Kansas City Chiefs 3-Round Mock Draft After Tyreek Hill’s Departure

The Kansas City Chiefs are suddenly the talk of the NFL following the shocking decision to trade away superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The two sides were unable to reach a long-term deal, and it didn’t take long for Hill to be traded to the Miami Dolphins and receive a massive contract.

Now, the Chiefs have two first-round draft picks and a glaring hole at the wide receiver position. JuJu Smith-Schuster helps mend the loss of Hill a little bit, although replacing a top-tier WR such as Hill is hard to do.

With the changes in Kansas City this offseason, here is a three-round mock draft, and the Chiefs have six picks in the first three rounds to fill some needs.

Round 1, No. 29 overall: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

Treylon Burks can do a lot of things that NFL teams hope for.

However, he didn’t impress at the NFL Combine and ran a subpar 40-yard dash.

Nonetheless, the talent is obvious, and Burks to the Chiefs makes too much sense for both sides. He is a big-body receiver that Patrick Mahomes would love throwing to. Plus, Eric Bieniemy would be able to utilize Burks basically anywhere on the offense.

In Burks’ final season at Arkansas, he caught 66 balls for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns and had 820 yards and seven scores in just nine games the season before that.

Burks would instantly become the No. 1 WR for the Chiefs Tyreek Hill-less offense. The only question is whether or not Burks is around when the Chiefs pick at No. 29.

Round 1, No. 30 overall: David Ojabo, EDGE, Michigan

David Ojabo (#55) is a monster on the edge. He was Aidan Hutchinson’s running buddy in 2021 for the Michigan Wolverines, who shocked everybody by making the College Football Playoff.

Ojabo was locked in as an easy first-round choice, but he tore his Achilles during his Pro Day and will likely see his stock drop quite a bit.

Still, there is no denying Ojabo’s talent and skill. If he falls to the end of the first round, the Chiefs need to grab him. After all, we have seen how the AFC West has loaded up on pass rushers: Khalil Mack, Chandler Jones, and Randy Gregory all recently made a move to the division.

Round 2, No. 50 overall: Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

The consensus No. 1 running back in this class is up in the air, but all three of Isaiah Spiller, Breece Hall, and Kenneth Walker III have cases to be made.

In this circumstance, Walker goes before the Chiefs pick, but Kansas City grabs Spiller. Yes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still around, but the Chiefs’ usage of Jerick McKinnon in the playoffs shows how much faith the coaches have in Edwards-Helaire.

Spiller would immediately get touches and might even leapfrog Edwards-Helaire for the starting job. Spiller has excellent size, vision, and he can catch passes out of the backfield, which is huge for the Chiefs offense.

The Chiefs should take a running back at some point in the 2022 NFL Draft, and Spiller at this point is tough to pass up.

Round 2, No. 62 overall: Darrian Beavers, LB, Cincinnati

The Chiefs address defense with their second pick in the second round. This time, it is another linebacker in Darrian Beavers.

The Cincinnati Bearcats star made a name for himself and provides a ton of versatility. He can line up on the edge and play in the middle as well.

He projects as a prototypical middle linebacker in the NFL, which the Chiefs would love to add to their group. Depending on how he develops, Steve Spagnuolo could turn Beavers into a true starter by Year Two. The fact that he can play multiple positions on defense proves Kansas City with flexibility.

Round 3, No. 94 overall: Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucly

The Chiefs waste no time replacing Tyreek Hill by finding a hidden gem in the draft class. This time it is Kentucky WR Wan’Dale Robinson.

Robinson is shifty, quick, and elusive, very similar to Hill. Robinson posted 104 catches for 1,334 yards and seven scores in his final season with the Wildcats and was used as a kick returned in his first year at Nebraska back in 2019.

Bieniemy and the Chiefs could use Robinson in a Hill role — screens, short passes, and even in the deep passing game. Robinson is a steal in the third round and could end up as one of the best wide receivers in this class when it is all said and done.

Round 3, No. 103 overall: Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama

The Chiefs finish their six-pick barrage by grabbing Josh Jobe out of Alabama. The Chiefs defense needs help, and Jobe brings a physical presence to the cornerback room.

He played against high-level competition with Alabama during college and would immediately get thrown into the rotation at Kansas City.

One of the biggest knocks on Jobe is his aggressiveness. While it is a good thing, he could get hit with a lot of penalties, especially the way the officiating has been in the NFL over the past few years.

Stats Courtesy of Sports Reference

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