3 offensive crushes for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2024 NFL Draft

With less than two weeks to go until the 2024 NFL Draft, teams are tightening up their big boards and making final preparations. The world champion Kansas City Chiefs have a solid roster, but a few problem areas to attend to. Today, we'll take a look at a few of my favorite offensive prospects for the Chiefs.
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Amarius Mims
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Amarius Mims, Left Tackle, Georgia

Draft Projection: Round 1

Amarius Mims is an intriguing tackle option for the Kansas City Chiefs, but he only makes this list on the condition that they re-sign veteran Donovan Smith. In his collegiate career, Mims played just 803 total snaps. Under normal circumstances, I would never suggest drafting a player in the first round with such limited experience, but Mims is a unique prospect. With time, and the right coaching, he can be a special player at left tackle. As luck would have it for Kansas City, they have as decorated an offensive line coach as you'll find in Andy Heck.

At 6-foot-8, 340 pounds Mims is a mountain of a man with coveted physical tools. He's got long arms and powerful mitts that make it difficult for defenders to disengage. One thing that consistently showed up on film was his patience in pass protection snaps. He rarely overcommits with his punch and has a smooth kick slide to keep himself squared up with his man. With that in mind, Mims does occasionally get a bit high with his pad level and can be stood up by larger edge defenders.

The nuances of left tackle in the NFL will be a challenge for Mims, but with a veteran in front of him and solid coaching to maximize his potential, I like him as a long-term option at left tackle. Mims' lack of experience and injury history are areas of concern that might make him a riskier pick than others at the bottom of Round 1, but his ceiling might be too high to pass up at 32.

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Georgia vs. Tennessee
Georgia vs. Georgia Tech

The Kansas City Chiefs have a stellar core of young defensive players and as such, can focus their attention on bolstering the offensive side of the football in this draft. If they can identify just one contributor at a skill position in the 2024 class, the offense should be significantly better this year. Identifying the right receiver prospect is the obvious choice for the position that most needs another contributor. Fortunately for the Chiefs, this is a deep receiver class.

The defense is the clear strength of the team in roster terms so we focused on offense in this piece. Next time, we'll take a look at three defensive players I'm keeping a close eye on for Kansas City.