As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, we've compiled our top prospects for the Kansas City Chiefs. You might notice this Big Board looks different than several others. We've purposely factored in the Chiefs' positions of need into our Big Board, which means you'll notice a lack of quarterbacks, interior offensive linemen, and linebackers in the rankings—all positions at which the Chiefs are comfortable. Likewise, we will emphasize a greater impact at positions of need, such as wide receiver, offensive tackle, and interior defensive line.
Currently, the Chiefs are slated to have six picks in the 2024 NFL Draft. They have their own first, second, third, and fourth round picks. They also have two fifth-round picks: one via trade from the Dallas Cowboys and the other a compensatory pick.
While our Big Board features numerical rankings, it's better to think about these players in tiers. without any serious or strong convictions about one player being a slot or two higher than another. Be sure to bookmark this page for changes as we expand the Big Board with more players, adjust rankings after key checkpoints (bowl season, pro days, the NFL Combine, NFL free agency, etc.), and update draft picks for trades.
1. Marvin Harrison Jr, WR, Ohio State
The best receiver prospect since Julio Jones? Harrison literally does everything well. He can win down the field, in the intermediate, off a bubble screen, or on a fade. Harrison is as complete a wide receiver as you can hope to find in the draft.
2. Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
Nabers has another gear that most wideouts don't have, he's incredibly explosive and has been one of the most productive receivers in college football against high-level competition. He's looked great with contested catches and can win outside or inside. He has a limited route tree though.
3. Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
Son of former Chiefs Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jon Alt, Joe has taken a huge step in 2023 to solidify himself as one of the top tackles in this class. He's always been a great run blocker, but the consistency in pass protection has really grown. He's a plug and play tackle at the NFL level.
4. Rome Odunze, WR, Washington
Rome wasn't built in a day but his draft stock has gone through the roof in a season. 6'3" 215 pounds, ball tracking skills paired with great hands and ability to free-lance when a play breaks down. His skillset would be ideal for a Patrick Mahomes-led offense.
5. Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
Bowers is the second-best pass catcher in this class, yet he's still a proficent enough blocker to be played inline too. He's also dynamic enough to take jet sweep handoffs. When he enters the league, he will immediately be one of the best YAC tight ends in the game.
6. Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OT, Penn State
Fashanu turns 21 on December 9th and is still the most complete tackle prospect in the class. Strength, length, and power—he has it all. He seems to shine the brightest against top levels of competition, too. He's incredibly smooth at all levels.
7. Dallas Turner, ED, Alabama
Turner is an explosive speed rusher who has all the traits of a classic edge rusher. He's doubled his sack production even after losing rushing mate Will Anderson Jr. There are still some questions about play weight for him but the skill set is ideal for an impact edge.
8. Cooper DeJean, CB, Iowa
Unfortunately, DeJean lost the end of his season to injury but he still posted a great season. An impact corner in coverage DeJean has elite athleticism (freaks list member) and has lived in the slot. He might end up at safety at the next level but similar questions were asked about Brian Branch who seemingly makes plays weekly. Impact special teams player.
9. Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
The 6'6", 330-pound tackle is a tone-setter in the run game and has provided solid protection in pass pro. Similar to Darnell Wright last year, you can project him at left tackle or keep him at right and let him be at his best. He's a bit lunge-y to play the left side but his length translates well to the right.
10. Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
Wiggins is a high football character corner with the best raw coverage skills in the draft. He has elite recovery speed and a solid understanding of coverage as a former wideout. He's a little undersized for the position and lacks some play strength but there's lockdown corner potential.
11. Jer'Zhan Newton, IDL, Illinois
The top interior defensive lineman, Newton is the rare complete interior prospect. He shoots gaps quickly enough to blow up plays in the backfield but is strong enough to maintain the line of scrimmage against the run. He's a little small by interior standards but his play speaks for itself.
12. Jared Verse, ED, Florida State
Last year Verse might have been a top 10 pick, but his stock has gone down some this year with a lack of productivity. A member of Bruce Feldman's "freaks" list there's still lots of upside to Verse. He's struggled translating pressures to sacks this season but the run defense is still solid.
