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 7 (No. 221) - Jaylan Ford, LB, Texas

Ford is a bigger linebacker product at 6'2, 240 lbs. who has been a very productive linebacker for the Longhorns for the last two seasons. He had 110 tackles including 10.5 for a loss in 2023 and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in both '22 and '23.

For a player with such an imposing frame and respectable size/strength blend, it might be surprising to see Ford drop so low, but there are myriad concerns from scouts about playing strength and instincts which could stunt his growth as a pro player.

That said, the Chiefs are searching for Dave Toub's men at this point and Ford's experience in special teams coverage along with his production make him a good addition to the linebacking corps.