It’s the busiest time of the year for NFL scouts, coaches, and general managers as franchises begin to transition out of the free agency frenzy and into NFL Draft mode. Every team has their areas that need improvement, but in this segment we’ll cover the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs have been the best team in the AFC each of the past two seasons as they’ve made back to back Super Bowl appearances. They could likely run it back and have a chance at doing it again with the roster they have now, but they will have a great opportunity to land some additional talent in the upcoming NFL Draft as well.
Kansas City doesn’t really need much, but they should look to address the offensive line and receiving unit if I had to throw out a suggestion. The Chiefs added some good talent this offseason, but they also had to part ways with some outstanding talent as well.
The Chiefs still have some holes that need to be filled, but the quickly approaching NFL Draft can help them accomplish that feat. Here’s a look at three options Kansas City should consider in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Rondale Moore, Wide Receiver, Purdue
The Chiefs could use some depth at the wide receiver position and they could snag a steal with the 31st overall pick in Purdue’s Rondale Moore. Moore is a wide receiver from Purdue who poises excellent catching skills and plays with a chip on his shoulder.
The biggest knock on Moore is his size, no matter how many times players have proven that stature doesn’t matter in the NFL. Moore stands at just 5-foot-9, but he doesn’t let his size define his play style. In three years at Purdue, Moore hauled in 178 receptions for 1,915 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 30 times for 248 yards and scored a trio of touchdowns on the ground as well.
Moore’s versatility and toughness could make him an appealing option for the Chiefs with their next to last selection in the 2021 NFL Draft’s first round. He very rarely goes down on the first tackle attempt and his ability to shed tackles and make himself open is an outstanding attribute to have.
Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver, Florida
Kansas City could use some depth at the wide receiver position and they could snag Kadarius Toney. He is a wide receiver from Florida who is hands down one of the most versatile athletes in the entire draft and he could be a steal if he’s available at this point in the draft.
Toney can do anything asked of him, literally. He committed to the University of Florida as an athlete and he has played literally every position for the offense aside from offensive line.
He hauled in 120 receptions for 1,590 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns during his career at Florida. During that same span, Toney also ran the ball 66 times for 580 yards and two touchdowns. Toney could also return the ball for the Chiefs, which has been a position of need for the team.
The upside of Toney is higher than a kite and the Chiefs would be drooling over the opportunity to land another athlete of Toney’s caliber with this pick. He could be the next Tyreek Hill, which should be very exciting for Kansas City fans.
Wyatt Davis, Offensive Guard, Ohio State
The Chiefs need to address their offensive line concerns, and they could keep their eyes peeled on a player like Wyatt Davis. Davis is a 6-foot-4 offensive guard from Ohio State, who is one of the best interior linemen in the entire NFL Draft in my opinion.
Davis is a two-time Consensus All American and he’s one of the most NFL ready guards. He has the aggressive first punch off the line of scrimmage that you look for in an offensive guard and he also has the versatility to be quick during pull blocks and pancake a defensive lineman.
He would be an ugly pick for the flashy Chiefs, but he would certainly be a needed pick. If the Chiefs select Davis, they could be snagging a player that has the potential to help the team win another Super Bowl.