13. Byron Murphy II, IDL, Texas
At 6'1" 305lbs Murphy profiles as a pass rush first, gap shooting defensive tackle. In his first year as a starter for the Longhorns he generated 45 pressures. While he is slightly undersized the success of smaller interior defenders before him should make him a 1st round pick. His upside is as high as an defender in the class.
14. JC Latham, OT, Alabama
Another lengthy tackle prospect Latham is an experienced SEC blocker. He's smooth and fluid and excels with outside zone and pass protection. He tends to bend his waist at times rather than using his core strength but he's made up for it with pure length.
15. Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama
Arnold posses the physical profile and ball production of a top corner in any draft. He is fluid and athletic in coverage and is cerebral in coverage. There's room for growth in run support and against larger physical receivers but starting for the the Crimson Tide as a freshman shows something.
16. Laiatu Latu, ED, UCLA
After medically retiring, Latu transferred to UCLA and resumed playing, and since then he's put together some of the best tape of any edge rusher. He's not the physically gifted of the pass rushers but he's so refined, the productivity is undeniable. Medicals will be a major concern.
17. Quinyon Mitchell, CB, Toledo
Long and lean, Mitchell has the coverage skills and ball production to entice an NFL staff. He plays with a fiery edge that at times can make him susceptible to big plays. However, his elite 32.4 passer rating allowed will likely make him a day 1 pick. He had a terrific Senior Bowl.
18. Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama
Long and lean McKinstry has the signature corner look. He's a willing participant in the run game and does a nice job controlling receivers on their release. He should be a strong tester at the combine too.
19. Brian Thomas Jr, WR, LSU
Thomas' traits are through the roof: 6'4", 220 pounds with a reported 4.40 second time in the 40-yard dash, there's a lot to like. He's not a complete route runner and has struggled against top competition but he might be one of the best pure prospects at receiver in the class.
20. Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
6'7" 328lbs Guyton is a prototype of length and agility for an NFL caliber tackle. He's raw in aspects of his game after just one year starting but the traits are unteachable. Guyton will have some growing pains as a first year starter but his upside is immense.
21. Jackson Powers-Johnson, IOL, Oregon
Rapidly rising up draft boards, Powers-Johnson had an excellent senior bowl and was a unanimous All-American. Our top rated interior offensive-linemen, JPJ has played guard and center. Most teams will covet him as a center but he's one of the safer prospects in the draft.
22. Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
When healthy Mims might have the 2nd best tape of any tackle in this class. He's just played very little as a starter. He's an elite-level athlete at the tackle position, he moves like a tight end in space. 6'7" 330 pounds he has all the tools of an elite tackle. He's only played right tackle but could easily move to the left side, there will be a development curve for him as a raw prospect.
23. Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
Franklin posted over 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns this year for the Ducks. He has elite speed and ball skills and is a nightmare in the open field. He's got room to grow against zone and at the catch point but his speed is among the best in the class. Classic field stretcher.
24. Darius Robinson, ED, Missouri
A recent move to edge rusher has helped Robinson become a top prospect. His large 6'5" 286lbs frame has made him a power rusher from the edge that helped him accumulate 8.5 sacks in 2023. His frame, power and performance at the senior bowl make him a potential 1st round pick.
25. Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas
6'4" 200 pounds, strong hands, dynamic after the catch, and has posted 9 touchdowns for the Longhorns. He doesn't have breakaway speed but Mitchell has the skill set to live on the outside if needed in the NFL.
26. Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
Coleman has burst on the scene this year for Florida State after transferring from Michigan State. His basketball background shows at the catch point and he's dynamic after the catch as well. Coleman is an ideal X receiver at the next level. Some questions about lack of separation might hold some teams back on him.
27. Ennis Rakestraw Jr. CB, Missouri
An ideal press man corner, Rakestraw is physical and sound with his footwork. He doesn't have the straight line speed that other corners have in the draft but he will be appealing because of physicality. Medicals could be an issue.
