3-round Chiefs mock draft adds a 'Mutant' in the trenches

For this exercise, we will be simulating the Chiefs' first three draft picks using PFF's mock draft simulator
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Round 3 (pick 94): Matt Goncalves, Tackle, Pitt

How he fits: The Chiefs are going to need to continue to invest in high-upside tackle projects such as Wanya Morris and Matt Goncalves. It's either that or sacrifice lots of draft capital to trade for a veteran or move up in the first round.

While the jury is still out on Morris, the Chiefs should continue to look for a long-term answer at left tackle. Goncalves has the size Andy Reid and Andy Heck love for the position. Standing at 6'6" and weighing 330 pounds, he brings the needed size for the position, but arm length (as always) will be important for him at the combine.

Unfortunately, Goncalves will only play three games this season as he had season-ending surgery. Before the injury, most thought of the Pittsburgh product as a top 60 pick for the 2024 NFL Draft. Not getting to see him finish out the year is unfortunate for his development. His run blocking is a definitive strength but he's athletic enough to survive in pass protection. His base is really solid, and his ideal tackle build makes him tough against bull rushers. Speed rushers have given him issues in the past, which might look similar to tackle play the last three years in Kansas City.

Between Goncalves, Morris, and Jawaan Taylor, the Chiefs can hopefully answer their long-term tackle questions in this scenario.

Shades of: Jake Mathews