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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5. Elijah Jones - CB, Boston College (Pick 159)

At 6'2" with long arms and 4.44 speed, Elijah Jones would be an ideal mid-round selection to bolster Kansas City's secondary. He excels in press and man coverage with tremendous leaping ability and a knack for causing turnovers.

He's already 24 years old, but his tape speaks for itself and shouldn't have a steep learning curve at the professional level. He has 21 deflected passes and seven interceptions over the last two years, earning First-Team All-ACC honors in 2023.

Steve Spagnuolo likes tall, long corners and Jones fits that bill perfectly. He's not a flawless prospect with a thin frame, so he could stand to put on some muscle.

That said, his physical traits are exciting. One of the more athletic defensive backs in the draft class, Jones makes a ton of sense as a long-term L'Jarius Sneed replacement. Only 32% of passes his direction were completed in 2023, and he'd be a home run draft pick with Kansas City's first of two fifth-round selections.