The 2024 NFL Draft is a long way away, but tuning in for college football each Saturday only has us excited to see what the future might bring for our favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs. It's as if we can watch the potential play out the day before the present in a win-win situation that dominates our weekends. (Our apologies to the wife.)
NFL mock draft simulators are working year-round these days, so we thought we'd try out a three-round mock to see what the first couple of days of next spring's NFL Draft could bring to the Chiefs. As it turns out, this version is heavy on the offensive side, which will make a certain reigning NFL MVP quite happy.
1st round (31) - Adonai Mitchell, WR, Texas
Prospect profile: Adonai Mitchell, a 6'4" receiver with obvious length, had his pick of the litter to play anywhere he wanted to start his college career and he did so at Georgia for his first two seasons. He transferred last year, however, to Texas to finish up his career with the Longhorns and perhaps greater emphasis of targets in the team's passing game.
Production in 2023: Mitchell just put up 2 touchdowns against Alabama earlier this year and has 22 catches for 321 yards and 4 scores so far through 5 games.
Positional fit: This isn't the greatest specific need on the team given that Rashee Rice was just selected a year ago and plays the same X role that Mitchell would slot into. There are multiple ways to use players, however, and Mitchell would be a welcome addition in a WR room that could use another decent investment.
While it'd be nice to see a first-round investment along the defensive interior, the Chief could use one more early-ish pick here in the WR room or at least at TE to make sure there's a stable of young talent to carry the offense for the next half-decade and fully transition away from the first stage of Patrick Mahomes's career.