Breaking down the Kansas City Chiefs draft options at offensive tackle

The 2024 NFL Draft has a strong offensive tackle class, but does that mean it will be easy for the Kansas City Chiefs to find one that fits their needs?
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Second Tier Right Tackle Prospects

Tyler Guyton - Oklahoma - 6'8" - 322 pounds - 34 1/8" arms

Of the second-tier pure tackle prospects in this draft class, Tyler Guyton is the one who is mocked in the first round consistently. He has a lot of fans who believe in his athletic upside, but I think Guyton is an overrated prospect. Yes, he has the smooth lateral agility to become a good pass protector in the NFL and potentially even move to the left side, but he is not ready to play on day one.

If Guyton was a young prospect, that might be more palatable, but he'll turn 23 this June. Plus, despite his athleticism, he had a very low 59.0 PFF pass-blocking grade on true pass-set plays last season.

Guyton has played almost exclusively on the left side in college, and while his athleticism shows up on tape, so does his poor technique and questionable anchor. Many experts feel that these things can be cleaned up, but the number of times I watched him get overpowered or out-leveraged by college defenders is concerning to me.

Guyton is consistently mocked in the 20s ahead of KC's pick and the thought of trading up (even a little) for a player who would need to switch sides, clean up his technique, and build functional strength seems crazy to me. Guyton may develop into a good pass-protecting tackle someday, but his current price is too steep for a developmental project.

Blake Fisher - Notre Dame - 6'6" - 310 pounds - 34 3/8" arms

Blake Fisher is a 21-year-old prospect who never got a chance to play left tackle at Notre Dame because of Joe Alt. There is some thought that he might be able to make the switch, but Fisher isn't as athletic as most of the other left tackle prospects in either the first or second tier of tackles. His tape is solid, but I'm not sure how high his ceiling is.

If the Chiefs believe Jawaan Taylor can play left tackle and wanted someone reliable enough to start at right tackle on day one at the end of the second round, Fisher could be an option. He's one of those guys that may not ever be a Pro Bowl player but will likely have a solid NFL starting career on the right side.

Roger Rosengarten - Washington - 6'5" - 308 pounds - 33 1/2" arms

Roger Rosengarten had a very successful college career and didn't allow a single sack over the past two seasons at Washington. He showed off his athleticism at the NFL Combine and has an impressive 9.2 RAS (Relative Athletic Score). That athleticism and technique may lead some teams to even consider him on the left side. Once again, what could work against the Chiefs considering him there is his slightly short arms and overall length for a tackle.

I really like Rosengarten as a third-round pick, a depth piece with potential as a swing tackle and possibly even as a long-term guard replacement if he can build a little more functional strength. Is he someone that I feel comfortable with as the only other option at left tackle with Wanya Morris next season? No.

So at this point, we've looked at 11 of my top 15 tackle prospects, and of those 11, only two of them are true left tackle prospects (depending on what you think of Fautanu). There is also a very good chance they will both go in the first 15 picks. So is this loaded tackle class a really bad fit for the Chiefs? Maybe not, because these four remaining prospects are guys who played left tackle in college and all four meet the physical profile for a tackle for the Chiefs.

So let's look at the four players that I feel are the most likely options for the Chiefs in the 2024 draft class.