4 Players the Chiefs Must Target With the No. 32 Pick

Adonai Mitchell averaged 15.4 yards per catch this year for the Texas Longhorns
Adonai Mitchell averaged 15.4 yards per catch this year for the Texas Longhorns / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /
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The 2024 NFL Combine gets underway this week and the Chiefs will pay close attention to a variety of prospects as Brett Veach nears his decision for the No. 32 overall pick in a talent-rich draft class.

There are many directions Veach can go with this pick and positions like wide receiver, offensive tackle, and defensive line will all be under consideration. Our original mock draft had Kansas City selecting Texas interior defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat, though he's just one of several enticing options.

With that in mind, here are four players the Chiefs must target with their first-round pick:

4 Players the Chiefs Must Target With First-Round NFL Draft Pick

1. Adonai Mitchell - WR, Texas

At 6'4" with good speed and excellent hands, Mitchell represents the kind of deep threat the Chiefs offense lacked this season. He caught 55 passes for 845 yards and 11 TDs this year, averaging 15.4 yards per catch for one of the country's best offenses.

With his stellar ability to track the ball and high-point catches, the Texas Longhorn would provide instant juice to the passing attack while stretching defenses for Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice to exploit underneath.

The Chiefs led the NFL in dropped passes with 44 and Mitchell had just one single drop on 86 targets. His ability to create separation and nuanced route-running are rare skills for a player at his size, and he'd give the organization two standout young receivers to grow and develop as Travis Kelce enters the twilight of his career.

Mitchell had seven TDs over his last eight games with Texas, showcasing a nose for the end zone that would pair perfectly with Patrick Mahomes.

In a class full of intriguing wide receiver prospects, Mitchell is one that Veach absolutely must consider with this first-round draft pick. If the Chiefs prefer to wait for a wide receiver, there are some other names worth considering as well, though.

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