Chiefs 7-round mock draft features huge trade with bitter rivals

The Chiefs don't want to help their hated rivals find their answer at QB, but the opportunity was right here to add picks.

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Round 2 (No. 44 overall) - Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU

Trade: The Chiefs trade picks No. 32 (1st) and No. 173 (5th) to the Las Vegas Raiders for picks No. 44 (2nd) and No. 77 (3rd)

in this mock, Brett Veach surveyed the terrain at No. 32 and decided he'd be safe to slide well into Round 2 if it meant picking up two Top 80 picks in the heart of a deep draft. For the Raiders, it was a move up to grab Oregon quarterback Bo Nix in the late first and a chance at that 5th-round option in case all goes well.

For the Chiefs, it was a chance to grab four young prospects on Day 2 and it begins here at No. 44 overall with the selection of Kingsley Suamataia.

Suamataia comes with the rare combination of youth, athleticism, strength, and measurables that could very well tempt a team in the bottom half of the first round to take him over more pro-ready tackles. However in this instance, the Chiefs are thrilled to find Suamataia there at No. 44 after trading out of the first round altogether.

It doesn't hurt that Suamataia comes from BYU, the alma mater of Andy Reid, but he doesn't need any bonus reasons for the Chiefs to take him. At 6'6, 315 lbs., he certainly looks the part of a long-term blindside protector, and his prowess as a pass blocker in particular is already on par with the NFL level. The fact that he's only 21 years old points to an unknown ceiling, and Andy Heck should be thrilled to be given such a project.

Kansas City would be an ideal spot for Suamataia who could come in and compete with Wanya Morris right away for a starting role. Either player would make an exemplary swing tackle early in his career, and K.C. should be set for years to come on the bookends after rotating starters over the last few seasons.