Chiefs 7-Round NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Fixing the Wide Receiver Problem

Keon Coleman scored 11 TDs at Florida State in 2023
Keon Coleman scored 11 TDs at Florida State in 2023 / Morgan Tencza-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL Draft is less than three weeks away and it's time to shift our focus to who the Chiefs might take as they prepare for a potential three-peat. Brett Veach has done a spectacular job in recent drafts and I expect multiple impactful playmakers to come from this 2024 class.

In both of my first two mock drafts, Kansas City waited until the second round to address wide receiver. Betting odds suggest the Chiefs are likely to take a wideout in the first round however, and in this upcoming mock the organization swings for the fences at the position.

With the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Rashee Rice and underwhelming production from the rest of the group, it's important to ensure Patrick Mahomes has enough weapons in 2024 and beyond. Let's dive into the third version of our mock draft series:

Chiefs 7-Round NFL Mock Draft

1. Keon Coleman - WR, Florida State (Pick 32)

I won't argue with people who prefer Ladd McConkey out of Georgia here, but Keon Coleman has long been one of my draft crushes and I couldn't resist the opportunity to hit a potential home run at wide receiver.

At 6'4", 210 LBs, Coleman is a physical freak with highlight catches that'll remind you of a young Odell Beckham Jr. He had 798 yards and seven TDs at Michigan State in 2022 before transferring to Florida State and catching 50 passes for 658 yards and 11 TDs last year. He was the Seminoles' punt returner as well, flashing exceptional agility and shiftiness for a player his size.

He'd likely be the best player on the roster at making contested catches as soon as he was drafted, and selecting Coleman could help fix the mistake of passing on DK Metcalf several years ago.

A willing and physical blocker in the run game, Coleman's mentality would fit well in Kansas City. His advanced metrics aren't superb, but the pure talent certainly is.

Patrick Mahomes has never played with a receiver like Coleman. He's massive yet agile, intense yet sure-handed. I'd love the fit here, and I'm hoping we get to see Coleman highlights all year long.

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