In my final seven-round mock draft of the year, the KC Chiefs add some promising depth pieces, including an interior offensive lineman who can help protect Patrick Mahomes.
The 2021 NFL Draft begins on Thursday and while the Kansas City Chiefs don’t have a first-round pick, they still have six selections that they plan to make the most out of. It’s a mystery as to what position the Chiefs will target with their first selection in the draft (which is now the No. 58 pick), as they have plenty of options.
In this mock, two first-round talents fell to the Chiefs at No. 58, so it was hard for them to pass up on taking either one of them. I’ll get more into who those players were in a moment, but first, I should mention that I put this mock draft together through The Draft Network’s simulator. It’s a great tool for all of you draft nerds out there.
So, without further ado, let’s get into my final mock draft of the 2021 NFL Draft!
KC Chiefs Mock Draft 8.0
Round 2: Pick 58 – Creed Humphrey, IOL (Oklahoma)
This pick might surprise some people, but considering Creed Humphrey was still on the board here (along with Alabama’s Landon Dickerson), the Chiefs couldn’t pass on him. When teams can find future starting offensive linemen deep in the second round, they should take full advantage.
Humphrey played center for the Sooners and was one of the best in the nation at the position. This quote on his draft profile on NFL.com really jumped out at me,
"“He was the best offensive lineman on the team when they won the Joe Moore Award (best offensive line in college football) and that line had everybody drafted, which speaks volumes for his ability.” — Southwest area scout for AFC team"
Oklahoma is always known for having an incredible offensive line so a comment like that really shows how talented he is. The Chiefs signed former Rams center Austin Blythe to a one-year deal and also have Nick Allegretti who could play center, but if Humphrey were the pick here, he’d be the likely Day 1 starter for KC.
This would be one heck of a first pick for the Chiefs.