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Who Will the Chiefs Pick in Round 1? | 2024 Mock Draft Roundup 5.0

Here’s the latest look at who the experts think the Chiefs will draft on April 25

The 2024 NFL Draft is only a few days away, which means that speculation and projection season is nearly complete as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to do this thing for real on Thursday night.

Here's a look at who some of the latest mock drafts from around the web have the Chiefs selecting with the No. 32 overall pick on Thursday night. Additionally, all previous roundup articles can be found below.

Previous Roundups: 1.0 | 2.0 | 3.0 | 4.0

CBS Sports (Ryan Wilson) (April 22): Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

Ryan Wilson from CBS Sports has Kansas City taking Georgia standout Ladd McConkey to wrap up Round 1. Here's more from Wilson:

"Ladd McConkey is one of my favorite players in this class. He couldn't be covered during 1-on-1 drills at the Senior Bowl, and then he shined in all aspects of the NFL Scouting Combine. He'd be a very welcome addition to Patrick Mahomes' and Andy Reid's offense." (Bucky Brooks) (April 23): Missouri CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr.'s Bucky Brooks chose a defensive player for Kansas City as No. 32 overall, selecting Mizzou cornerback Ennis Rakestraw Jr. Brooks wrote the following about Rakestraw:

"Rakestraw is a rock-solid cover corner with superb tackling skills."

The Athletic (Dane Brugler) (April 17): Texas WR Adonai Mitchell

One of the top draft analysts out there, Dane Brugler, selected former Longhorns' playmaker Adonai Mitchell to end the first round. Here's more from Brugler:

"This is a fun pairing of player and team. Mitchell is a loose, limber pass catcher and has the ingredients to be the top weapon for an NFL offense."

The Sporting News (April 23): BYU OT Kingsley Suamataia

Vinnie Iyer from The Sporting News elected to go with an offensive tackle at No. 32 overall, slotting BYU's Kingsley Suamataia in as Kansas City's selection. Here's what Iyer wrote about the pick:

"Suamataia has become a borderline first-rounder with his standout athleticism for his size."

Pro Football Focus (April 22): Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

The folks at Pro Football Focus went with former Bulldogs' receiver Ladd McConkey at No. 32 overall. Here's what they had to say about the selection:

"…McConkey's 3.26 yards per route run figure ranks fourth in the class, and 86.5% of his targets in 2023 were deemed "open." McConkey slots in as a quarterback-friendly option for Patrick Mahomes who can win on the money downs when Travis Kelce draws too much attention."

Sports Illustrated (April 23): Texas WR Adonai Mitchell

Conor Orr from Sports Illustrated has the Chiefs trading up to No. 27 overall for the right to select Texas' Adonai Mitchell in Round 1. Here's what Orr wrote about the pick:

"…Kansas City is approaching legendary territory with a possible three-peat on tap, and it needs weapons."

USA Today (April 15): Georgia WR Ladd McConkey

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz from USA Today also went with a popular pick in this week's roundup, selecting Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey for Kansas City in Round 1. Here's what Middlehurst-Schwartz wrote about the decision:

"…McConkey fits the bill of what the Chiefs need for their current era under Patrick Mahomes: a polished pass catcher who can consistently break free and move the chains."

ESPN (Jordan Reid) (April 23): Texas WR Adonai Mitchell

Jordan Reid from ESPN has the Chiefs trading up for the No. 24 overall pick in his latest mock for the right to select the aforementioned Adonai Mitchell. Here's more from Reid:

"Mitchell is a perfect fit in the Chiefs' scheme and can play inside or outside for them. He's one of the most efficient receivers in this class, as 82% of his catches last season went for either a first down or a touchdown. I was impressed with his combine performance, too. He'd be a dynamic downfield option for Mahomes."

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