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The 2021 NFL draft is just 75 days away and that means that mock draft season will soon be in full swing. Our friends over at Draft Wire recently released updated mock draft projections following the conclusion of Super Bowl LV. This time around they’re drafting in both the first and second round.
So who did the Chiefs grab in their latest mock draft? They started out with some help in the offensive trenches in Round 1 and then moved to reinforce the secondary in Round 2. Check it out:
31. Ohio State OL Wyatt Davis
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Davis seems to be a popular pick for the Chiefs in the mock draft world. Our friends over at Touchdown Wire selected him for Kansas City in their first-round mock draft 1.0 back in January. The 6-4 and 315-pound Buckeye is highly decorated, earning the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Award and a unanimous All-American selection. On the field, he's a tone-setter in the run game and a brick wall in the passing game. While Davis is exactly the type of offensive lineman that the team wants to add on the interior, he might not be what they need. Both Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz are in the final year of their respective contracts. Given the Achilles injury to Fisher and the uncertainty surrounding the future of Schwartz, the Chiefs might opt to add a tackle for insurance. With guys like Samuel Cosmi (34 to NYJ), Dillon Radunz (36 to MIA) and Liam Eichenberg (44 to DAL) still on the board at this pick, I'd have to think they grab one of those players instead.
63. Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr.
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Samuel Jr. has been a lockdown corner for Florida State for a few seasons now. Even in a shortened 2020 season, he managed to put together a nice season with 22 total tackles, three interceptions and six passes defended. He obviously has the NFL pedigree, with his father Asante Samuel Sr. playing 11 seasons in the NFL, including four seasons with the Eagles under now-Chiefs HC Andy Reid. I wouldn't mind this pick for Kansas City, mainly because he'd be a steal at No. 63. It has also been a while since the Chiefs have invested a high draft pick in the cornerback position. They've proven they don't need to in order to be successful, but it also wouldn't hurt. They're set to possibly lose two starting cornerbacks in Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward this offseason. This could help cement that position group for the next several years.