No. 31 pick in his latest mock draft and this is a selection that would excite Chiefs Kingdom.
"Moses has played multiple linebacking spots for the Alabama defense and has always done a great job wherever they line him up. He’s a technician when it comes to tackling and moves quickly in space. Where he really shines is when he flies to the ball carrier in the running game and blows up the opposing ground game.As for Moses, if this mock were to come to fruition, he would get to leave one elite program for another, which feels like a win for this young man."
This would be a really exciting draft choice for Kansas City, as it’d not only give the Chiefs a strong player at a position of need, but they’d be getting a big-name player as well. Moses was coming off of a 3.5 sack-season in 2018 when he injured his knee and was forced to miss the entire 2019 campaign.
He returned for Alabama’s National Championship season and put up decent numbers, notching 76 tackles (six for loss), three defended passes, one forced fumble, and one sack. He wasn’t as good as he was in 2018, but considering he’d had an injury to his knee, those numbers were impressive.
Dylan Moses would give the KC Chiefs the linebacker they’ve been searching for.
The Chiefs had to be optimistic about what they saw from Gay late in the season before his injury in Week 17, so the linebacker position is getting better. Hitchens played better in 2020 as well, but his contract is nearing the end, so this is an area the Chiefs need to upgrade and fast.
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Moses’ injury was a big deal when it happened because he was entering that season as one of the top defensive players to watch in the following year’s draft. Because he couldn’t play, he didn’t enter the 2020 NFL Draft, instead returning for the next season, winning a National Championship, and now entering the 2021 NFL Draft.
As Gurzi mentioned, Moses would go from one elite program in Alabama to another in Kansas City. It’d be the second straight year in which the Chiefs drafted a reigning National Champion in the first round (they took Clyde Edwards-Helaire in last year’s draft).
Would you be excited if the KC Chiefs drafted Dylan Moses in the first round?