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Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Odds: Best Available For Super Bowl Champions?

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The Kansas City Chiefs just won the Super Bowl for the second time in four seasons, led by NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the top-ranked offense. 

As the quest begins for a fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons, the Chiefs aren’t without their issues. The defense ranked bottom-10 vs. the pass and both starting offensive tackles are gone via free agency. 

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has used his resources of NFL contacts developed over 20 years covering the league and the NFL Draft to create his hypothetical NFL futures odds on who gets selected 31st by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2023 NFL Draft. 

Kansas City Chiefs 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 31)

PlayerCollegeOddsImplied Probability
Nolan Smith, EdgeGeorgia+45018.2%
Anton Harrison, TOklahoma+50016.7%
Jalin Hyatt, WRTennessee+57514.8%
B.J. Ojulari, EdgeLSU+75011.8%
Will McDonald IV, EdgeIowa+80011.1%
Jordan Addison, WRUSC+9509.5%
The FieldN/A+17037.0%

Odds are projected and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.

Who Will Kansas City Chiefs Take In 2023 NFL Draft?

Trying to handicap who gets picked 31st isn’t easy, and that’s reflected in The Field, the heavy favorite here. Kansas City could go in any direction, even tight end. 

In terms of quality first-round-level players still available at No. 31, there may be a surplus of edge rushers and cornerbacks. While CB isn’t a major area of need, edge is in the mix. 

Perhaps the top choice for KC, if available, is Nolan Smith of Georgia. Smith opened eyes at the NFL Combine by running a 4.39 40-yard dash with a vertical jump of 41-5. At just 238 pounds, he’s undersized, but Andy Reid may like the challenge of finding out how to use that elite athleticism. 

Iowa’s Will McDonald IV and LSU’s B.J. Ojulari are both undersized for the position, too, but each had a good showing at the NFL Combine and had All-Big Ten and All-SEC production in 2022, respectively. 

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Anton Harrison Odds to Join The Chiefs

The team’s biggest need is likely still offensive tackle. KC lost All-Pro tackle Orlando Brown to the rival Bengals, and fellow starting OT Andrew Wylie to the Commanders. The team did add Jaguars starter Jawaan Taylor, but tackle remains a point of emphasis in the offseason. 

Protecting Mahomes is always a huge key to success. Filling the role with a rookie may not be the best-case scenario, and Oklahoma’s Anton Harrison is considered a long-term fix for a short-term issue. 

JuJu Smith-Schuster also left via free agency, so receiver is on the radar. Tennessee’s Jalin Wyatt is a good candidate to be here at 31. USC’s Jordan Addison has fallen in the receiver hierarchy lately, though it remains unlikely he falls this far. 

Complete list of Chiefs 2023 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 31)
  • Round 2 (Pick 63)
  • Round 3 (Pick 95)
  • Round 4 (Pick 122, from MIA)
  • Round 4 (Pick 134)
  • Round 5 (Pick 166)
  • Round 6 (Pick 178, from CHI)
  • Round 6 (Pick 217 (Compensatory)
  • Round 7 (Pick 249)
  • Round 7 (Pick 250 (Compensatory)

About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been estabilshed as one of the nation's premier NFL and MLB handicappers, and his horse racing and PGA picks have produced major winners over the last 12 months.
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