Kansas City Chiefs 7-round mock draft: Multiple trades to go all-in for a three-peat

If Brett Veach wants to get aggressive for a three-peat with this year's draft class, we've got the mock draft for him.
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Round 2, Pick 54: Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon

Troy Franklin
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TRADE: The Chiefs send picks 64, 131, and 159 this year to jump 10 spots in the second round.

Keep in mind the prices are steep still in the 2nd round, this is Cleveland's first pick of the draft, and the Chiefs pay a winners tax. However, the Browns are depleted of picks of the past few years and after trading for Jerry Jeudy, they can trade out of this WR hot spot of the draft.

The Chiefs end up with a player who fits their mold well, speed and field stretching. Franklin was a highly productive player at Oregon. He's a much better route runner than he's given credit for and has played a big role in Oregon's YAC-centric offense as well. Franklin was looked at as a consensus first-round pick earlier in the year but has lost some steam this draft cycle due to his Combine measurements and a rough showing in the gauntlet drill. The Athletic's Dane Brugler pinned Franklin's over/under draft slot at around pick 50. So pick 54 is a perfect selection for him.

There are several parallels between his profile and Hollywood Brown's. He can fit on the field with Brown this year (no such thing as too much speed) and can work towards replacing his role in 2025. Troy Franklin is a bigger and better route runner than Xavier Worthy, a player commonly mocked to the Chiefs. The Chiefs are still looking for another game-changer on offense. Troy Franklin can be that as a field stretcher, a jet sweep weapon, and a YAC weapon.