The Kansas City Chiefs currently possess a league-most 12 selections in the upcoming NFL Draft, including six selections in the top three rounds and two picks in Round 1. That means that Kansas City is prominently featured in the numerous mock drafts around the web as various experts attempt to predict who the Chiefs will take on April 28 and beyond.
Mel Kiper from ESPN has Kansas City selecting a cornerback with the No. 29 overall pick, drafting Andrew Booth from Clemson. Booth has good size and length for the position, and according to Pro Football Focus, Booth is the most scheme-diverse corner in this class. Kiper then has the Chiefs sticking on defense with pick No. 30, selecting Purdue edge-rusher George Karlaftis. A big man at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, Karlaftis – who wins with his power – racked up 54 pressures last season.
Kiper continued with second-round projections, too, and sent a wide receiver to the Chiefs with each of their second-round picks. First, Kiper has Kansas City selecting Western Michigan's Skyy Moore with the No. 50 overall pick. Moore put together a monster season in 2021, hauling in 94 receptions for 1,291 yards and 10 touchdowns while showing off some of the best agility in this year's class. Here's a portion of what Kiper wrote about Moore:
"I've called Moore the most underrated player in this class. I love what he does after the catch -- he forced 30 missed tackles last season, which ranked second in FBS among receivers -- and he doesn't drop passes."
Finally, Kiper sent Jalen Tolbert from South Alabama to the Chiefs at pick No. 62. One of the top deep threats in all of college football last season, Tolbert recorded 16 "deep receptions" in 2021, which ranked fifth in the nation according to PFF. Here's what Kiper had to say about Tolbert:
"Tolbert had 2,559 receiving yards over the past two seasons. At 6-foot-1 and 194 pounds, he has the ability to run every route, and coach Andy Reid can scheme him open around the formation."
Elsewhere, Charles Davis from NFL.com has the Chiefs selecting a different receiver – North Dakota State's Christian Watson – at pick No. 29. A big target at 6-foot-4, Watson excelled at both the Senior Bowl and the Combine after catching seven touchdowns for the Bison in 2021. Next, Davis projects Kansas City to select Minnesota edge-rusher Boye Mafe at No. 30. Mafe also put together an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl, earning National Player of the Game honors.
Sticking with NFL.com, Lance Zierlein has the Chiefs trading up and acquiring the No. 23 overall selection from Arizona in order to pick Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. A tremendous route-runner, PFF noted that 13 of his 65 receptions last season ended with a touchdown. Zierlein then – like Davis - sent Mafe to Kansas City with pick No. 30. Here's what Zierlein wrote about Mafe:
"With receiver out of the way, the Chiefs turn to bolstering the edge. Mafe's explosiveness and power are exciting traits for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to mold."
Here's a look at some other players being mocked to the Chiefs from around the web:
The Athletic: Florida CB Kaiir Elam and Georgia WR George Pickens
Pro Football Focus: USC WR Drake London and Minnesota EDGE Boye Mafe
CBS Sports: Arkansas WR Treylon Burks and Michigan EDGE David Ojabo