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As the 2021 NFL draft approaches, so too do the fears that players you target and select, or trades you don't make, blow up in your face.The NFL and world at large seem to be slowly returning to normalcy in 2021 with the league recently unveiling plans to stage this year's draft in Cleveland with much of its familiar pomp and circumstance ... socially distanced, of course.
Kansas City didn't demonstrate many weaknesses in its run to the 2021 Super Bowl, but the one weakness it did have — its offensive line — was exposed in the worst way possible against the Buccaneers.
That should be a major area of concern for Kansas City heading into 2021, especially with three starters from that patchwork unit already gone to free agency. But it's not the only one.
The Chiefs will need to invest in protection for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but they'll need to keep finding him skilled-position weaponry in the receiving corps as well. And improving the defense won't hurt, either.
Here's everything you need to know about Kansas City's, including ordering and needs:
NFL Draft 2021 dates, start time, pick order, TV channels & updated mock drafts
The 2021 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching. This is your hub for all things draft-related, including TV & live stream info, this year's best prospects and more.But in '21, the NFL Draft will be hosted in Cleveland. There will be some events with limited capacity to ensure safety amid the ongoing pandemic, and some prospects will be invited to attend. Not all will go, including presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence, but again, this represents a bit of a return to normalcy for the league after a trying year.
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Chiefs draft picks 2021: When does Kansas City pick?
- Round 2, Pick No. 58
- Round 2, Pick No. 63
- Round 4, Pick No. 144
- Round 5, Pick No. 175
- Round 5, Pick No. 181
- Round 6, Pick No. 207
Chiefs 2021 draft order
|2||26 (58)||From Ravens|
|4||39 (144)||Compensatory selection|
|5||37 (181)||Compensatory selection|
|6||23 (207)||From Steelers through Dolphins|
Chiefs NFL Draft needs
- Offensive line: There's no denying the Chiefs need a significant boost along the offensive line after Mahomes faced 29 pressures on 52 dropbacks in the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay. Three starters from that group — are all free agents, and left tackle Eric Fisher, is coming off a torn ACL. They addressed that need by trading its first-, third- and fourth-round picks for the Ravens' Orlando Brown ... but will they continue to look to the draft to bolster depth?
- Wide receiver: Kansas City needs to continue investing in weapons for Mahomes, especially following the departure of Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle set to hit free agency in 2022.
Kansas Chiefs mock draft 2021
Here are the latest 2021 NFL Draft projections for the Chiefs, according to:
Cincinnati Bengals draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections
Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Cincinnati Bengals.Round 1 (No. 5 overall) - Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU: Strong case to be made here for an offensive tackle in the aftermath of the ACL injury that prematurely ended 2020 No. 1 pick Joe Burrow's rookie season. But apparently a more compelling case to reunite Burrow with his main weapon from LSU's 2019 title team, when Chase established himself as the best wideout in college football.
|2||26 (58)||Ifeatu Melifonwu||CB||Syracuse|
|2||31 (63)||Rashod Bateman||WR||Minnesota|
|4||39 (144)||Ben Cleveland||G||Georgia|
|5||31 (175)||Tariq Thompson||S||San Diego State|
|5||37 (181)||David Moore||G||Grambling State|
|6||23 (207)||Ernest Jones||LB||South Carolina|
How Lions' pick of Alim McNeill led to awkward moment in Eagles' draft room .
The Eagles traded down from No. 70 to 73 for a sixth-round pick, and missed out on North Carolina State's Alim McNeill, chosen by the Detroit Lions.Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday in a Philadelphia radio interview that the Eagles had two defensive tackles in mind when they traded down from No. 70 to 73 for a sixth-round draft pick: Louisiana Tech's Milton Williams and North Carolina State's Alim McNeill.