With the No. 31 pick in the 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the KC Chiefs manage to find their starting left tackle for the foreseeable future.
In the first KC Kingdom mock draft of the offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs spent their first-round selection on a linebacker, hoping to boost their defense. This time around, they address an area that — as we saw in the Super Bowl — needs some attention this offseason, and that’s the offensive line.
For this mock draft, I used The Draft Network’s simulator and drafted as if I was the Chiefs’ general manager. Kansas City had eight total picks in this draft including three within six picks of each other, which should give them a lot of room to maneuver and make moves come draft weekend.
So, without further ado, let’s get to the latest mock draft!
KC Chiefs Mock Draft 2.0
Round 1: Pick 31 – Liam Eichenberg, OT (Notre Dame)
With Eric Fisher’s future with the Chiefs up in the air, finding a new left tackle needs to be a top priority for KC in 2021. Liam Eichenberg would give them their starting left tackle of the future and he’d be ready to go from day one.
Fisher’s injury will sideline him for most of the 2021 campaign, which is unfortunate but also makes it easier to find his replacement. The Draft Network notes that Eichenberg is better as a run-blocker than he is as a pass-protector and that he’d be better as a plug-and-play kind of guy, but the Chiefs move him around a bit if need be.
The Chiefs need tackles and Eichenberg is one of the better options they can land in the draft. This would be a good pick at No. 31 overall.