3-round KC Chiefs mock draft explores a trade-down scenario

For this exercise, we will be simulating the Chiefs' first three draft picks using PFF's mock draft simulator.

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Round 2 (63): Troy Franklin, Wide Receiver, Oregon

This isn't the first or the last time we will mock Franklin to the Chiefs. The fit just makes too much sense, especially when you look at the flaws in the Chiefs' current WR room, where they lack explosive athletes who can separate against man coverage. Franklin is not a true "X" who can play on the outside down after down, but he can function there occasionally. Franklin also has upside in the return game—another role the Chiefs should be looking to fill.

How he fits: Franklin is a threat to score anytime he has the ball. Right now, Rashee Rice feels like the only person that is true for. When it comes to the WR room needing a transformation, you don't worry about the role; instead, you focus on getting good players and figure out the rest later. Franklin could play outside some and in the slot predominantly. Rice could play outside more in 2024 and the Chiefs could find ways to factor in Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore. Franklin is more than just speed, but he has a dominant trait the Chiefs need.

Shades of: Jameson Williams

Next up, some Round 3 picks.