With draft day just around the corner, NFL fans across the nation are getting in their final mock drafts and prospect breakdowns to prepare for the big night.
While K.C. Chiefs fans have been just as busy making up mock drafts for months in order to hit all the needs in what is a pivotal draft for the organization, general manager Brett Veach had to ruin all of our plans and shake up the draft strategy by trading for Pr -Bowl left tackle Orlando Brown. Overall, the move was great for Kansas City and both teams came away with a fair deal.
With the Chiefs biggest need now out of the way, they’re in position to take the best player available with most of their picks, which is something we could not say before. With that being said, here’s what an ideal Chiefs draft could look like starting off in the second round.
Round 2, pick 58, UNC WR Dyami Brown
In my prior mock draft before the Orlando Brown trade, I took Dyami Brown with pick 63 but with the Chiefs picking up pick 58 from the Baltimore Ravens, the objective hasn’t changed with the Chiefs first second round pick. Brown’s stock seems to be at an all-time high as of right now, so the Chiefs getting pick 58 gives them a better chance of landing him and he’s still a perfect fit for the Chiefs offense. Honestly, I’m not at all opposed to the Chiefs trading up again in the second round to grab Brown if that’s what it takes, because he is that good. However, this receiver class is very deep.
Brown does a lot of the dirty work that can fill the void left by Sammy Watkins such as being a willing blocker and winning over the middle. Brown can also thrive in a vertical passing offense like Kansas City with his 20 yards per reception that he displayed at North Carolina the past two seasons. A true X receiver, Brown could help make this Chiefs offense unstoppable with its revamped offensive line and already stacked receiving corps.
Brown will just need to polish his route tree and work on his hands some more. As mentioned before, the Chiefs would be making a mistake if they didn’t pick up a talented receiver that would be seeing single coverage more often than not with Patrick Mahomes as their quarterback.