Kansas City Chiefs on top? Ranking the AFC West NFL Draft classes

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2. Kansas City Chiefs

Round 1, No. 28 (via Buffalo): Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas

Round 2, No. 63 (via San Francisco): Kinglsey Suamataia, OT, BYU

Round 4: No. 131: Jared Wiley, TE, TCU

Round 4: No. 133: Jaden Hicks, S, Washington State

Round 5: No. 159 (via Dallas): Hunter Nourzad, OL, Penn State

Round 6: No. 211 (via San Francisco): Kamal Hadden, CB, Tennessee

Round 7, No. 248: C.J. Hanson, G, Holy Cross

When Kansas City traded up for the fastest player in combine history, people took notice. Worthy, who runs the 40-yard sprint in 4.21 seconds, provides Patrick Mahomes with his most explosive outside threat since the Tyreek Hill trade. The Chiefs faced challenges in their deep passing game last season, and they are relying on Worthy and free-agent acquisition Marquise Brown to revitalize Andy Reid's offensive approach, especially in enhancing deep passing plays.

Jared Wiley is a receiving mismatch, but it is essential for him to enhance his blocking skills before earning more playing time. Hicks and Hadden are both productive, yet underrated, additions to the defensive backs room. Hanson will have a very steep learning curve, and will have to prove himself this summer. He lacks the ability to overpower his opponents and must demonstrate that his game strength is on par with NFL talent.

Biggest gamble: Kinglsey Suamataia

Suamataia is currently vying for the left tackle position, in direct competition with Wanya Morris. The BYU alum still has a lot to prove at the NFL level, but his athleticism and potential make him an intriguing prospect for the Chiefs. He will have to quickly adjust to the speed and physicality of the pro game, as Kansas City needs a left tackle immediately. There isn't much time at this level for enhancing Suamataia's technique, so that is concerning. The Chiefs rolled the dice on his potential, and now the work begins.

Biggest steal: Hunter Nourzad

Sticking with the offensive line, Kansas City found their presumed Nick Allegretti replacement in Nourzad. He serves as an insurance policy on the offensive line, addressing uncertainties about the interior's future in Kansas City. He is a polished run blocker with the lower body strength needed for the NFL, with room to improve in pass sets. But he has the time needed to polish those skills, unlike Suamataia. Nourzad should be a popular depth player in Kansas City.