NFL Draft 2022: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Kansas City Chiefs draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: Kansas City Chiefs Draft Analysis

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2022 NFL Draft Analysis
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Kansas City Chiefs Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (21) CB Trent McDuffie, Washington
1 (30) DE George Karlaftis, Purdue
2 (54) WR Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
2 (62) S Bryan Cook, Cincinnati
3 (103) LB Leo Chenal, Wisconsin
4 (135) CB Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State
5 (145) OG/OT Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
7 (243) CB Jaylen Watson, Washington State
7 (251) RB Isaih Pacheco, Rutgers
7 (259) S Nazeeh Johnson, Marshall

Kansas City Chiefs Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Apparently, the Chiefs would like to stop other teams from throwing the ball. They loaded up big in the secondary with Washington CB Trent McDuffie just a part of the haul of five defensive back prospects.

For Kansas City, this thing stayed on the rails. Usually it gets weird and starts taking random guys at strange times, but this was a very, very strong draft. There wasn’t a ton to help the O – Skyy Moore was the lone wide receiver – but …

– The defensive help was great. Yes, the defensive backs matter, but pass rusher George Karlaftis and tough guy tackler Leon Chenal were wonderful gets.

 

Kansas City Chiefs Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 3 (103) LB Leo Chenal, Wisconsin

Biggest Reach: 4 (135) CB Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State

Late Flier That Might Work: 7 (251) RB Isaih Pacheco, Rutgers

Kansas City Chiefs Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Who wants to have some FUN? The Chiefs might have lost Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, but they got the 29 and the 50 in the deal. It’s not worth it – always take the proven superstar talent over the prospects – and outside of a few massive exceptions, Kansas City hasn’t exactly rocked the Casbah over the last several drafts but there’s a lot to do with eight of the first 135 picks.

– Now the Chiefs don’t really need to go wide receiver after losing Hill – they went big in free agency with JuJu Smith Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Corey Coleman – but they could use a true No. 1 to build around. Cornerback and offensive tackle are the bigger holes to fill, and a pass rusher would be nice.

So who’ll be there in the first round for Kansas City? Will the Chiefs package picks and move up? The better call will be to keep the 29 and 30 and enjoy the back-to-back aspect to load up with two big calls.

If they want a pass rusher, thanks to all of the picks they can afford to take a shot at Michigan’s David Ojabo, who’ll likely miss the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Minnesota’s Boye Mafe could fit, too, if he last this long.

The offensive tackles should thin out a bit by the 29, but there are plenty of defensive backs – Michigan safety Daxton Hill and Clemson CB Andrew Booth could be there – or it’s a pick for more speed at receiver with Penn State’s Jahan Dotson.

Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Draft Picks

2 (58) LB Nick Bolton, Missouri
2 (63) C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma
4 (144) DE Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State
5 (162) TE Noah Gray, Duke
5 (175) CB Jason Pinnock, Pitt
5 (181) WR Cornell Powell, Clemson
6 (226) OG Trey Smith, Tennessee

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