7-round Chiefs mock draft: New offensive foundation takes shape

In this 7-round mock draft, the Chiefs lay a long-term foundation for the team's offense.

Florida State v Florida
Florida State v Florida / James Gilbert/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 7
Next

Round 5, Pick 157: Dillion Johnson, RB, Washington

Dillon Johnson
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

After transferring from Mississippi St. to Washington, Dillon Johnson had an excellent 2023 with over 1,300 all purpose yards. Johnson was lead back for the best offense in college football.

An exciting size/speed combo, Johnson is an effective downhill runner who has been a factor in the passing game as well. He's likely not ready to pass protect at the NFL level, but at his size, there's reasons for optimism. He can also fit into inside or outsize zone schemes.

With Isiah Pacheco being the only running back returning for 2024, the need for Johnson is obvious. Even if the Chiefs like Deneric Prince (a camp darling from 2023), there's still a role for Johnson. He's much larger and quicker than Clyde Edwards-Helaire but not as quick as McKinnon. He could be their potential passing down back, a role they've used frequently over the years.