28. Chop Robinson, ED, Penn State
A member of Bruce Feldman's "freaks list." Robinson is a twitchy explosive athlete who's posted some of the top pass-rush win rates in college football. He's been a bit of a concern against the run but there's a lot of potential to tap into with Robinson.
29. Devontez Walker, WR, North Carolina
"Tez" Walker has been plagued with inconsistency on and off the field. At times he can look like the best player on the field and other times he's looked disinterested. After having transfer issues he missed part of his final season with Drake Maye. His speed, acceleration and competitiveness at the catch point could make him a day 1 pick.
30. Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
After tearing his ACL last year, Morgan has recovered nicely to keep his draft stock intact. He has ideal tackle size and athleticism he's consistently added weight over his time at Arizona and profiles as a pass-protect first tackle. Sub 33 inch arms might have him at guard at the next level though.
31. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington
Fautanu has been the left tackle for one of college football's best passing offenses. His combine will be important for his draft stock as there are some questions if he can stick at tackle. Strong, athletic, and excels in pass protection. He's a smart blocker that has a high floor for any team needing offensive line help.
32. Graham Barton, IOL, Duke
Barton is fairly high for our Chiefs' big board but that's because of his insanely high floor. There's a scenario where he could be viable at all 5 positions along the line. He'll be great on the interior and can kick out to tackle in a pinch. Most teams will want him at center.
33. Bralen Trice, ED, Washington
Trice is an edge rusher who has a high floor at the next level. His speed-to-power rush is enough to be effective and he sets a great edge. He still lacks a pass rush arsenal but he has a skill set that translates at the next level.
34. Ladd McConkey, WR. Georgia
Physically, there's nothing overwhelming about McConkey but he's a complete route runner who separates regularly. Teams might overlook his lack of traits but his ability to find space and make the catch fits in any NFL offense. He's had some health issues as well that could create concern.
35. Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
Ideal length, over 1300 snaps along both sides of the offensive line Suamataia will be enticing for a team later in the first. He's played in a run heavy offense that relies on RPOs frequently so pass protection might be an issue at first but he has strength and agility to adapt.
36. Adisa Isaac, ED. Penn State
Another twitched up athlete from Penn State, Isaac has speed and get off which will excite NFL scouts. However, there are some concerns about him at the point of attack and gap integrity. He profiles as a classic day two edge rusher with upside.
37. Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
Lassiter has "Steve Spagnulo" written all over him. Versatile, he can line up outside or in the slot and is an impact blitzer as well with 5.5 sacks and tackles for loss. He's ideally a zone defender but could survive in man at the next level.
38. Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina
For a player who is 6'3", 220 pounds, and who has been clocked at 22 mph on GPS tracking this year, there's lots to love about Legette. He's a powerful runner with the ball in his hands and has been strong at the catch point. He's going to need time as a route runner but the floor is high for his skill set.
39. Kris Jenkins, IDL, Michigan
Son of NFL All-Pro Kris Jenkins Sr. and member of Bruce Feldman's "Freaks list" Jenkins has potential. He's been a force in the run game that still has potential as a pass rusher. He's led college football in PFF's "run stops" in 2022. He struggles to combine moves as a pass rusher and is mostly a pocket pusher to this point.
40. Leonard Taylor, IDL, Miami
There are times when you're watching Taylor that you'd think he's a top 10 pick and then there are times he looks like a day 3 project. Taylor is physically gifted enough to be an elite interior pass rusher but he seems to struggle with consistency. High ceiling and a low floor.
41. Patrick Paul, OT, Houston
Starting at left tackle, Paul has the type of length 36 3/8-inch arms, and 85-inch-plus wingspan that will likely be the largest of the class. He's only allowed 3 sacks in his college career. It's hard to beat Paul once he has his hands on you. A lack luster senior bowl might have teams waiting till day 2 for him.
42. Malachi Corley, WR, Western Kentucky
Corley is an elite playmaker with the ball in his hands he's been mostly a gadget player until 2023. He has the raw athleticism to make an instant impact for any offense as a receiver down the field he will take time to develop. He's very physically gifted but will need time to develop as a route runner.
43. Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan
It's hard to imagine a player's stock rising more after winning a National Championship but Wilson's has. He dominated at the senior bowl showing speed and burst to get open at all levels of the field. Coaches will love his high football character and competitiveness at the catch point.
44. T'Vondre Sweat, IDL, Texas
A true nose tackle at 6'4" 360 pounds, humans this big aren't supposed to move like Sweat does. Don't let his size fool you though he's playing a real amount of snaps, not just rotational. Sweat might be one of the best nose prospects since Vita Vea. He's going to play a run down only player mostly but there is still some juice as a pass rusher.
45. Zach Frazier, IOL, West Virginia
Strong leverage based blocker that has 4 wrestling state championships to his name. Frazier broke his leg in November and is already sprinting again. He's an ideal build for a center with a low center of gravity and plenty of power.
46. Ja'Tavion Sanders, TE, Texas
Sanders might not be the most complete tight end in the class but he is the most explosive. Sanders possesses speed that can pull away from defensive backs and can be featured out of the slot. Sanders isn't a traditional blocking TE but in the right offense he could be a dynamic weapon.
47. Jonah Elliss, ED, Utah
Though slightly undersized as an edge defender, Eliss has been incredibly productive, logging 12 sacks and 16 tackles for loss. He's got decent bend and speed around the edge but he will either need to increase his speed or power to win regularly at the next level.
48. Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
Speed is the key tool for Worthy, but he's not just a deep threat though. His acceleration makes him an impact player after the catch too. At times he fights the ball to catch it and is slightly built for an outside receiver in the NFL. He will needs to be schemed to have free releases or YAC opportunities often.
49. TJ Tampa, CB, Iowa State
Tampa isn't super explosive and hasn't posted big interception numbers but he is incredibly sticky in coverage. He has an ideal corner frame and has great anticipation for reading routes and the quarterback's eyes.
50. Chris Braswell, ED, Alabama
Braswell is different than some of the other edge prospects to come out Alabama. A power based rusher that doesn't rely on speed or bend to impact the passer. He plays with a high motor has been an effective edge setter as well.
51. Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale
If he played this season (medicals), Amegadjie would be an easy day-two selection. Big, tall, strong, with 36-inch[ arms, Amegadjie has a prototypical tackle build and hasn't allowed a sack in two years at Yale. Lack of high level competition and medicals will both me big questions for him.
52. Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota
If you've watched a Minnesota game this year you've noticed Nubin. He just makes plays all over the fields. Great on the ball and in coverage Nubin has the potential to be the next immediate impact safety drafted. He's a heat seeking missel but leave's some room for improvement in coverage.
53. Zak Zinter, IOL, Michigan
After missing the National Championship with an injury Zinter will be one of the top interior prospects in the draft. His long arms make him a solid pass blocker that could even kick out to tackle in a pinch. He's been a key part of one of the best offensive lines in college football.
54. Ja'lynn Polk, WR, Washington
With a 1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns Polk has been a part of the three-headed monster of the Washington passing attack. At 6'2" 200 pounds, he can line up on the outside or in the slot. Is he a product of an incredible cast of skill position players or an NFL-caliber starting receiver?
55. Kamren Kinchens, S, Miami
A deep safety with elite ball production and range makes sense for any defense. Though he's not always the most willing tackler he's a defender quarterbacks have to respect. His 2022 film could have him as a fringe 1st rounder 2023 he took a step back in coverage.
56. Braden Fiske, IDL, Florida State
Fiske transferred to Florida State this year for a step up in level of competition and he played well. An older prospect Fisk has limitations as a pass rusher but he's a double team machine. He's likely a situational run stopper but has power aplenty.
57. Payton Wilson, LB, N.C. State
Wilson might be the best line backing prospect based on agility alone. He has eye popping agility and GPS tracking numbers. His testing will be impressive. He's not an impact run defender but is high motor. Might be some medical concerns.
58. Ricky Pearsall, WR, Florida
Pearsall might be one of the best route runners in the draft and he dominated at the Senior Bowl. His straight line speed and strong hands will make him exciting vertical option to any offense. Slightly built he can struggle against large physical corners.
