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Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Picks, Team Needs & Betting Odds

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  • The 2021 NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. ET, but the Kansas City Chiefs must wait until Day 2 to place the team's first draft selection.
  • Below, you’ll find a full breakdown of the Chiefs’ 2021 NFL Draft picks, betting odds, plus analysis for Kansas City’s team needs by position.

Kansas City Chiefs Draft Picks

Picks (6)

Chiefs Draft Odds

Position of First Pick Odds
Offense -125
Defense +101
Odds as of late Wednesday and via DraftKings.
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Chiefs Draft Needs

by Samantha Previte

  • OL: The Chiefs have already started to address their offensive line, which was a glaring pain point during the team’s Super Bowl loss to the Buccaneers. They’ve added guard Joe Thuney and tackles Mike Remmers and Orlando Brown to protect their $500 million quarterback Patrick Mahomes and may add additional depth in the draft.
  • DL/LB: Kansas City was below-average in sacks per game (2.0), ranking 19th in the NFL. They also allowed the 12th most rushing yards per game (122.1).

by Chris Raybon

  • WR: After the departure of Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs are short on depth with only Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle behind Tyreek Hill.
  • DE: Frank Clark posted a five-year low in sacks (6.0) last season. He and Chris Jones (7.5) were the only Chiefs with more than three sacks.
  • LB: Anthony Hitchens and Ben Niemann ranked 69th and 80th, respectively, of 99 qualifiers in PFF’s linebacker grades.
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