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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6. Khristian Boyd - DT, Northern Iowa (Pick 173)

I had Khristian Boyd going here in my last mock draft as well, and the Kansas City native would fulfill a lifelong dream by suiting up for the Chiefs. He's one of the strongest players in the class, bench-pressing 225 pounds 38 times at his pro day, a mark that would have led all defensive players at the NFL Combine.

Boyd had 38 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2023 and displays exceptional burst off the line. At 317 pounds, he's big enough to clog the middle of the field and plays with violent hands to beat double teams inside. Learning from Chris Jones would do wonders for his development and I could see Boyd making a similar impact to that of Mike Danna long-term, who was selected in the fifth round before developing into a quality rotational player.

He's already visited with the Chiefs and would be a strong addition to the locker room. When you're this late in the draft, you have to use some projection and imagine what a player could ultimately become.

Boyd's sheer strength and tenacious style project well long-term and I believe in Kansas City's coaching staff to get the best out the raw prospect.

It'd likely take a couple of years to see Boyd make much of an impact, but no team has been more successful at turning late-round picks into productive contributors than the Chiefs and Boyd could be their latest example.