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Chiefs take a first-round corner in AP Nerd Squad’s final mock draft

The team can’t make a deal to trade up, settling on an LSU cornerback with the final first-round selection.

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On the final AP Draft Show before NFL Draft weekend, the AP Nerd Squad did a full two-round mock draft — and made the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs’ five picks.

Round one

  1. Cincinnati Bengals - QB Joe Burrow, LSU
  2. Washington Redskins - EDGE Chase Young, Ohio State
  3. Los Angeles Chargers (Trade with Lions for 6, 37 ) - QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
  4. 4, New York Giants - OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  5. Miami Dolphins - QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
  6. Detroit Lions (trade with Chargers) - CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
  7. New York Jets (trade with Panthers for 11, 68) - OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  8. Arizona Cardinals - DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
  9. Jacksonville Jaguars - LB Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
  10. Denver Broncos (trade with Browns for 15, 77) - WR Henry Ruggs, Alabama
  11. Carolina Panthers (trade with Jets) - OT Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  12. Oakland Raiders - WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  13. San Francisco 49ers - WR Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  15. Cleveland Browns (trade with Broncos) - OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
  16. Atlanta Falcons - CB C.J. Henderson, Florida
  17. Dallas Cowboys - EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
  18. Miami Dolphins - OT Josh Jones, Houston
  19. Oakland Raiders - CB A.J. Terrell, Clemson
  20. Indianapolis Colts (trade with Jaguars for 44, 2021 1st) - QB Jordan Love, Utah State
  21. Philadelphia Eagles - LB Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma
  22. Minnesota Vikings - IOL Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
  23. New England Patriots - S Xavier McKinney, Alabama
  24. New Orleans Saints - DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
  25. Minnesota Vikings - WR Denzel Mims, Baylor
  26. Miami Dolphins - EDGE AJ Epenesa, Iowa
  27. Seattle Seahawks - EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
  28. Baltimore Ravens - OL Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  29. Tennessee Titans - CB Jeff Gladney, TCU
  30. Green Bay Packers - WR Justin Jefferson, LSU
  31. Carolina Panthers (trade with 49ers for 38, 113, 148) - LB Patrick Queen, LSU
  32. Kansas City Chiefs - CB Kristian Fulton, LSU
College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

We tried to trade back from pick 32, but the San Francisco 49ers made it hard to find a market by striking a deal with the Carolina Panthers to take Patrick Queen just one selection before the Chiefs.

So instead, the Chiefs take the KC Draft Guide’s second-highest graded cornerback.

With light, patient feet, Fulton has the makings of a good man-coverage corner. He’s mentally tough, willing to battle bigger receivers and is competitive at the catch point. He boasts a quality athletic profile — and has the potential to develop into a good NFL cornerback.

Round two

  1. Cincinnati Bengals - OT Austin Jackson, USC
  2. Indianapolis Colts - WR Michael Pittman Jr., USC
  3. Detroit Lions - RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
  4. New York Giants - S Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois
  5. Detroit Lions (trade with Chargers) - LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin
  6. San Francisco 49ers (trade with Panthers) - CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
  7. Miami Dolphins - RB D’Andre Swift, Georgia
  8. Houston Texans - DT Ross Blacklock, TCU
  9. Cleveland Browns - LB Willie Gay, Mississippi State
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
  11. Chicago Bears - S Grant Delpit, LSU
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars (trade with Colts) - WR Tee Higgins, Clemson
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU
  14. Denver Broncos - CB Noah Igbinoghene, Auburn
  15. Atlanta Falcons - DE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
  16. New York Jets - WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
  17. Pittsburght Steelers - IOL Robert Hunt, Lousiana Lafayette
  18. Chicago Bears - S Antoine Winfield Jr., Minnesota
  19. Dallas Cowboys - CB Damon Arnette, Ohio State
  20. Los Angeles Rams - WR K.J. Hamler, Penn State
  21. Philadelphia Eagles - WR Laviska Shenault, Colorado
  22. Buffalo Bills - EDGE Josh Uche, Michigan
  23. Baltimore Ravens - LB Malik Harrison, Ohio State
  24. Miami Dolphins - OT Lucas Niang, TCU
  25. New England Patriots (trade with Rams for 87, 100, 172) - QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
  26. Minnesota Vikings - DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
  27. Seattle Seahawks - IOL Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU
  28. Baltimore Ravens - EDGE Terrell Lewis, Alabama
  29. Tennessee Titans - DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma
  30. Green Bay Packers - LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, Appalachian State
  31. Kansas City Chiefs - WR Jalen Reagor, TCU
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Reagor should not be on the board here, but with such a deep wide receiver class, some players are going to fall down the board for various reasons.

After bulking up too much for the NFL Combine, Reagor left some questions for teams — including what happened to the 4.2 speed he was supposed to display. So he fell to the range with receivers like Laviska Shenault and Tee Higgins — but their bigger physical profiles allowed them to go to teams with needs for that type of player.

So the Chiefs swoop in to get Reagor’s big play capabilities — adding to an already-scary group.

  1. Seattle Seahawks - S Ashtyn Davis, California

Other Chiefs Picks

  1. Kansas City Chiefs - LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
Oklahoma State v Texas Tech Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images

Brooks’ draft range is all over the place, so the Chiefs get a player who can fit into the WILL spot on the second level of the defense.

Over the course of his college career, Brooks didn’t show much in coverage — but has shown himself to be a capable-enough athlete to do it. There are still going to be questions about how he can cover, but he sorts through traffic well between the tackles — and is physical enough to play an interior gap.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs - IOL Keith Ismael, San Diego State
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Utah State at San Diego State Photo by Alan Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In this scenario, the Chiefs wait until the fourth round to address the offensive line, getting a player who could push Austin Reiter for the starting job.

Ismael is not a standout in any one thing, but he’s solid at a lot of things. He’s not the most athletic, strongest or most physical prospect — but he does enough to get the job done.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs - EDGE Khalid Kareem, Notre Dame
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 28 Camping World Bowl - Notre Dame v Iowa State Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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