K.C. Chiefs fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting the 2021 NFL Draft. Given the team’s relatively silence in free agency this year, an even greater emphasis has been placed upon the draft to help fill out the Chiefs roster for what will hopefully be another run at the Super Bowl. If you’re like me, you have read countless scouting reports, purchased draft guides, and watched player games on YouTube. Then once you are armed with enough knowledge of this year’s class, it’s off to the mock draft simulators to see what you can come up with.
Mock drafts have been a staple of pre-draft buildup for years, but the recent addition of draft simulators has made it that much easier for fans to take a turn trying to draft as many of their favorite players as possible. If you are a true mock draft addict like myself, you even figure out which simulators consistently have certain players still on the board when the Chiefs pick. You want a certain tackle to still be available in the second round? Use this simulator. You want to get that receiver you like in the third round every time? Well then use that one.
I decided it might be interesting to see what the options for the Chiefs might be like if we took more of a collective look at the most popular mock draft simulators. So I did a Chiefs mock on all four of my favorite NFL draft simulators at the same time and compared who was available at each pick. The mock draft simulators I used were Fanspeak’s On The Clock Mock Draft Simulator, the Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine, Pro Football Focus’ Mock Draft Simulator, and Pro Football Network’s Mock Draft Simulator.
For every pick the Chiefs currently have in the 2021 NFL Draft (I didn’t do any trades), I looked at what players were available at each position. Using those results I have put together a multiple choice mock draft for Chiefs fans. In order for a player to be on the list for that pick he had to be available at that pick on three of the four simulators. For example, Teven Jenkins slipped to pick #31 on one of the simulators, but since he was long gone on the other three, he isn’t one of the choices available for that pick.
While I looked at almost all the positions at each pick, the final choices who made the list were based on value, the Chiefs need at that position, and if I felt that player was a good fit for the Chiefs. For example, I’m not opposed to the Chiefs taking a linebacker or cornerback in the second round. However, because several went off the board in the second round in multiple simulators, the best guys available at those positions in at least three of the four simulations weren’t a good value in the second round. Also, there were a couple of times the top ranked player at a position was a guy that I didn’t think fit what the Chiefs like at that position (like an undersized edge player who would be a better fit as a 3-4 OLB).
Finally, because of how much overlap there was in who was the best available for K.C.’s two fourth round picks and then again for their two fifth round picks, I simply offered more options below. You can pick two players from the list for those rounds.
So let’s get this Chiefs multiple choice mock draft started with the options for their first round pick.