Chiefs 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Potential Chris Jones Replacement Among Upside Picks

Our preliminary mock draft for the Kansas City Chiefs
T'Vondre Sweat is a 6'4", 362 LB monster of a man
T'Vondre Sweat is a 6'4", 362 LB monster of a man / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /
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2. Xavier Legette - WR, South Carolina (Pick 64)

Legette is an interesting evaluation, catching only 42 passes for 423 yards and five TDs in his first four college seasons combined before exploding on the scene in 2023 with 71 catches, 1,255 yards and seven TDs.

Despite being a late-bloomer, Legette has excellent speed and is one of the best deep-ball trackers in the class. He's got soft hands and plucks deep balls out of the air, a trait Kansas City receivers have lacked since trading away Tyreek Hill.

Listed at 6'3" and 222 LBs with a low 4.3 40-time, Legette could stretch defenses while Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce work underneath for easy completions.

He had a QB rating of 127.7 when targeted this year and his combination of elite speed and ability to make contested catches down the field has me drooling at the idea of what he could do with Patrick Mahomes under center.

Legette's freakish athletic ability has been compared to D.K. Metcalf, whom the Chiefs infamously passed on in 2019 to select Mecole Hardman. What better way to atone for past mistakes than to snag a potential second-coming?

Though his route-running needs improvement, pairing Sweat with Legette with the first two picks would give the Chiefs two of the best athletes in the class. For an offense that lacks what Legette brings to the table, he's worth the gamble.

He played QB in high school as well, for what it's worth, so he could have that connection with Mahomes that Travis Kelce's past as a QB enabled.

Speed, size, hands, and chemistry? Sign me up.