7-round mock draft features blockbuster Chiefs trade to get their next playmaker

Our latest seven-round delivers the next great playmaker for the Chiefs in a blockbuster move up in the first round.

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Round 6, Pick 210: Tanor Bortolini, IOL, Wisconsin

Getting Tanor Bortolini in the sixth round would be a dream come true for any franchise.

An experienced starter who has taken snaps at all 5 positions along the line, Brotolini had an excellent showing at the NFL Combine athletically. His movement skills and lateral agility are valuable tools along the interior and his flexibility is huge. Most teams will evaluate him as a center.

It sounds like Nick Allegretti might be looking for a starting role in 2024. He's been the interior swingman for the offense for years, a role that doesn't seem important on the surface level until they're starting a Super Bowl. The Chiefs could have Bortolini primed for a starting role in 2025 with the potential departure of Joe Thuney.

Round 7, Pick 250: Sam Hartman, QB, Notre Dame

Sam Hartman is an experienced starter who can effectively manage a game. He's an anticipatory thrower with average athleticism. Hartman can scramble when needed and is an above-average processor. He doesn't have the arm strength or ability to make plays off-schedule, however, and is prone to taking sacks.

The Chiefs have long looked for a young project quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes. They've continued to add veteran quarterbacks to the roster because they don't have trust in a project QB. Hartman is never going to be Patrick Mahomes but he can be Blaine Gabbert. He has a similar skillset to Gabbert and will be a cost-effective backup going forward.

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