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Pros and cons for the Chiefs’ selections in Dane Brugler’s latest two-round mock draft – The Athletic

Just as in recent years, the Chiefs will be selecting in the bottom third of the first round in the upcoming NFL Draft (April 28-30), if not the last few picks if they continue to advance. That leaves them tasked with once again proving that their scouting department and evaluation of prospects, when compared to other teams, is above average.

Dane Brugler, The Athletic’s draft guru, released Wednesday his first two-round mock draft for 2022. Brugler projected the Chiefs to select Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill with the No. 29 pick in the first round — Brugler ordered the teams based on playoff seeded and regular-season records — and Penn State pass rusher Arnold Ebiketie with the No. 61 pick in the second round.

Upon first look, Brugler’s selections for the Chiefs make a lot of sense. The Chiefs need to continue to get younger on defense, a unit that will be asked to support superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the team’s potent offense. Steve Spagnuolo, the defensive coordinator, always wants to affect opposing quarterbacks with his scheme and blitzes. A first-round cornerback and a second-round pass rusher is a sound strategy for continuing Spagnuolo’s defensive philosophy.

So let’s take a closer look at Brugler’s selections for the Chiefs.

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