The Kansas City Chiefs once again made the Super Bowl this season. They look like they are forming another modern dynasty with Patrick Mahomes leading the way. How do the Chiefs sustain that dynasty? What gets them back into another Super Bowl? This Chiefs 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft presents a possible solution to keep the dynasty alive leading up to the three-day selection process of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Chiefs Pre-Senior Bowl 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft
- Round 1, Pick 32: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
- Round 2, Pick 64: Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
- Round 3, Pick 95: Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
- Round 4, Pick 130: Whop Philyor, WR, Indiana
- Round 5, Pick 162: Trey Hill, OC, Georgia
- Round 7, Pick 224: Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma
Chiefs 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft pick-by-pick analysis
Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
The Chiefs enter this year’s Super Bowl with zero starters on the offensive line from last year’s Super Bowl run. The offensive line had more than a few issues this season, and they showed up frequently in run blocking and pass protection. While Mitchell Schwartz and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be back next year, the Chiefs need to add talent up front. As a result, it will be one of their biggest offseason priorities.
Wyatt Davis is a powerful “people-mover” at guard. His play strength and toughness are endearing traits on tape. He does a good job of keeping his head on a swivel, picking up stunts and blitzes. There are a few questions about his overall athletic coordination, but Davis is an absolute road grader at guard and should be a long-time pro.
Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State
While the Chiefs’ defense is better than many give it credit, the linebacker room needs some serious turnover. Anthony Hitchens, Damien Wilson, and Ben Niemann all combined for over a thousand snaps. In addition, Wilson and Niemann are projected free agents. While the Chiefs did draft Willie Gay last year, they need more talent at that spot.
Enter Pete Werner, an intriguing coverage linebacker in this Chiefs 7-round 2021 mock draft. For Ohio State this season, Werner displayed good athletic traits and the ability to turn and cover tight ends downfield. As a result, Werner’s traits suggest he can be deployed in a variety of ways for the Chiefs.
Brady Christensen, OT, BYU
As stated previously, the Chiefs need to build up and invest in the offensive line to sustain the dynasty. The team drafted Lucas Niang last year to fill in the right tackle spot when Mitchell Schwartz hangs it up. Time to turn to the left tackle spot for this Chiefs 7-round 2021 mock draft. Both Schwartz and Fisher are projected free agents in 2022, and both will be over 30. Young investments need to occur to keep the dynasty alive.
Brady Christensen’s length and use of hands in pass protection are top-notch. He rarely has a bad rep and kept QB Zach Wilson clean all season. The quality of this offensive tackle class combined with the BYU schematic questions might cause Christensen to slip down draft boards. A season behind Fisher developing before he starts would be great for his development.
Whop Philyor, WR, Indiana
The Chiefs have wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson poised to hit free agency this year. It doesn’t seem likely that either of them returns for the 2021 season. As a result, the Chiefs will need to fill in some gaps in their receiving room.
Whop Philyor’s speed makes him an obvious fit with the Chiefs. He’s rumored to have 4.3 speed and is an excellent vertical threat. Philyor is Indiana’s all-time leader in double-digit catch games and played a key role on offense and special teams.
Trey Hill, OC, Georgia
Whether or not the Chiefs bring back Austin Reiter at center, he’ll be over 30 years old and isn’t necessarily at the top of his position. Fitting in with the theme of this Chiefs 7-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Chiefs continue to invest in young offensive line replacements.
Trey Hill is an excellent run blocker at the center position and moves fairly well in space. When Hill was out for the bowl game against Cincinnati, it was evident that the Bulldogs missed his play up front.
That’s good news for the Chiefs, as they need an anchor in the middle of their offensive line.
Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma
The Chiefs are projected to have cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland, Charvarius Ward, and Antonio Hamilton hit free agency. While Ward and Breeland are likely returning, investing in more depth at cornerback is never a bad thing.
A Senior Bowl invite, Tre Brown is a speedy corner but rather undersized. He routinely made clutch plays for the Sooners in several big games, but his lack of size hurt him frequently. The Chiefs don’t necessarily need a cornerback, but Brown’s speed and special teams value will make him a nice target on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
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