3 Kansas State prospects who could stay local with the Chiefs in the 2024 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs have some NFL draft prospects in their backyard. Which former Kansas City Wildcats should they look at selecting?
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OT KT Leveston

Now we are getting to round seven/priority undrafted free agent (UDFA) territory. Kansas City has a glaring need at offensive tackle this coming season. Wanya Morris and Jawaan Taylor are the presumptive starters, but neither is perfect, and the depth chart falls off quickly after them. The Chiefs need to invest time, money, and draft capital into the position this offseason. If they need a late-round flier for the position, could they look at KT Leveston?

Leveston's presence allowed Beebe to stay at left guard, and the two formed a solid tandem. At left tackle, Leveston was a solid run blocker with the athleticism to reach the second level and a mean streak to boot. He can come off his primary block and drive a linebacker ten yards downfield, or he can be a lead blocker on a quick sweep. Either way, Leveston does have raw tools that make him enticing.

Leveston would be garnering more attention if not for this year's deep offensive tackle class. Plus, he has a poor habit of overextending himself against pass rushers, a fatal flaw against NFL competition. That is a red flag, but it's the only major one I can see. On the edge, he handles both finesse and power rushers well, with a great base. A quick glimpse from the Shrine Bowl exhibits that.

The Chiefs can do worse than take a flier on Leveston in the sixth or seventh round. He also has some positional versatility and could move back to guard if need be. This is Kansas City's most likely Wildcat draftee, albeit a low-impact addition.

Other UDFA options: WR Phillip Brooks, LB Daniel Green, DE Khalid Duke

There are plenty of deep-threat wide receiver prospects out there, but Kansas City already brought in wide receiver Phillip Brooks for a closer look. Linebacker Daniel Green missed most of 2023 with a pectoral injury, but he has a playstyle similar to Willie Gay and a similar athletic profile. Khalid Duke, a defensive end, will likely be a Day 3 pick, but Michael Danna's return and Duke's build should keep Kansas City out of the running.