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PFF mock draft: Chiefs take an offensive tackle at 31st

A new mock from the football analytics site has Kansas City taking a Senior Bowl tackle with their first pick.

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On Monday, the football analytics site Pro Football Focus released a first-round mock draft. Austin Gayle has four quarterbacks — Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, BYU’s Zach Wilson, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and NDSU’s Trey Lance — coming off the board immediately, followed by Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. Three more tackles are chosen before the Kansas City Chiefs take one with the 31st pick.

31. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Dillon Radunz, NDSU

Radunz is a big riser up draft boards coming off his stellar performance at the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl. He also earned 79.1 and 87.2 pass-blocking grades in his 2018 and 2019 seasons, respectively.

It’s not a surprise that the Chiefs have a lot of problems to solve on their offensive line — particularly at the tackle positions. It’s entirely possible that the team will have to move on from Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz before the 2021 campaign begins, so the idea that Kansas City could take a first-round tackle isn’t far-fetched.

But if that’s the way they want to go, would the Chiefs be willing to settle for the fifth tackle selected in the draft? Gayle has Northwestern’s Rashawn Slater selected 13th, Virginia Tech’s Christian Darrisaw coming off the board at 14th and Oklahoma State’s Teven Jenkins taken at 20th. Could the Chiefs trade up to get one of those players — or take Sam Cosmi of Texas (selected 32nd in Gayle’s mock) instead?

Poll

What of these tackle prospects would you rather have?

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Penei Sewell
    (773 votes)
  • 7%
    Rashawn Slater
    (114 votes)
  • 3%
    Christian Darrisaw
    (58 votes)
  • 7%
    Teven Jenkins
    (123 votes)
  • 11%
    Dillon Radunz
    (188 votes)
  • 12%
    Sam Cosmi
    (195 votes)
  • 9%
    Someone else
    (159 votes)
1610 votes total Vote Now