59. Michael Hall Jr., IDL, Ohio State
Hall doesn't have eye popping numbers but he does have one of the best pass rush win rates from the interior defensive line spot. Slightly undersized he shoots gaps and gets up the field quickly. He has some boom or bust to his game.
60. Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M
Cooper fits the profile of most day 2 linebackers. He has traits (straight line speed and length) and some flaws as well. He was a highly productive college players and defenses will love his leadership. He struggles to get off blocks, especially if he doesn't have a size advantage.
61. Jonathon Brooks, RB, Texas
After tearing his ACL mid-season Brooks will likely not be able to test at the combine or at a pro-day. His tape still makes him RB1 in this class he has speed and vision that has come to be the standard for Texas backs. He profiles as a 3 down back for an NFL team.
62. Christian Haynes, IOL, UConn
The All-American guard doesn't have a particular trait that jumps out at you but he does everything well. He has nice power skills inside and moves well outside. He's not the most athletic or the strongest but he's technically sound.
63. Trey Benson, RB, Florida State
Benson is an elusive runner who rarely goes down on first contact. He has straight line speed and is an improved pass protector and catcher. His usage and offensive line might have teams excited for what he can do in an NFL offense.
64. Calen Bullock, S, USC
Though slightly undersized Bullock has the range and ball skills to be a traditional free safety at the next level. He's been a ballhawk in coverage and has great instincts as well.
65. Marshawn Kneeland, ED, Western Michigan
Kneeland has been a dominant force in the MAC. His 6'3" 280lbs frame make him a dominant power rusher that plays with a mean streak. He's not the most quick or bendy guy but coaches will love his motor.
66. Junior Colson, LB, Michigan
Voted defensive MVP of a dominant Michigan defense Colson has all the intangibles. He's a tackling machine that rarely misses upon first contact. His athletic testing will be valuable for his celling in coverage.
67. AJ Barner, TE, Michigan
Barner is a plus blocker and has a nice feel for space as a pass catcher. He's somewhat limited athletically but he's not been pushed as passing weapon in Michigan's run heavy scheme. Barner would be a great 2nd or 3rd tight end for an NFL roster.
68. Jalen McMillan, WR, Washington
McMillan is often the forgotten piece of the dominant Washington offense because he was the dirty work guy. Lots of his production came at or around the line of scrimmage. He gets open consistently but isn't a huge YAC weapon. Nice frame and build at 6'1" has room for development.
69. Cooper Beebe, IOL, Kansas State
Beebee is our top-ranked pure guard, while others above him might have more versatility he's a plug-and-play started at guard. His heavy hands and power are felt most in the run game, he's an emerging pass blocker who will develop at the next level.
70. Mekhi Wingo, IDL, LSU
Though slightly undersized Wingo is a bowling ball on the interior. He uses power and leverage to shoot gaps and has a high motor. His high football character helped him get to wear the respected #18 for LSU. He's not a run stuffer but he can make plays there too.
71. Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon
Irving is explosive, his speed and agility help him eat up every yard available to him. He's slightly built but plays bigger than his size. An impact pass catcher, Iriving would be an excellent change of pace back.
72. Kalen King, CB, Penn State
King brings a physical presence to the corner position you've come to expect from Penn State. He's made nice plays on the ball and provides pop in the run game. He's struggled against top-level competition at times.
73. Kris Abrams-Draine, CB, Missouri
An instinctive cover corner Abrams-Draine has had some of the best ball production of any Division 1 corner. However, he is slightly built and might not fit into every scheme as he is better off the ball.
74. Malik Washington, WR, Virginia
Washington impressed at the Shrine bowl practices with his agility and area quickness. He's a versatile route runner that finds space at all 3 levels. He's very slender and lack breakaway speed but his ability to get open at that size will draw comparisons to Tank Dell
75. McKinnley Jackson, IDL, Texas A&M
Jackson is a brick house when it comes to gap integrity. He is an impact player in the run game who has shown flashes as a pass rusher with 3 sacks this season. Despite his 6'2" frame, he's agile enough to shoot gaps.