It has been a few weeks since we conducted our first FPC Kansas City Chiefs mock draft. While our first haul would be a comfortable group of selections, a lot of feelings have changed. More positions are viewed as fits for Kansas City. Meanwhile, we did not make any trades in our last mock draft.
That was a focus in this scenario. With only five picks, we traded back twice to end up with seven selections in total.
Here were the two trades that I made:
-KC acquires a 2nd round pick (43rd overall) and a 5th round pick (163rd overall) from Chicago for a 1st round pick (32nd overall)
-KC acquires a 6th round pick (213th overall) and a 7th round pick (230th overall) from New England for a 5th round pick (163rd overall)
I was able to use the mock draft machine over at The Draft Network, in order to make these picks possible. Now, let’s get things started with our FPC Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft 2.0.
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2nd Round- 43rd Overall
Cornerback, AJ Terrell, Clemson
In the trade with Chicago, we had a good option on the board at cornerback here at 43. We recently wrote about AJ Terrell in one of our recent draft prospect profiles. As mentioned there, this defender provides stability as a press man coverage cornerback. His fluidity and smoothness in coverage is not the lone aspect that this player brings to the table. Terrell is also capable of laying big hits on opposing players. Finally, his timing to disrupt routes at the catch point is a plus. In Kansas City, Terrell would have freedom in the Chiefs defensive backfield to roam and cover large chunks of the field.
2nd Round- 63rd Overall
Interior Offensive Lineman, Robert Hunt, Louisiana-Lafayette
Robert Hunt is yet another guy who we have profiled so far. What makes him intriguing, is the versatility he brings to the table, being able to stick at guard or offensive tackle. While being a four year starter for the Rajin’ Cajuns, Hunt displayed a good use of strength and power. Defenders gave him trouble with his footwork and timing. However, the Kansas City Chiefs would welcome his determination and nastiness.
3rd Round- 96th Overall
Safety/Cornerback, Terrell Burgess, Utah
Two defensive backs in the first three selections? Yes indeed. Kansas City needs more depth at cornerback, and double dipping could be a possibility in this year’s draft. Terrell Burgess is listed at safety. But, he has experience at cornerback, where he converted from. His man coverage reps stand out on tape. Furthermore, Burgess has a great sense of keying and diagnosing opposing routes and concepts. His physical tools look very smooth. Most of all, Burgess’ instincts would pair well with a secondary that includes Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, Charvarius Ward, Rashad Fenton and Terrell. Steve Spagnuolo also likes to utilize three safety looks, where he can confuse offenses with who is exactly playing in certain areas of the field.
4th Round- 138th Overall
Linebacker, Logan Wilson, Wyoming
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Linebacker Logan Wilson is yet another instinctive and smart defender. The Kansas City Chiefs could use some added range and coverage ability at this position. With Wilson, you can plug him into zone coverage reps and let him read and react over the middle. Besides the sharpness, this Wyoming defender brings a good sense of body control, along with consistent tackling and effort. He could thrive as an early down defender for the defending Super Bowl champs.
5th Round- 177th Overall
Running Back, Joshua Kelley, UCLA
We know how much the Chiefs value Damien Williams and Darwin Thompson. Nonetheless, adding a running back in each draft is not uncommon for most NFL teams. Joshua Kelley is one of my favorite mid to late round backs in the class. He enjoyed a fine showing at the 2020 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. That week, Kelley showed his promise as a downhill runner who can be physical. His frame can cause problems for tacklers. As a result, he provides tremendous depth as a fifth round pick.
6th Round- 213th Overall
Defensive End, Tipa Galeai, Utah State
Utah State’s Tipa Galeai projects as a fit in the Chiefs’ base 4-3 scheme. While developing as a pass rusher, he can win while slanting across the offensive line to stop the run. He has shown tantalizing speed and short area quickness for a player of his size. Spagnuolo’s defense does well with versatile players in it. For Galeai, you find what he can do well with his smallish size and let him go to work.
7th Round- 230th Overall
Tight End, Stephen Sullivan, LSU
Who is the only active Kansas City tight end behind Travis Kelce? It’s Deon Yelder. While he has shown positives in spurts, adding depth at tight end is not out of the question. Stephen Sullivan has intriguing traits. But at LSU, he never received a great deal of opportunities or looks in the offense. His athletic profile would allow the Chiefs to move him around the formation. He still needs development of course. Regardless, Sullivan’s long arms and gigantic catch radius make him an easy target to throw to.
Be on the lookout for more FPC Kansas City Chiefs offseason coverage. Included, will be more NFL Draft content, with prospect profiles. We also will have one final mock draft come out, before the actual selections are made in a few weeks. For more great sports and NFL content, stay tuned to Full Press Coverage.
– Braden Holecek is the Kansas City Chiefs managing editor for Full Press Coverage. He covers the NFL. Like and follow on Follow @ebearcat9//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Follow @FPC_Chiefs//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js and Facebook.
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