2020 7-round mock draft brings risk yet reward for Chiefs
By Jalon Dodson
Round 5 (159) – Sewo Olonilua, RB
The final pick for the Chiefs comes with a much-needed position: running back. Throughout this mock, there were countless available options such as Jonathan Taylor, J.K. Dobbins, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and even DeAndre Swift (that move would require a trade-up), but each position group was addressed and the Chiefs did not put an emphasis on the ground game in 2019—making small additions like this could change that.
The mock has the Chiefs selecting RB Sewo Olonilua out of TCU. Olonilua is a ginormous 6’3, 240 lb. back who boasts tremendous athleticism. He suffered off-field issues in the form a felony drug charge, which hurt his draft stock and caused him to fall after missing the 2019 season. He may very well go undrafted due to it, as well as the fact that his game has too many inconsistencies.
The raw potential is there—the speed, the size, the athleticism, everything you’d need in a running back. Putting it all together will be the most daunting task for the Chiefs if they were to draft Olonilua. He’d make a great addition in the pass game as well, which is what running backs almost have to possess in Reid’s scheme.
If he’s able to clean up his actions and work with the team’s coaches to unleash his true potential, he’s easily a monster and could complement Mahomes very nicely.
Overall, this would be a rather outstanding draft for the Chiefs. The one downside to it, however, is that it has a lot of raw potential. This is a good thing, until you take time to understand that untapped potential needs to be mined by the coaches and perfected properly.
The Chiefs have an amazing coaching staff and could develop these players seemingly without an issue, but that’s taking a heavy risk and likely leaves the team without many early contributors. If things worked out ideally, however, this could be one of the best draft classes (excluding 2017) that the Chiefs have seen in recent years.