Chiefs fans would be thrilled if Mel Kiper's recent mock draft came true

This would be a lot of fun!

Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs Vince Lombardi Trophy on display after the
Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs Vince Lombardi Trophy on display after the / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs own the final pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft and there are plenty of directions for the team to go in when considering who to take with that pick. Mel Kiper of ESPN released his latest mock draft and has the Chiefs adding a talented weapon for Patrick Mahomes.

With the 32nd pick of the 2024 NFL Draft, Kiper has the back-to-back Super Bowl champions drafting Texas wide receiver Adonai Mitchell. This would be a very popular pick in Kansas City, as it'd give Mahomes the best receiver group he's had since Tyreek Hill was traded during the 2022 offseason.

"Kansas City signed speedster Marquise Brown to a one-year deal in free agency, but that shouldn't prevent the franchise from adding another receiver early. Mitchell is a rising prospect who could complement Brown and Rashee Rice. He ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the combine and had an 11-foot-4 broad jump, which tied for second among all prospects. He has excellent hands, catching 11 touchdown passes last season. He can make defenders miss after the catch, too.

I also thought about offensive tackle for the Chiefs, but I just slotted in seven above this pick. The last time there were eight OTs taken in Round 1? The 2008 draft. Kansas City has a hole at left tackle if it doesn't bring back free agent Donovan Smith."

Mel Kiper

Kiper's mock draft has Kansas City Chiefs selecting Adonai Mitchell

Mitchell played the first two years of his college career at Georgia and then transferred to Texas last year. He finished his lone year in Austin with 55 receptions for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns while averaging 15.4 yards per catch. There's no doubt that Mitchell would be an explosive addition to Kansas City's offense.

As Kiper noted, yes, the Chiefs signed Hollywood Brown but he's only on a one-year deal. Mitchell gives the Chiefs a talented weapon for at least half a decade and pairing him with Rashee Rice, who's coming off an impressive rookie season, would be a lot of fun.

Kiper also said he considered offensive tackle to be a big need for the Chiefs. They could opt to re-sign Donovan Smith, stick with Wanya Morris, or could move Jawaan Taylor to his preferred position at left tackle and then be on the lookout for a right tackle instead. It'll certainly be interesting to see what the team opts to do there.