Who are analysts selecting for Chiefs at pick No. 31?

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Mock draft season is intensifying, Chiefs Kingdom.

There’s less than a month to go until the beginning of the 2021 NFL draft. Free agency has slowed and most of the big moves have already been made around the league. The Kansas City Chiefs continue to add a few pieces on cheaper deals, but those should have little to no impact on their targets at pick No. 31.

Here’s a look at who the analysts have sent to the Chiefs in their latest mock drafts:

Mock draft roundup

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Player & Position

School

Source

OT Dillon Radunz

NDSU

Luke Easterling - Draft Wire

OT Teven Jenkins

Oklahoma State

Nate Davis - USA TODAY

C Landon Dickerson

Alabama

Lance Zierlein - NFL.com

OT Liam Eichenberg

Notre Dame

Adam Rank - NFL.com

OT Samuel Cosmi

Texas

Cynthia Frelund - NFL.com

OT Liam Eichenberg

Notre Dame

Eric Edholm - Yahoo Sports

DL Christian Barmore

Alabama

Chris Trapasso - CBS Sports

DE Jayson Oweh

Penn State

Pete Prisco - CBS Sports

OT Dillon Radunz

NDSU

Drae Harris - The Draft Network

OT Samuel Cosmi

Texas

Ric Serritella - Sports Illustrated

OT Teven Jenkins

Oklahoma State

Seth Galina - PFF.com

Offensive tackles but little consensus

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Of the 11 mock drafts that we're featuring this week, eight of them send offensive tackles to the Chiefs. There's little consensus among who Kansas City will select either with each of Liam Eichenberg, Teven Jenkins, Samuel Cosmi and Dillon Radunz being sent to the Chiefs twice at pick No. 31. A big issue that seems to be popping up during the pro day circuit seems to be the arm length of the tackles in this class. The Chiefs like long arms in their starting tackles, so it'll be interesting to see how they value some of these guys like Cosmi, Eichenberg, and Radunz who fall under the 33.5-inch threshold that Kansas City seems to follow. Jenkins met that threshold and the team has shown pre-draft interest in him, but he's the type of player who has picked up steam over the last several weeks. If they want him they might have to trade up to get him.

A defensive tackle, really?

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Sometimes I wonder if draft analysts just pick names out of a hat and this was one of those times. CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso sent Alabama DT Christian Barmore to the Chiefs at pick No. 31 three days after they signed former Seattle Seahawks DT Jarran Reed. Now if the argument behind this pick was that it's a long-term investment with Reed's contract only being a one-year deal, I could get behind it. Instead, it was about providing more juice next to Chris Jones. Unless the Chiefs are planning to kick Jones outside to play defensive end on a full-time assignment, I just don't see how this pick would make any sense for Kansas City.

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