Updated Chiefs draft picks following loss to Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV

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With the Super Bowl behind us, the 2021 NFL draft order has officially been set. The Kansas City Chiefs will hold the No. 31 pick in the draft after their loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

The Chiefs have only had the 31st pick in the draft twice before in franchise history, selecting OT Trezelle Jenkins in 1995 and RB Elijah Gibson in 1966. Neither player made much of an impact on the team. Hopefully, Brett Veach will be able to find some impact players for the squad this time around.

Here’s a quick look at the updated draft order for the Chiefs. The first three rounds are set, but after that things are subject to change once compensatory draft picks are officially announced. The team is projected to earn two compensatory draft picks on Day 3 of the draft.

  • Round 1, Pick 31

  • Round 2, Pick 63

  • Round 3, Pick 95

  • Round 4, Pick 127

  • Round 5, Pick 159

  • Round 7, Pick 223

An interesting note, assuming the Chiefs don’t trade out of pick No. 63, this will be the third consecutive season they make a pick at that spot. The previous two selections landed DB Juan Thornhill and LB Willie Gay Jr., so they seem to have a good idea of how to acquire talent with that draft slot.

Our friends over at Draft Wire recently released an updated two-round mock draft projection, sending an offensive lineman and a cornerback to Kansas City.