Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama
Jalyn Armour-Davis is one of the few Alabama players in recent memory that can be classified as a “sleeper”. Veach and company have a track record of landing cornerbacks in the middle rounds, so if Armour-Davis is available in the third round, I expect the Kansas City Chiefs to pounce. He can immediately replace the departing Charvarius Ward by slotting in opposite former fourth-round pick, L’Jarius Sneed.
Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State
I love Troy Andersen. He is a football player through and through, proving so during his time at Montana State by playing both quarterback and linebacker. Rumors of a Taysom Hill-type of role in the NFL were put to bed when Andersen showed just how great of a prospect he is at linebacker. The superb athlete and leader in the locker room is still learning the ropes at linebacker, but is a fun fit alongside Nick Bolton.
Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
There’s not much of a track record to speak of when it comes to what the Chiefs look for in a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. In the past five drafts, only four wide receivers have been selected by Kansas City (Mecole Hardman, Cornell Powell, Tremon Smith, and Jehu Chesson). I see Boise State’s Khalil Shakir as a great fit in three-wide receiver sets with Juju and MVS. He’s not a blazer but his 4.4 speed is a threat when he has the ball in hand.
Michael Clemons, DL, Texas A&M
Michael Clemons is a player that I still am not quite sure why no one is talking about. He possesses a legitimate NFL frame, not only with his prototypical height (6’5) and weight (263 pounds), but also his near 35-inch arms. Clemons has production to match as well. He sacked the quarterback a career-high seven times in 2021, while also chipping in 11 tackles for loss. He looked the part playing SEC football, I expect it to translate to the NFL. The Chiefs would be wise to add him to the roster and allow him to ease his way into the league.
Cade Mays, OL, Tennessee
Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted a former Tennessee offensive lineman that was once a five-star recruit and underwhelmed during his college career. It proved to be one of the biggest steals in recent memory, as Trey Smith helped stabilize an offensive line with new starters all across it. This year, the exact same set of circumstances are true for Cade Mays. It makes sense for the Chiefs to give Mays a shot because you can never have too much depth and who knows if Lucas Niang will stay healthy long enough to develop into a true starter at right tackle.