Kansas City Chiefs mock draft: What would a worst-case scenario look like?

What if this year's NFL Draft just went the worst way possible in all aspects for the Chiefs?
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Round 1, Pick 32: Jordan Morgan, OL, Arizona

Jordan Morgan
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The formula to a rough 1st round for the Chiefs begins with only 4 quarterbacks being taken ( Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, and JJ McCarthy). There has been some speculation there could be as many as six taken in the first round but this is the first thing to go wrong.

Next is a big emphasis on wide receiver and offensive tackle. This is entirely possible as the whole league knows this is the strength of the class, and in this scenario, receivers like Brian Thomas Jr, AD Mitchell, Xavier Worthy, and Ladd McConkey have all been taken.

Tackles have seen a big run too: Amarius Mims, Kingsley Suamataia, Tyler Guyton, and Troy Fautanu have all been taken. Add in, one interior offensive lineman, no running backs, no linebackers or safeties (all very possible in the first), and the Chiefs are in a bad place at No. 32 overall.

Jordan Morgan is listed in several mock draft simulators as a tackle but the Chiefs will view him as an interior offensive lineman. Morgan has played almost exclusively left tackle at Arizona and he's very athletic as an offensive line prospect, but at the next level, he does not have the needed weight or length to stick outside. The upside is that he has great intangibles (he was a great leader at Arizona through some very rough seasons for the team). He could kick out to tackle if needed for a few games, but he's going to be at his best on the inside.

The Chiefs could decide to take the best player on the board in Morgan rather than settling for offensive tackle 8 or 9 off the board or reaching for a receiver. Morgan likely would not be the starting left tackle for the Chiefs but he could be the heir apparent at guard for Trey Smith or Joe Thuney. Investing in the interior offensive line isn't a bad idea in this draft, but doing it in the first round is less than ideal. At least they get some tackle versatility out of it as well.