First-round mock draft: Quarterback overload knocks top talent to Chiefs

In our first edition of a round one mock draft, we see a serious positional run on quarterbacks knock premiere talent all the way down the draft board.

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29. Detroit Lions

SELECTION: Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas

Adonai Mitchell might not have set the combine record the way that his college teammate did, but he is the better receiver. Mitchell would be a great weapon for the Lions opposite of Amon-Ra St. Brown. Mitchell is 6'4 and quick in and out of his breaks. With a four-headed monster of Mitchell, St. Brown, Jameson Williams, and Sam LaPorta could propel them to an NFC North title.

30. Baltimore Ravens

SELECTION: Kool-Aid McKinstry, CB, Alabama

Of the players left, Kool-Aid McKinstry is the best on the board. With very few weaknesses on the roster, the Ravens add a talented defensive back with the capability to shut down a given receiver on an opposing offense. Adding McKinstry to an already-loaded Ravens defense might be what they need to get over the hump.

31. San Francisco 49ers

SELECTION: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma

Look, Trent Williams might still be the best lineman in the game. He is, however, 35 years of age. On the right side of the offensive line, the 49ers have Colton McKivitz holding down the fort. It certainly makes sense to have a young, lengthy, and athletic tackle come in both for insurance and for long-term gain. When the 49ers fell (again) to the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, it was because of a big play in which the Chiefs applied just enough pressure to knock Purdy out of his rhythm. Guyton would be a big get at 31.

32. Kansas City Chiefs

SELECTION: T'Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

For several offseasons, the Chiefs have flirted with the idea of adding a new, long-term option at defensive tackle. Last year, it was rumored that they were "in" on Mazi Smith from Michigan.

Now, at pick 32, you are not going to find a better value or fit. T'Vondre Sweat would likely only fall to the Chiefs in the event that so many quarterbacks were taken early. It also seems like one of the "pockets" that Brett Veach would be intrigued by. After Sweat, there is a steep drop in talent at the position. The Chiefs will likely address the wide receiver position, as they did a season ago, in the second round.

Sweat offers a different skill set. A behemoth of a man, Sweat is nearly impossible to deal with with just one blocker. At 6'4, 366 pounds, Sweat is remarkably quick on his feet. As a combo with Chris Jones, Sweat would immediately cause issues for opposing offenses. This pick would make the Chiefs even scarier on defense than they were a season ago.

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