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Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Kansas City Chiefs from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chiefs:

SI - Kevin Hanson (4/1)

TRADE - 21. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling together won't replace what the Chiefs lost by trading Tyreek Hill, so there's a strong chance that they'll use one of their first-rounders to add to the position. Williams is the WR5 in this mock, but there's a good chance he would have been WR1 if he hadn't torn his ACL in January. The Ohio State transfer had a breakout season (79/1,572/15) in 2021 and his game-breaking speed would allow the Chiefs to use him similarly to how they used Hill.

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

The Chiefs signed safety Justin Reid in free agency and Tyrann Mathieu remains unsigned, but defensive backs Charvarius Ward, Mike Hughes and Daniel Sorensen all have new homes in 2022. With the versatility the Chiefs should covet, Hill can play single-high, nickel or potentially outside cornerback and has tremendous range. Not only did Hill run a 4.38 40-yard dash, but his performance in agility drills--three-cone (6.57) and 20-yard shuttle (4.06)--both finished second at the combine behind only Zyon McCollum.

CBS Sports - Kyle Stackpole (4/1)

29. David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

The Chiefs capitalize on Ojabo's fall due to tearing his Achilles at his Pro Day. While he's expected to miss six months, meaning he would not return until a few weeks into the upcoming season, his pass-rushing prowess alone makes him worthy of a late first-round selection.

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Trading away Tyreek Hill doesn't mean the Chiefs have to take a wide receiver in the first round, especially considering the position's depth. Instead, they strengthen a secondary that lost Tyrann Mathieu and Charvarius Ward with a player in Hill who can line up all over the defensive backfield.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (3/31)

29. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

A steal here. Hill is a versatile nickel/safety hybrid who could allow the Chiefs to let Tyrann Mathieu walk. We even think Hill could be tried outside if needed, and the Chiefs have some recent experience with this type of conversion (L'Jarius Snead). Hill might be one of the best 20 or so prospects in this class from our perspective.

30. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

He's not a Tyreek Hill replacement because no one can replace Hill. But giving Mahomes a vertical threat from the slot really could keep the Chiefs' downfield passing game aloft. He's a more polished player now than Watson, who went two picks earlier.

ESPN - Mike Tannenbaum (3/30)

29. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

The Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill. Now they have the chance to use one of the picks that came to Kansas City in return to draft his replacement. Williams tore his ACL and won't be ready for Week 1, but his explosion and speed make him the ideal Chiefs draft pick. I was really impressed with Williams' play in the SEC Championship, when he had seven catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

30. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

Turning to defense, I want to get a productive edge rusher. Only three teams had fewer sacks than the Chiefs' 31 in 2021, but Ebiketie posted 9.5 sacks for Penn State last season after transferring from Temple.

NFL.com - Bucky Brooks (3/29)

29. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

There is not a single receiver out there who can replace all of traded-way veteran Tyreek Hill's production, but Moore is a dynamic weapon with the explosiveness and versatility to pop in an Andy Reid offense.

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Hill is a prototypical nickel defender with the kind of hit, run and cover skills that will make him a hot commodity for a team that loves to attack with pressure.

The Draft Network - Brentley Weissman (3/28)

29. Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

The Booth fall finally stops. Booth is one of the best players in this class and offers immense upside. He is athletic, instinctive, and has outstanding ball skills. He would fit in very well as a replacement for Charvarius Ward at outside corner.

30. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

A bit of a surprise that the Chiefs don't select a receiver with either of their first-round picks, but again, there just isn't any value. While I like players such as Sky Moore and George Pickens, I think the Chiefs can take a chance at targeting a player of similar skill in the second round. Instead, they take one of my new favorite players in Arnold Ebiketie.

Ebiketie is an explosive edge defender who plays very good power and has the flexibility to bend the arc. He projects as a situational pass rusher early in his career with the potential to develop into a top starter at his position.

The Athletic - Beat Writer Mock (3/28)

29. Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn State

Nate Taylor: The Chiefs may not keep the 29th pick, but selecting an athletic pass rusher like Ebiketie makes a ton of sense. Ebiketie adds depth at the position and he has the talent to be an opening-day starter alongside star defensive tackle Chris Jones and veteran defensive end Frank Clark. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, Ebiketie fits the frame that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants from his defensive ends. In college, he showed a strong combination of speed and power in pressuring opposing quarterbacks.

General manager Brett Veach said earlier in the offseason, before trading star receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, that the Chiefs' biggest priority was to add talent to their defensive line. Selecting Ebiketie helps accomplish that plan.

Brugler: Ebiketie is considered a late first-round possibility for several teams, and the Chiefs could be one of them with the way he fits Spagnuolo's scheme. Long and twitched up, the Temple transfer put dominant flashes on film that rocketed him up draft boards throughout the season. He needs to mature his reliability in the run game, but he can be an impact rusher early in his career.

30. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Taylor: Perhaps the biggest positional need for the Chiefs here is at receiver, especially in the aftermath of trading Hill to the Dolphins. But with prospects like Williams, Watson and Burks off the board, the Chiefs can feel comfortable selecting Hill, who could be their new nickel cornerback or their third safety alongside projected starters Justin Reid and Juan Thornhill. Listed at 6-foot and 191 pounds, Hill has above-average ball skills and is versatile enough to cover both receivers and tight ends. By adding Hill, the Chiefs' projected starting cornerbacks on the perimeter can be L'Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton.

Brugler: I'm a huge Dax Hill fan. He's a twitched-up athlete with versatility to cover in the slot or make plays in the run game. But it would be surprising if the Chiefs bypass a receiver here with Jahan Dotson still on the board. It will be tough to replace Tyreek Hill regardless of what moves they make, but Dotson and his big-time ball skills would help soften the blow. Doubling up with back-to-back Penn State prospects would be my vote here.

PFF - Austin Gayle (3/28)

29. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Burks is built like a taller running back at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. He dominates after the catch and will surprise defensive backs with his speed, regardless of whether the ball is in his hands. He'll likely assume a slot role at the next level, but he'll still command a lot of attention from the inside. He earned 88.0-plus receiving grades in back-to-back seasons to close out his career at Arkansas.

30. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

Elam's PFF grade isn't all that impressive, but a lot of that is because of costly penalties. He still allowed just 19 receptions for 191 yards on 34 targets this season while going toe-to-toe with top-end SEC receiver talent. He's an immediate starter for Kansas City, especially now that veteran Charvarius Ward has signed with San Francisco.

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