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Who are analysts selecting for Chiefs at pick No. 31?

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII with the help of their 2022 NFL draft class. A whopping nine draft picks played snaps, with four drawing starts in the big game.

For Kansas City, the draft will become ever more important as they get deeper into Patrick Mahomes’ contract. They must continue to find young talent to contribute early in their careers, to keep their window open in a very competitive AFC conference.

Now that the first wave of free agency is behind us, it means the needs for all 32 NFL teams have been shaken up. How has that impacted recent mock drafts? There are only a few that are up-to-date and relevant after those initial waves of free agency.

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Here’s a look at the latest mock drafts and who analysts have sent to the Chiefs in the first round:

College Sports Wire - Patrick Conn

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Chiefs select Tennessee RT Darnell Wright.

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs cap the first round by addressing offensive tackle. Wright looks to fill the vacancy at right tackle and solidify the starting five.

Draft Wire - Natalie Miller

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Chiefs select Boston College WR Zay Flowers.

There are not a ton of holes along the Super Bowl Champ’s roster, which could allow for a bit of a luxury pick here. With the departure of Mecole Hardman, and none of the receivers from last years group really stepping up as the number one guy, Zay Flowers could step in and be that for the Chiefs. He was an explosive and ultra productive threat for Boston College, and could continue to be as much for the Chiefs. He should be able to play just about anywhere the Chiefs ask him to.

Vikings Wire - Kevin Fielder

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Chiefs select Auburn EDGE Derick Hall.

The Kansas City Chiefs made some signings during the off-season to address the offensive line, and that should allow them to look elsewhere in the draft. With the uncertainty at edge rusher, the Chiefs should look towards that position. Derick Hall would be a logical first-round pick, given his explosiveness and skillet as a power rusher. He’d likely be an immediate contributor for the Chiefs, especially on third downs.

Touchdown Wire - Doug Farrar

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Chiefs select Utah TE Dalton Kincaid.