Chiefs 7-Round NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Solidifying the Dynasty

Florida WR Ricky Pearsall had 965 receiving yards and five total TDs in 2023
Florida WR Ricky Pearsall had 965 receiving yards and five total TDs in 2023 / Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
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5. M.J. Devonshire - CB, Pittsburgh (Pick 159)

I had the Chiefs taking M.J. Devonshire with their second fifth-round pick in my initial mock draft, though he's rising a bit on draft boards and I don't want to risk missing out on a long-term option at cornerback. Brett Veach makes a living on finding late-round values at the position and Devonshire could be next in line.

A two-year starter at Pittsburgh after transferring from Kentucky, Devonshire quickly made a name for himself by making timely plays and showing a knack for the ball. He had seven interceptions and three TDs as a Panther, serving as a quality punt returner and notching a TD there as well.

As with any late-round prospect, Devonshire's game doesn't come without its flaws. He tends to give too much of a cushion in man coverage and has some technique issues to improve, though he's a tenacious player and seems to play his best in the biggest moments.

With great quickness and ball skills, Devonshire would be a welcome addition to the Chiefs' secondary. Considering Trent McDuffie, Joshua Williams, Jaylen Watson and Nazeeh Johnson are all projected to earn the majority of the playing time, the former Panthers star would have time to develop in Steve Spagnuolo's scheme before needing to make a massive contribution.