Chiefs Projected for Major Steal in Mel Kiper's Latest 2022 NFL Mock Draft

Larry Rupp
The Kansas City Chiefs are projected for a major steal in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs are projected for a major steal in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a few additions via the free agent market this offseason, but attention is starting to turn to the upcoming NFL Draft in April. Fans will be excited to hear the team is projected to grab a major steal with the No. 30 overall pick in Mel Kiper's latest 2022 NFL mock draft.

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Kiper has Kansas City addressing a major need by selecting defensive end George Karlaftis. It comes as a bit of a surprise given the Purdue product is widely considered an early first round talent. Seeing Karlaftis drop would give one of the AFC's powerhouse squads an impactful defensive weapon.

The 20-year-old pass rusher's talents could go a long way in helping the Chiefs improve along the d-line. Kansas City posted the fourth-fewest sacks in the NFL (31.0) last season despite owning the fifth-best pressure percentage (26.4%). They just couldn't seem to finish the job in the backfield.

Karlaftis was nothing short of dominant in his time spent as a Boilermaker. He ended a three-year college career with 97 tackles (27.0 for loss), 14.0 sacks and 3 forced fumbles across 26 games played. Karlaftis' ability to drop into coverage was showcased by 4 pass breakups as well.

With rumors circulating about Frank Clark's future in KC, the Chiefs are suddenly in dire need of adding excitement at DE. Not only would Karlaftis have a shot at earning a starting gig, but he has the potential to be a star player at the next level. His motor never stops when he is out on the field.

The 2022 NFL Draft is set to get underway on Thursday, April 28.

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