The trade of wide receiver Tyreek Hill has left a giant hole on Kansas City's offense. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was signed to bring speed along the outside, but it may not be enough. That's why Chiefs fans will love what playmaker Todd McShay has the team selecting in his latest NFL mock draft.
Chiefs Mock Draft
Keep in mind McShay has the Chiefs using the first-round pick they acquired from the Miami Dolphins to move up to No. 17 overall. That's where he has Kansas City drafting WR Jameson Williams. The Alabama standout has the talent of a top-10 pick assuming he can get fully recover from a torn ACL.
Williams picked defenses apart with the Crimson Tide and finished his junior season with 1,572 receiving yards in 15 games played. He also scored 15 touchdowns on a total of 82 touches. The 21-year-old's speed was showcased by the fact that he averaged a whopping 19.9 yards per reception.
The biggest upside here is the fact that Williams possesses the traits necessary to step in as quarterback Patrick Mahomes' primary target right away. He can confidently count on his quickness to rack up yards after the catch and has the length to haul in contested passes down the field.
No matter what, the Chiefs are going to have to find a way to replace 1,239 yards of offense and 9 touchdowns from last season. Grabbing an elite pass-catcher like Williams would be a great first step in doing so. It may just come down to whether or not he falls in the first round.
The 2022 NFL Draft is set to get underway on Thursday, April 28.
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