Round 6 – Pick 207
A. Pooka Williams – RB – Kansas
This would be a luxury pick. The Chiefs don’t need a running back, and frankly I’m not even sure if Pooka Williams can play running back in the NFL. He projects more as a gadget player who’s part third down back (with no pass protection skills) and part slot receiver. He will have solid value as a return man. Still, if any offensive mind could find a way to get Williams in space on offense, it would be Andy Reid.
B. Matt Bushman – TE – BYU
Matt Bushman is a very sure-handed target who is a good in-line blocker as well. However, he likely won’t be taken early because of his advanced age (25), limited separation ability, and the fact that he’s coming off an Achilles injury that caused him to miss the 2020 season. Still, a reliable blocker with dependable hands and solid college production (3 straight seasons with over 500 yards receiving) is worth a sixth round draft pick.
C. Alaric Jackson – OT – Iowa
Iowa has a history of producing solid NFL caliber linemen and Alaric Jackson was a four year starter at left tackle for the Hawkeyes. The good news is he is a really good run blocker, but there are concerns about his lateral agility on deeper pass pro sets. Jackson isn’t someone the Chiefs would want starting at left tackle on day one as a rookie, but he could be a valuable depth piece that may earn a bigger role down the road.
D. Mark Gilbert – CB – Duke
Mark Gilbert was on pace to be a top NFL prospect after his sophomore season (2017) when he had 21 passes defended and six interceptions. Then he suffered a major hip injury two games into the next season that kept him out the rest of that season and all of the 2019 season as he recovered from hip surgery. He was set to prove himself again in 2020 when the injury bug struck again and a foot injury set him back in the second game of the season. Is Gilbert a player that will never overcome this injury bug? I don’t know, but the elite upside he has shown when healthy might be worth the gamble at this point in the draft.
So there you have it Chiefs fans. There is your multiple choice mock draft based on players that were available in the majority of the mock draft simulators for each of KC’s draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. So who are you taking? I look forward to seeing what drafts people put together in the comments below.