2024 NFL Draft: 2 draft crushes in each round for the Kansas City Chiefs

The 2024 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday. Here are two of our favorite prospects to target for each of the Kansas City Chiefs' seven draft picks.
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The 2024 NFL Draft is finally here. On Thursday, the draft will finally get underway, and after months of speculation and predictions, we will finally get to see which players get matched up with each NFL team. For the past two months, I have spent most of my spare time poring over game tape and scouting reports of draft prospects trying to find the best fits for the Kansas City Chiefs. Now it's time to share some of my favorite players in this class.

In years past, the week of the draft I released my "Draft Crushes" at each position. However, this year several of my favorite players were found at the same position (but were of different caliber). Instead of leaving off some guys I really like for the sake of including other positions, I decided to arrange this year's overview by where the Chiefs should target them in the draft.

So here are my two favorite targets (or draft crushes) for each of KC's seven picks, as well as my two favorite elite talents that I would love to see the Chiefs make a major trade up for. To help slot these guys at the appropriate pick, I used Arif Hasan's Consensus Big Board that combines the rankings of 80 different draft analysts into one master list. (And check out our Chiefs-centric Big Board here.)

Favorite Trade Up Targets for the Chiefs

Rome Odunze - WR - Washington - 6'3" - 212 pounds

Consensus Draft Board Ranking - 6

I am on record as being all for a massive trade-up into the top ten for Rome Odunze. He's my favorite player in this draft class. His size, speed, route running, and contested catch supremacy all make him an elite prospect, but his personality and competitive nature make him my favorite player. The idea of pairing him with Patrick Mahomes for the next decade is too tempting. I get that people wouldn't want to see the Chiefs give up the number of picks it would take to get into the top ten, but adding a new elite talent to take over for the aging Travis Kelce as Mahomes' go-to guy would be well worth it.

Olu Fashanu - LT - Penn State - 6'6" - 312 pounds

Consensus Draft Board Ranking - 9

I think Olu Fashanu is one of the six best players in this draft class. At the start of the draft process that seemed to be the consensus as well, but now it seems like several people have him sliding out of the top ten. I'm not sure that will actually happen, but if it does and the Chiefs want to make a major move up for the best pass-blocking left tackle in this class to protect Patrick Mahomes' blind side for the next decade, I would be all for that as well.

Now let's look at some of my favorite players the Chiefs could take if they stay put at pick #32.

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