6 NFL draft prospects that Chiefs fans should scout in CFP Championship Game

The Washington-Michigan game will feature plenty of players who could suit up for the Chiefs.

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The stage is set for the biggest college football game of the year. The Michigan Wolverines take on the Washington Huskies on Monday Night in Houston. There will be NFL talent all over the field and Kansas City Chiefs fans and scouts alike will all be watching closely as the NFL draft approaches.

Some of the prospects in this game such as Michael Penix Jr. and J.J. McCarthy do not make sense for the Chiefs' draft considerations since they already have their quarterback. Other prospects such as wide receiver Rome Odunze are likely going to be long gone by the time the Chiefs are on the clock. While it would be fantastic to see Mahomes to Odunze, it's unlikely to be anything more than a fantasy.

For this exercise, we will be focusing on players who the Chiefs could be in striking range of and/or have an obvious need.

Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

Troy Fautanu
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The left tackle of the Joe Moore award-winning Washington offensive line, Troy Fautanu is the leader of the unit. We've listed him as offensive line as there as some evaluators who see him as a guard at the next level. His NFL Combine measurements will help determine if he can stick on the outside in the league. He's a smooth mover and technically sound and he has helped Washington quarterbck Michael Penix Jr. to be one of the least sacked QBs in college football.

The Chiefs might have their tackles of the future with Wanya Morris and Jawaan Taylor but it doesn't hurt to be safe. Fautanu could compete at tackle in 2024 for the Chiefs and if he fails to win the job he's there as depth and a replacement for Trey Smith and Joe Thuney in 2025. High floor player with a high football character.

Projection: Top 60 pick