2024 NFL draft: Chiefs take Texas WR Adonai Mitchell in most mock drafts

The Chiefs will make the final pick of the first round of the NFL draft for the third time in five years after another Super Bowl victory.

Kansas City didn’t have much success with its first two attempts with running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2020 and defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah in 2023. Edwards-Helaire is still a free agent and Anudike-Uzomah registered just a half-sack in 17 games during his rookie year.

This time around, the Chiefs can go in a few different directions with the No. 32 selection in 2024. Areas of need include cornerback, offensive line, wide receiver and edge rusher — positions that are relatively deep in this year’s class. Kansas City traded away starting cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, currently doesn’t have a starting left tackle and can always use more offensive weapons for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

In a survey of 37 different mock drafts over the past month, the Chiefs selected a wide receiver the most (18 times) and an offensive tackle the second most (13 times). Cornerbacks were next on the list with four, while only one mock had a defensive tackle and one other had an edge rusher.

Texas wide receiver Adonai Mitchell was the most-picked player among the mock drafts. Six experts linked him to the Chiefs. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Mitchell finished this past season with 55 receptions for 845 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Longhorns. He began his career in Georgia.

BYU offensive tackle Kingsley Suamataia was second with five picks, while Texas wideout Xavier Worthy, Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey and Arizona offensive tackle Jordan Morgan garnered four picks each.

Chiefs mock draft breakdowns

Position Player Number of Experts Experts
WR Adonai Mitchell 6 CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, The Athletic’s Nate Taylor, NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr., Chiefs Wire’s John Dillon, FanSided’s Cody Williams
OT Kingsley Suamataia 5 The Kansas City Star’s Jesse NewellCBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso, NFL.com’s Eric Edholm, The Ringer’s Danny Kelly, The Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer
WR Xavier Worthy 4 Fox Sports’ Jason McIntyre, NFL.com’s Chad Reuter, ESPN’s Matt Miller, Pro Football Focus’ Arjun Menon
OT Jordan Morgan 4 The Athletic’s Ben Standig, ESPN’s Mike Tannenham, The Ringer’s Ben Solak, USA Today Sports’ Nate Davis
WR Ladd McConkey 4 USA Today’s Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, SB Nation’s JP Acosta, DraftWires’s Doug Farrar, AtoZ Sports’ Destin Adams
WR Keon Coleman 2 The Draft Network’s Jaime Eisner, CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson
OT Tyler Guyton 2 CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli, Pro Football Network’s Joe Broback
CB Nate Wiggins 1 CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards
CB Kool-Aid McKinstry 1 Fantasy Pros’ Russell Brown
WR Brian Thomas 1 Pro Football Network’s Keff Ciardello
OT Patrick Paul 1 Yahoo Sports’ Charles McDonald and Nate Tice, 33rd Team’s Marcus Mosher
OT Amarius Mims 1 NFL.com’s Charles Davis
CB Kamari Lassiter 1 NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks
CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. 1 The Draft Network’s Keith Sanchez
DT Johnny Newton 1 Pro Football Network’s AJ Schulte
WR Troy Franklin 1 Pro Football Focus Brad Spielberger
EDGE Darius Robinson 1 CBS Sports’ Kyle Stackpole

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