Chiefs mock draft: Taking the best player available in each round

We play out a scenario where the Chiefs ignore positions of need for value.

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After the Kansas City Chiefs' 27-17 victory over the New England Patriots, the team drew even closer to the postseason. They head into the final three weeks of their regular looking to secure their 8th straight AFC West title.

College football has wrapped up its regular season and players are beginning to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft. All-Star games have begun to put together their rosters and some players have likely played their last college football game. This marks a big checkpoint of the NFL draft cycle, as bowl games are always tricky to analyze. It won't be long before the Senior Bowl and other all-star games are the talk of the draft.

For this exercise, we will be using the Pro Football Focus mock draft simulator alongside the Arrowhead Addict Big Board to select the best player available. While lots of teams say they chose the "best player available" they often reach for a position of need. For this activity, we stay true to our rankings

Round 1 (25): Terrion Arnold, CB, Alabama

The Chiefs are set to lose potential Pro Bowl/All-Pro candidate L'Jarius Sneed this offseason. While the Chiefs have invested in the position heavily over the last few years, there's no such thing as too many solid corners. Arnold is 6'00" and 200 pounds he plays with a competitive fire that Steve Spagnuolo would covet. While his teammate Kool-Aid McKinstry might have the better physical traits the better tape goes to Arnold.

How he fits: Arnold would continue to allow Trent McDuffie to work both outside and in the slot. He can line up on the outside and continue to allow a rotation of Nic Jones, Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson to generate the third best corner. With the development of Chamarri Conner and Bryan Cook the Chiefs secondary can continue to stay young and affordable with a high upside.