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Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Odds: DL & Secondary Among Top Needs

Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Odds: DL & Secondary Among Top Needs
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After consecutive trips to the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs fell in the AFC Championship game to Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.

For 2022, Kansas City is available around +800 to win Super Bowl 57 on the NFL futures market. The Chiefs aren’t building, they’re here to win the Super Bowl now. That said, they just traded away their top offensive weapon, the electric Tyreek Hill, for five draft picks, including the No. 29 overall pick. Anyone picked at Nos. 29 or 30 may not be asked to lead the team, but adding key contributors could be the difference.

Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed who the Chiefs are most likely to choose with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the first of their two selections in the first round.

Kansas City Chiefs 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 29)

PlayerCollegeOdds
Boye Mafe, EdgeMinnesota+450
Jahan Dotson, WRPenn State+500
Daxton Hill, SMichigan+550
Devonte Wyatt, DTGeorgia+550
Christian Watson, WRNorth Dakota St+650
Kaiir Elam, CBFlorida+650
Treylon Burks, WRArkansas+700
The FieldN/A+600

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

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Who Will the Kansas City Chiefs Take In NFL Draft?

Despite all the recent success, the Chiefs aren’t without their issues. While the defense ranked just eighth in scoring, it was 27th in yards allowed, including 21st or worse vs. both the run and the pass, and 30th in sacks.

Defensive line and secondary depth are the top needs that can be addressed early in the draft. Receiver was also on the list, and still might be if the right player is there. KC has lost Tyreek Hill, Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson to trade and free agency but did sign JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. But no Tyreek leaves production out there.


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Boye Mafe Odds to Join The Chiefs

The Chiefs allowed 264 pass yards per game, eighth-most in the NFL. Much of that was due to an inability to put much pressure on the QB. Safety and edge rusher are the most pressing items of need to win now, and Mafe is sitting right where it makes a lot of sense for KC.

Mafe was known for his explosive and impressive spurts of play, but not necessarily his game-in, game-out consistency. But the potential is there for the Minnesota product to develop into a regular contributor. At this stage in the draft, Mafe – ranked between Nos. 25-30 on most draft boards – can find a spot on the field in Week 1 for the Chiefs.

Complete list of Chiefs 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 29)
  • Round 1 (Pick 30)
  • Round 2 (Pick 50)
  • Round 2 (Pick 62)
  • Round 3 (Pick 94)
  • Round 3 (Pick 104; Resolution JC-2A)
  • Round 4 (Pick 121)
  • Round 4 (Pick 135)
  • Round 7 (Pick 233 from MIN)
  • Round 7 (Pick 243 from LV via NE)
  • Round 7 (Pick 251)
  • Round 7 (Pick 259)
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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.