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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Favorite Targets for the Chiefs at Pick #131 (4th Round)

Mason McCormick - OG - South Dakota State - 6'4" - 309 pounds

Consensus Draft Board Ranking - 123

Mason McCormick doesn't have my favorite game tape of the offensive guards in this draft class, but his potential definitely flashes. McCormick is an athletic mauler. He looks to bury defenders any chance he can and he's much faster getting to the next level than you'd expect a guy with his build to be. His 9.96 RAS score is one of the best in the history of the metric.

That being said, he's still a little stiff on tape and has some technique issues that need cleaned up or defensive tackles with elite size/speed and/or great technique will be able to exploit him in the NFL. However, since the Chiefs don't need a starter at guard this season they could spend a year refining his play and have him ready to take over for Trey Smith (who plays with a similar demeanor) the following season.

Javon Foster - OT - Missouri - 6'5" - 313 pounds

Consensus Draft Board Ranking - 132

I don't know if Javon Foster will ever be a top starting tackle in the NFL, but he seems like a guy who will be a solid starter or 6th offensive lineman for the next decade. Forster has good size and strength. He's an excellent run blocker and has the arm length and just enough athleticism to protect the edge against pass rushers. He doesn't have the ceiling of some of the offensive tackle prospects that will go in the first 2-3 rounds, but I think he has an NFL-caliber floor.

Even if Foster can't develop into KC's starting left tackle, he could become the eventual replacement for Jawaan Taylor at right tackle in a couple of years, or could even kick inside to guard. He wouldn't be a flashy pick, but I'm a fan of Foster's game and think he's one of the last tackle prospects on the board with a high likelihood of sticking in the NFL. I would love to see the Chiefs add him to their offensive line room.

The Chiefs have a couple of 5th round picks and I've got a couple of guys I like for each of them.