4 First-Round Tackles the Chiefs Can Draft Following Latest Rumors

The Chiefs are favored to select an offensive lineman with their first selection in the 2024 NFL Draft
The Chiefs are favored to select an offensive lineman with their first selection in the 2024 NFL Draft / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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All signs point to Brett Veach and the Kansas City Chiefs selecting an offensive lineman, likely a tackle, in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft on Thursday night.

It was originally thought that Kansas City would prefer a wide receiver early, though the relative depth of the position in this class indicate Veach may be better off waiting until the second or third round to add a pass catcher. If the Chiefs want to get a premier offensive lineman, they'll need to act quickly.

Some mock drafts even suggest Kansas City could trade up, though other reports believe there will still be quality players at No. 32 available. With it appearing likely a lineman will be joining the roster, let's look at several left tackles that could be options for Veach and the Chiefs.

4 First-Round Tackles the Chiefs Should Draft

1. Tyler Guyton - Oklahoma

Tyler Guyton would likely require a trade, as he's projected to go somewhere around the No. 20 pick. Brett Veach hasn't been shy about trading for a player he covets in the past though, and Guyton projects as a potential game-changing offensive lineman at the next level.

At 6'8", 322 LBs, Guyton has experience at both right and left tackle. He allowed just one sack at right tackle over the last two seasons and played in a limited capacity at left tackle in his sophomore year. He's got a wide frame, good quickness and shows an ability to pull, something Andy Reid often asks offensive lineman to do with the Chiefs' scheme.

There are murmurs that Guyton could fall to the end of the first or even early second, so it's possible the Chiefs wouldn't need to trade up at all. He's an exceptional pass blocker but struggles in the run game, and his experience at right tackle could pose a problem given Kansas City already has Jawaan Taylor entrenched on that side.

Offensive line coach Andy Heck will have a lot of say in the decision. If he believes he can teach a guy like Guyton the left tackle position, Veach and Andy Reid can feel confident.

I haven't seen Guyton linked to the Chiefs throughout this process, but he's got a sky-high ceiling and physical traits worthy of a late first-round pick.

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