2023 NFL Draft: Scouting offensive tackles for the Chiefs
By Grant Tuttle
Round 3: Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion
Nick Saldiveri has all the tools that are required of a tackle at the NFL level. There’s just one thing: He spent his time at Old Dominion. During his time there, he was a dominant player that was physically imposing. He flashed athleticism and versatility and proved to be a very good pass-blocker.
For the Chiefs, he would be a developmental piece that could serve as the swing tackle and play anywhere he was asked. The Chiefs would need to work with him on his power at the point of attack in the rush game and some technique, but overall Saldiveri could be a steal in the third round of the draft.
Round 4: Carter Warren, Pittsburgh
Carter Warren checks the boxes for a fit with the Chiefs. With good length and pass-blocking skills, at first glance, you might think Warren is a second or third-round option. Unfortunately, Warren has struggled with injury and is already 24 years old and will be 25 during his first season in the NFL. The Chiefs would be wise to take a look at him regardless due to his skills in the passing game.
Warren will need to get back to strength and work on his play strength as he would occasionally get overpowered by stronger pass-rushers. Further, he is not overly athletic or quick. He would make for an interesting option later in the draft for the Chiefs.