Kansas City Chiefs 2022 Mock Draft: CB, Front Seven Addressed

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Max Borghi is seeing his NFL Draft stock fall
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Round 7, Pick 234: Max Borghi, RB, Washington State

Running back is not something that the team has to add, with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ronald Jones, and Derrick Gore, there is more than enough for the running back room. But, this late in the draft, I take one more shot at a guy with a clouded injury history. In 2019, Borghi caught 86 passes out of the backfield. He battled injuries and never quite looked the same last season, but that upside as a pass catcher is worth the dart throw.

Round 7, Pick 244: Brad Hawkins, Safety, Michigan

Seventh round picks aren’t likely to come in and provide a significant boost to the team, but Brad Hawkins can bring that boost to the Kansas City Chiefs special teams unit. Hawkins is a great athlete, and can even work his way into a rotational role on the defense under the right circumstances. He was consistently a spark plug for the Michigan Wolverines on Saturdays and that figures to translate to the next level.

Round 7, Pick 252: Bamidele Olaseni, OL, Utah

Bamidele Olaseni is not guaranteed to get drafted, but he has qualities that teams look for in a starting offensive tackle. He is massive (6’8, 330 pounds), and has a lot of experience starting at left tackle. I view him more as a developmental prospect at right tackle, which lines up well considering Orlando Brown Jr. is entrenched on the left side. Olaseni can work behind Lucas Niang this season, and by next offseason he may be ready to compete for reps as a starter. It may sound crazy, but the Kansas City Chiefs scout late round offensive linemen as well as any team in the NFL.

Round 7, Pick 260: LaBryan Ray, DL, Alabama

LaBryan Ray was a highly-touted five-star recruiting when he committed to Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Ray suffered injury setback after injury setback during his time in Tuscaloosa. In 2021, he appeared in 11 games and showed flashes — albeit limited — when he found playing time. He may never be more than a depth piece, but it’s worth taking a chance on a guy with his pedigree.