Chiefs Land More Wide Receiver Help in Mel Kiper's Latest Mock Draft

Mel Kiper Jr has the Chiefs taking Texas WR Adonai Mitchell in his latest NFL mock draft
Mel Kiper Jr has the Chiefs taking Texas WR Adonai Mitchell in his latest NFL mock draft / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Draft is just over a month away and the Chiefs' likely targets in the first round are becoming more obvious. We've long expected that Kansas City would take a wide receiver with their initial draft pick, even after signing Hollywood Brown to a one-year deal, and Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft has the team doing just that.

ESPN's draft expert has the Chiefs drafting Texas WR Adonai Mitchell at the end of the first round as the seventh receiver off the board. He's been called a perfect prospect for Kansas City and is someone we've identified as an ideal fit too, so this would be a slam-dunk pick as Brett Veach rebuilds the offense.

With Rashee Rice, Travis Kelce, Brown and Mitchell, the Chiefs offense could even resemble the offensive juggernauts of Patrick Mahomes' early years.

Chiefs Draft News: KC Takes WR Adonai Mitchell in Mel Kiper's Latest Mock

According to Kiper, "Mitchell is a rising prospect who could complement Brown and Rashee Rice. He ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the combine and had an 11-foot-4 broad jump, which tied for second among all prospects. He has excellent hands, catching 11 touchdown passes last season. He can make defenders miss after the catch, too."

Kiper notes that the Chiefs could look at offensive tackle too, though the opportunity to land a playmaker like Mitchell was too tempting to pass up here. The 6'2", 205 LB former Longhorn has blazing speed and great size, showcasing an ability to make contested catches and churn out yards after the catch too, similar to Rice.

With seven TDs in his last eight games for one of the best teams in the country, Mitchell is no stranger to big plays against good opponents. If Brown only sticks around for one season, this draft pick would become even more appropriate.

We don't know how much football Kelce has left, so the organization needs to start preparing for his eventual departure now. Letting Rice and Mitchell grow together could keep the Chiefs humming offensively for years to come. Fingers crossed we get to see it happen.

Patrick Mahomes has the best odds to win NFL MVP at +600. If he gets another vertical threat like Mitchell, those odds could prove to be a steal.

You can capitalize on those odds right now and claim an instant $150 sign-up bonus from DraftKings just by betting $5! Click here to sign up, deposit at least $10 and bet $5 or more on Mahomes to win MVP and you'll immediately receive $150 in bonus bets to use freely. There's no better way to boost your bankroll - click here to sign up for DraftKings now!

More Kansas City Chiefs News:


Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.