The Kansas City Chiefs made a significant move on Wednesday, trading wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the No. 29 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and four other selections. That means that Kansas City is now scheduled to make two picks – No. 29 and No. 30 – in the first round on April 28, and the various mock drafts from around the web have already adjusted.
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Chiefs selecting a pass-rusher at pick No. 29 in his latest mock draft, sending Penn State's Arnold Ebiketie to Kansas City. A former Temple standout, Ebiketie transferred to Penn State for the 2021 campaign and showed out in a big way, racking up 52 total pressures. Jeremiah then has the Chiefs selecting a wide receiver with pick No. 30, slotting in Christian Watson from North Dakota State. Watson, who hauled in seven touchdowns for the Bison last season, possesses ideal size at 6-foot-5 and 208 pounds. He also put together a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.36 40-yard dash.
Sticking with the folks at NFL.com, fellow analyst and former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew also has the Chiefs selecting Watson – this time with the No. 29 overall pick – before drafting Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary with pick No. 30. A battle-tested player who saw more than 180 targets during his career, McCreary led the nation with 20 forced incompletions last season according to Pro Football Focus.
Elsewhere, Nick Baumgardner from The Athletic believes that Kansas City will select Georgia wide receiver George Pickens with the 29th overall pick. Here's what he wrote about the selection:
"The Chiefs take the first piece of their Tyreek Hill trade with Miami and select, you guessed it, a freaky wide receiver. Pickens is not Hill. He's 6-3, 195, and ran the same 10-yard 40 split (1.5 seconds) at the combine that Hill did in 2016. Different player, but full of speed and potential as Kansas City looks to find a new third piece to go with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce."
Next, Baumgardner has the Chiefs addressing their defense by selecting cornerback Kaiir Elam from the University of Florida. A long player at six-foot-two, Elam allowed just 19 catches for 191 yards last season in 10 games. He's a physical player who isn't afraid to challenge opposing receivers at the line or in coverage, and he had a ton of experience in the SEC – nearly 1,000 coverage snaps – against some of the top competition in the country.
Here's a look at some other players being mocked to the Chiefs from around the web:
CBS Sports: Georgia WR George Pickens and Houston EDGE Logan Hall
Pro Football Network: Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. and Michigan EDGE David Ojabo
NBC Sports: Arkansas WR Treylon Burks and Minnesota EDGE Boye Mafe