With the conclusion of the 2019 season, the off-season preparation for the 2020 season is steadily approaching. What better way to prepare than with a mock draft?
Mock drafts are always a fun way to get a good look at the potential draftees for the Kansas City Chiefs in several weeks. While there is no clear-cut way to determine who the team will actually select, it still offers fans the opportunity to understand just who and what will likely be available, especially when the Chiefs pick at the bottom of the first round at No. 32 overall.
This mock draft was completed using TheDraftNetwork’s mock draft machine as a basis, and all Chiefs picks were selected manually.
In this 7-round mock, key position needs are addressed while also keeping in mind the importance of sustainability and role fit. Keep in mind the Chiefs already traded away their sixth and seventh round picks, which means Veach only has five at his disposal for now. How will these players fit into head coach Andy Reid‘s elaborate scheme? How will they adjust to defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s system?
This mock draft will cover all the ins and outs and provide fans with the opportunity to see who could possibly suit up for the Chiefs in 2020.
Round 1 (32) – Kenneth Murray, LB
The Chiefs are picking at No. 32, barring any trade-ups (or trade-downs), due to winning Super Bowl LIV. There are several great options for the Chiefs at this pick. While being unable to land players like Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, and Isaiah Simmons, the team could still get great value.
This mock draft has the Chiefs selecting LB Kenneth Murray out of Oklahoma. Murray is a beast. With a monster frame and long length, he’s an explosive tackler that can use his strength and athleticism to bring ball carriers down without issue. Doesn’t often miss tackles, which is what the Chiefs need—the team isn’t necessarily known for its elite tackling skills.
His range is excellent, and he’s able to switch gears like nobody’s business, which is saying something considering his size. He has great speed and would be an all-around dynamic player for the Chiefs. Being a linebacker requires not only a solid physical presence, but a mental presence as well. Murray has just that. He possesses excellent cognitive skills and has a great instinct for the game of football.
With a coach like Spagnuolo working with him on his decision-making and areas of need, Murray could easily be a huge factor for Kansas City.