The Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl champions and could fill a few holes that may help them repeat as champs.
Even though the Chiefs didn’t have many threats at wide receiver, a largely average defense, and a rookie running back getting the bulk of the carries, they still found a way to win their second Super Bowl in four seasons.
Now, they’ll look to be repeat champs for the first time since the New England Patriots did it in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. They don’t truly have many holes but could benefit from improving at a few positions.
Kansas City Chiefs’ Mock Draft: Trying to go back to back
31st overall: Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
JuJu Smith-Schuster departed for the New England Patriots and the Chiefs’ already weaker WR core got a bit weaker when Smith-Schuster left. Hyatt has true WR1 upside and could be an immediate contributor in the Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid-led offense.
63rd overall: Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
The Kansas City Chiefs did sign Jawaan Taylor to a big-time deal to play left tackle for them, so that situation appears to be settled. Even though Duncan played left tackle in college, I think bringing him into the organization as a developmental right tackle could be a smart move.
95th overall: A.T. Perry, WR, Wake Forest
The Chiefs double up at wide receiver in their first three picks with a 6’3″ talent out of Wake Forest. Getting a big-bodied receiver is something the Chiefs have needed for a while. Perhaps Perry can offer his agility and separation to help the Chiefs’ offense take off even more.
122nd overall: Isaiah Land, EDGE, Florida A&M
The Chiefs need some pass rush boost. They took George Karlaftis last year and could benefit from taking another EDGE in the 2023 NFL Draft.
134th overall: Kendre Miller, RB, TCU
166th overall: Rashad Torrence II, S, Florida
178th overall: Will Mallory, TE, Miami (FL)
217th overall: Jalen Redmond, DT, Oklahoma
249th overall: Jordan Howden, S, Minnesota
250th overall: Anfernee Orji, LB, Vanderbilt
The remaining picks are attempting to fill the last bit of roster holes the Chiefs have. Getting a boost in the secondary is key, along with adding some depth at the running back and tight end positions.