KC Chiefs draft watch: Which NFL prospects to watch in Week 11?

Here are some players Chiefs fans should be watching on Saturday.
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After the Kansas City Chiefs' impressive win over the Miami Dolphins, they head into Week 10 on their bye. The bye week provides an opportunity for players to get healthy, coaches to do some "self-scouting" and the personnel department to continue scouting the 2024 NFL Draft class.

Here's some "scouting" Chiefs fans can do on Saturday of some college football prospects.

#3 Michigan at #10 Penn State, 11am, FOX

Who to watch: Michigan WR Roman Wilson

Roman Wilson started playing for the Wolverines in 2020 and has made an instant impact since finding the field. As a former four-star recruit, he logged a 4.37 second time in the 40-yard dash, a 4.09 shuttle time, and a 37″ vertical jump, even before joining Michigan’s training program. Wilson has never really put up eye-popping numbers but his physical traits are exciting. His ability to separate with short-area quickness could be a nice addition to any offense on Day 2 of the draft.

How he fits: Look, none of us want to acknowledge this but Skyy Moore might not be the guy. Roman Wilson is everything the Chiefs wanted when they drafted Skyy Moore. Wilson is: bigger, faster, stronger and has competed at a higher level of college football than Skyy Moore has. He could be the do-everything style receiver Andy Reid has been looking for in this offense. He's certainly not going to be magic elixir for all the Chiefs' receiver woes but he could be part of the solution. Knowing Michigan's training staff, Wilson will likely be a combine darling.

Shades of: Jayden Reed

#18 Utah at #5 Washington, 3:30pm, FOX

Who to watch: Washington LT Troy Fautanu

If there's an offense in college football right now that resembles what the Chiefs want to be, it's the Huskies. Washington has been slinging the ball all year as Michael Penix continues his Heisman campaign. Their left tackle has been climbing up draft boards this season and it's easy to see why. The 6'4" 314-pound tackle prospect has been a pillar of one of the best offenses in college football. His lateral agility helps him in both run and pass blocking. He gets to the second level nicely. In pass protection, he has a nice variety of ways to "win" against rushers with both speed and power. PFF credits him with 2 sacks allowed this year and a strong 88.4 pass-blocking grade.

How he fits: Fautanu could be an option for the Chiefs in the first round. I think he will be likely part of the "second wave" of tackles after names like Fashanu, Alt, Mims, and Fuaga are off the board. Kansas City just needs to keep firing on project tackles. A player like Fatutanu excels in areas the Chiefs covet (pass protection), and he could come in and compete with Wanya Morris at LT for 2024. He's also played guard before if all else fails.

Shades of: Christian Darrisaw

#9 Ole Miss at #2 Georgia, 7pm, ESPN

Who to watch: Ole Miss WR Tre Harris

While there certainly is lots of NFL talent on the field for Georgia, Ole Miss actually has one of the best offensive weapons in this game (get well soon, Brock Bowers). Tre Harris ranks second in the country in PFF's receiver grades. He transferred from Louisiana Tech to the Rebels this year and has had a knack for big plays with a 19.7 yards/catch rate this year and 39% of Harris' yards have come after the catch this year. Physically, he's not quite the physical threat that A.J. Brown or Johnathan Mingo were for the Rebels. His speed, fluid movements, and excellent hands are his calling cards. With 749 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season, the Rebels offense relies on him each week.

How he fits: This wide receiver class is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. There's going to be great players taken on Day 2 of the draft. Honestly, the Chiefs might be better off to take several swings at the position this year. Harris wins against man coverage, he is a nice contrast to Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce who are both zone-beaters. Athletically, there are some similarities to the way both of them play. He could be valuable to the Chiefs as a nice combination of size and speed they don't currently have to play the "X"

Shades of: Jerry Jeudy