The 2022 NFL Draft is nearly here, which means the experts from around the web are busy predicting and analyzing how the first round will play out on April 28. It's tough to find a consensus when it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs' first selection at No. 30 overall, making the mock draft landscape all the more interesting.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein has the Chiefs addressing their defensive line in his latest mock draft, sending Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt to Kansas City in the first round. Widely considered the top interior defender in this year's class, Wyatt was stout against the run and impressed as a pass-rusher last season.
Here's what Zierlein wrote about Wyatt:
"Wyatt is a three-down defensive tackle with excellent hands and explosive take-off as a rusher. The Chiefs can find an edge rusher later in the draft."
The Ringer's Danny Kelly also suspects that Kansas City will add to its defensive front in the first round, but he instead opted for defensive tackle Logan Hall from Houston in his latest mock draft. An athletic prospect with a long frame at six-foot-six and 283 pounds, Hall possesses the size and skills to play all over the defensive line.
Here's a portion of Kelly's analysis:
"The Chiefs need more young talent on the defensive line―and Hall has the length, versatility, and athleticism to fill a huge hole."
Todd McShay from ESPN continued the trend of sending defensive players to Kansas City in the first round in his most recent mock draft, but he predicts that the Chiefs will bolster their secondary with Michigan safety Daxton Hill. A versatile playmaker, Hill primarily manned the slot for Michigan last season, but the experts project him as a deep safety at the next level.
Here's what McShay wrote about Hill:
"Hill is a fast riser after a great combine showing (4.38-second 40-yard dash), and he's a rangy defensive back with versatility. He has the free safety traits to match slot receivers in man coverage and the physicality to support the run like a strong safety."
Elsewhere, the folks at CBS Sports sent an offensive player to Kansas City in their latest mock draft, penciling in Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks to the Chiefs. Burks possesses an intriguing blend of size (six-foot-three, 225 pounds) and speed that could add another dynamic to Kansas City's offense.