Potential 2021 Chiefs draft prospects: Group 15

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Bowl season is officially here and we’ve got several prospects set to play on the big stage. There are a few teams playing today, but I’ve already highlighted several of the draft-eligible players in those games. We’ll look at a few players who play later this week today instead.

I’ve identified a number of college prospects to keep an eye on ahead of the 2021 draft. All of them are potential fits with the Kansas City Chiefs. I’ll be releasing my thoughts on many of the prospects in random groups of four on Saturday’s throughout the season.

Check out our fifteenth group of prospects down below:

Miami TE Brevin Jordan

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Jordan would be getting a lot more pre-draft hype if it weren't for Kyle Pitts being so unbelievably good. He's averaged around 16 yards per catch this season and has two games with over 120 yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes. He's that type of offensive weapon that can completely take over a game if defenses let him. He also has the versatility to do the dirty work as an in-line blocker. The Chiefs have long been looking for a complement to Travis Kelce and they tend to just settle for guys who can do just enough. Jordan is the type of player who could be a featured component in the offense opposite Kelce. One thing he thrives at is finding open space on the field, which is something that you need to be able to do when the play breaks down and Patrick Mahomes improvises. Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Miami, Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. CT

Wisconsin DB Eric Burrell

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Burrell is a hard-hitting, ball-hawking safety for the Wisconsin Badgers defense. The 6-foot 180-pound defensive is versatile in the sense that you can play him in the box or put him in a deep zone or single-high look. He is an absolute force when playing downhill and can stop running backs, tight ends and receivers dead in their tracks. Burrell worked his way up after taking a redshirt season and became one of the defensive leaders on the team. He's one of those players with a knack for being around the ball, especially when the team needs someone to step up and make a play. Safety might be an underrated need for the Chiefs with Daniel Sorensen set to become a free agent. Kansas City plays with three safeties on the field quite often and having another player with a versatile skill set would be very useful. Burrell certainly fits the mold. Duke's Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 11:00 a.m. CT

Missouri LB Nick Bolton

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Missouri Tigers fans have been begging for me to write this one up for weeks. Bolton is one of the best defenders in the SEC and perhaps even college football. He boasts elite play recognition and trigger, finishing plays with violence, speed and momentum. He's a one-person wrecking crew in the run game, slipping blocks and laying the wood. In the passing game, Bolton shows similar instincts when playing in zone coverage as he does in the run game. He just hasn't seen as many successful in man coverage, mainly because he's not asked to do it often. I think he has the athleticism to handle that role at the next level, but he needs a coach to get in his ear about it. The Chiefs obviously have some future needs beyond 2021 at the linebacker position, but they might be discouraged from drafting one early given other needs. Bolton is a bit undersized (6-foot and 230 pounds) for what Steve Spagnuolo typically likes too, so that's also something to consider. Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Missouri, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 3:00 p.m. CT

Oklahoma RB Rhamondre Stevenson

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If there's one running back in college football that has done the most with limited opportunities this season and last, it's Stevenson. A former JUCO transfer, Stevenson boasts vision, burst and physicality. This year he has 101 touches for 690 yards and six touchdowns on the year in just five games. He emerged as a big-time threat as a receiver for the Sooners after not doing much of it in 2019. Stevenson feels like the perfect complement to Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He has the profile of a power back, but all of his experience comes in an offense that uses a ton of RPOs and is better-suited toward finesse-type runners. He can be that short-yardage guy for Kansas City, but he's also sneaky-fast and has some burst in the open field. He can block in the passing game and he can also run-block in split-back sets. That could come in handy for the Chiefs, especially if they choose to move on from Anthony Sherman this offseason. Cotton Bowl Classic: Florida vs. Oklahoma, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. CT

Find our entire prospect series below:

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