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Kansas City Chiefs 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Kansas City Chiefs from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

For a more inclusive lists of mock drafts for the Kansas City Chiefs, check out our 2021 Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Database.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Chiefs:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

32. Wyatt Davis, IOL, Ohio State

Davis is going to give Creed Humphrey a run for his iOL1 money. By PFF grading, Davis was superior in every metric of the game last fall. A pulverizer in the run game who also didn't surrender so much as one quarterback hit in over 400 pass-pro reps in 2019, Davis will start immediately in 2021 for whichever team drafts him in April.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

31. Jayson Oweh, EDGE, Penn State

He's never been a starter and has played only 397 snaps in his career, so few players will be hurt more by the season cancellation than Oweh. He reportedly runs in the 4.3s at 257 pounds, but we simply haven't seen enough of him on a football field to know how that will look in the NFL.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

32. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

Kansas City has spent money this offseason as if it were burning a hole in their pockets. Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones, and Travis Kelce each got a new contract worth top dollar this offseason, which means the team is going to have to reassess the rest of the roster and look for potential outs and upgrades for cheap. Left tackle Eric Fisher is a possible cut candidate -- he's scheduled to take up more than $14M in 2021 salary cap as a modest starter. Replacing him with with Cosmi could carve out some major headway in navigating the challenges of the salary cap and provide the team with a more high-ceiling starter for Mahomes' blindside.

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Kansas City Chiefs 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Kansas City Chiefs from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City Chiefs

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Kansas City Chiefs rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Chiefs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 1

Most Super Bowl champs benefit from an exceptionable amount of luck on their way to the title, but that wasn't really the case with the Chiefs last year. They had below-average injury luck, below-average fumble luck and were 5-4 in one-score games. It might sound crazy, but this offense could be a lot better than it was last year when Patrick Mahomes was battling through an injury. The Chiefs return their top five pass-catchers and used a first-round pick on dynamic running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. With some holes in the secondary, the defense could struggle early in the season, but the Chiefs have the firepower to outscore teams on a weekly basis.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 1

The offense will roll again, so it's about the defense. There are concerns about the corners, which could be a problem.

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Kansas City Chiefs: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule with results for the Chiefs in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Thu., Sept. 10vs. Houston Texans8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20at Los Angeles Chargers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 3Mon., Sept. 28at Baltimore Ravens8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. New England Patriots4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11vs. Las Vegas Raiders1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Thu., Oct. 15at Buffalo Bills8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Denver Broncos4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1vs. New York Jets1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10BYE
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22at Las Vegas Raiders8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6vs. Denver Broncos8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13at Miami Dolphins1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at New Orleans Saints4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. Los Angeles Chargers1:00 PM / Tickets

The Kansas City Chiefs have the 18th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Kansas City Chiefs - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Kansas City Chiefs.

132Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBLSU
263Willie Gay Jr.LBMississippi State
396Lucas NiangOTTCU
4138L'Jarius SneedSLouisiana Tech
5177Michael DannaEDGEMichigan
7237Bopete KeyesCBTulane

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Kansas City Chiefs rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB15.7 (23)58.79 (1)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB16.46 (30)52.78 (22)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.64 (17)76.89 (1)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.63 (29)21.17 (19)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Kansas City Chiefs running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire199.3896.97.4755.74543.48200.79
Perhaps a bit of a surprise for some as the first running back off the board, Edwards-Helaire has drawn comparisons to (a better version of) Brian Westbrook (by head coach Andy Reid) and lands in an ideal long-term spot for his fantasy value. With Damien Williams opting out of the 2020 season, it boosts CEH's short-term (i.e., 2020) outlook and catapults him into the (upper?) RB1 range. It wasn't that long ago that fantasy owners saw what a prominently-featured rookie running back (Kareem Hunt, RB3, 2017) could do in an Reid-led offense.
DeAndre Washington55.5230.31.6723.1170.90.9255.66
While the Chiefs will give Edwards-Helaire all he can handle, throwing a late-round dart at the team's No. 2 back makes sense as a way to get some cheap exposure to the high-powered Chiefs offense. Injuries are a huge part of the game, especially at the running back position, but the COVID-19 pandemic will create even more opportunities for backup running backs than usual and we've seen waiver-wire backs thrive in spot duty in this offense. The only question is who will get that opportunity behind CEH?
Darrel Williams48.6182.32.439.277.30.4643.3
In a practice where Edwards-Helaire was given the day off, Williams was the "first-team featured back."
Darwin Thompson20.881.10.52750.40.2117.53
Anthony Sherman37.50.124.4370.226.49

MORE: See our full Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football Projections

Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Patrick Mahomes Average Draft Position

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Kansas City Chiefs Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Kansas City Chiefs are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageLen Dawson - 28,507
Rushing YardageJamaal Charles - 7,260
Receiving YardageTony Gonzalez - 10,940
SacksDerrick Thomas - 126.5
InterceptionsEmmitt Thomas - 58
Coaching WinsHank Stram - 124

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