The 2020 NFL Draft is now less than a month away and the predictions surrounding who each team will select are getting more and more frequent by the day.
Here's the latest look at who the experts have the Chiefs selecting in the first round on April 23.
ESPN's Mel Kiper has the Chiefs bolstering their offensive line in his latest mock draft, slotting Michigan guard/center Cesar Ruiz to Kansas City with the No. 32 overall selection. The versatile Ruiz, who saw action as a starter in all three of his seasons with the Wolverines, possesses the ability to play either guard or center at the next level, according to NFL.com's Lance Zierlein.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports, meanwhile, has the Chiefs opting for Auburn cornerback Noah Igbinoghene to wrap up the first round. As noted in last week's edition of Mock Draft Round-Up, Igbinoghene was originally a wide receiver for the Tigers before switching over to defense prior to the 2018 season. He's still relatively new to the position, but his athleticism and ability – not to mention his value on special teams as a return man – make him a guy to watch on draft day.
Prisco seemed impressed with that athleticism in his explanation of the pick:
"…This kid can fly."
NFL.com's Chad Reuter also has the Chiefs adding to their secondary in his latest mock draft, but he instead chose Utah defensive back Terrell Burgess for Kansas City. Here's a portion of what Reuter had to say about Burgess:
"Burgess is considered a safety by many, but I think he could play in the slot and even outside if given the chance."
The five-foot-11, 202-pound Burgess has only one season as a full-time starter under his belt, doing so during his senior campaign, but his versatility and discipline make him an interesting prospect to watch, according to Zierlein.
Fellow NFL.com analyst Charley Casserly has Kansas City going defensive back in his most recent mock as well, penciling in Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette. A four-year player for the Buckeyes, Arnette tallied 35 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, one interception and eight pass breakups in 13 starts during his senior season.
Elsewhere, Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report projected yet another cornerback to the Chiefs in his mock, sending Alabama defensive back Trevon Diggs to Kansas City at pick No. 32. The younger brother of Buffalo Bills' wide receiver Stefon Diggs, the six-foot-one, 205-pound Trevon earned Third-Team All-America honors in 2019.
Check back next week as we run through the latest series of mock drafts to hit the web.