Kansas City Chiefs final 7-round mock draft reshapes offense around Patrick Mahomes

The Chiefs offense would take on new dimensions if it follows the projections of our final 7-round mock draft of the spring.
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Round 5, Pick 173: Dillon Johnson, RB, Washington

Dillon Johnson
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Dillon Johnson isn't the most explosive athlete at the position but he is one of the toughest. He is one of the few backs in the class who is a plus pass blocker and an experienced pass catcher as well. He seeks out contact to run through tacklers. He excels in zone schemes and has great patience in the backfield, his lateral agility will limit explosives but the floor remains high.

Why this player?

The Chiefs have only one running back who instills confidence heading into the NFL Draft. Isiah Pacheco is a great first option, but he can't be the only back carrying the load. Johnson has a higher upside than Clyde Edwards-Helaire at this point and it still leaves the door open for projects like Deneric Prince and Louis Rees-Zammit. Johnson profiles as a third-down back who can mix in on running downs as well.