Kansas City Chiefs – Will McDonald IV, EDGE, Iowa State
With the departures of Frank Clark and Melvin Ingram, the Kansas City Chiefs will be looking for a short-term and long-term complement to George Karlaftis at defensive end. Karlaftis is a big, physical presence (as is veteran Chris Jones) so the team will likely look to add a speed rusher that can burst and bend around the edge.
Will McDonald IV has the size and athleticism that you look for in a speed rusher. He is a twitchy and long rusher with a relentless motor. He is the perfect ball of clay to be molded by Steve Spagnuolo and the Chiefs’, defensive coaching staff, with the upside to be one of the very best in the NFL.
Los Angeles Chargers – Dalton Kincaid, TE, Utah
With offensive coordinator Kellen Moore coming over from the Dallas Cowboys, a lot of rumors this offseason had him bringing tight end Dalton Schultz with him. Instead, Schultz went to Houston and the Los Angeles Chargers could target a different Dalton in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Dalton Kincaid may be the best receiving tight end in this class. He is a true vertical threat up the seam and has incredible ball skills at the catch point. He is very athletic with the ball in his hands and would give Justin Herbert another reliable playmaker to target in his new passing game under Moore.
Las Vegas Raiders – C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State
If the Carolina Panthers pass on C.J. Stroud with the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and truly prefer Bryce Young, I believe Stroud’s best fit is with the Las Vegas Raiders. Josh McDaniels brought in a quarterback he is familiar with in veteran Jimmy Garropolo, but still needs to find his face of the franchise for the future if he wants to stick around.
Stroud is the best quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft, in my opinion, and his experience at Ohio State should have prepared him well for McDaniels’ offense. His processing, anticipation, and accuracy are all assets that he brings to the next level, and working with McDaniels and Garropolo, while throwing to Davante Adams, should help Stroud develop into the quality starter that I know he can be in the NFL.
Denver Broncos – Keion White, DL, Georgia Tech
The Denver Broncos lost Dre’Mont Jones in free agency and after trading away Bradley Chubb last season, the team will likely still be in search of more quality penetrators on their defensive line. The team did sign Zach Allen to a three-year, $45.75 million deal, but will still need another piece or two to truly round out Vance Joseph’s defense.
With Randy Gregory, Nik Bonitto, Jonathon Cooper, and Baron Browning all in the fold with upside on the edge, Keion White would be a perfect complement to Allen as you work inside towards the center of the defensive front. White is a very versatile penetrator with incredible athletic upside, beginning his college career as a tight end at Old Dominion. He has shown his ability to learn and develop quickly and will do that as a vital piece of a promising young defense at the next level.