Chiefs land top Pac-12 WR in Draft Wire’s latest first-round projection

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College football season is underway and that means we’ll be getting plenty of new mock draft projections from our friends over at Draft Wire.

Luke Easterling’s latest mock draft has the Chiefs picking at No. 31, which will be a disappointment to many. However, the prospect that Brett Veach manages to land will have fans quite excited. They select USC WR Drake London, giving the Chiefs a new style for their offense.

Here’s what Easterling had to say about London and his fit with the Chiefs:

“The Chiefs wisely rebuilt their offensive line after a dismal performance in their Super Bowl LV blowout loss, but after losing Sammy Watkins in free agency, Patrick Mahomes needs a receiver with size and physicality to pair with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman.

Listed at 6-5, 210 pounds, London is exactly the kind of pass-catcher this dynamic offense needs to play at its full potential. Giving Mahomes improved protection and adding a tower of a receiver like London would be ideal.”

London is already off to a hot start this season, recording 13 catches for 144 yards against San Jose State in the first game of the year. An area of his game that he’s seemingly improved upon this season is his route running, creating plenty of separation with savvy footwork. He already had the size and length to box defenders out and be a jump-ball receiver, but adding just a bit of finesse to his game, he has the potential to be much more in the NFL.

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2022 Chiefs NFL draft prospects: Group 1