Championship DNA – Kansas City Chiefs 2024 Draft Profile

The confetti fell in Las Vegas as the Kansas City Chiefs raised another Lombardi Trophy. Andy Reid and company have been the poster child for how you build a winning team through the draft and this season is no different.

The Chiefs enter the draft season with holes on the roster, and a clear cut plan on how to fill them. Here are a couple of prospects that could end up dawning red and gold in 2024.


Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

Mason McCormick, Tackle, South Dakota State

Chigozie Anusiem, CB, Colorado State


One of the biggest holes on the Chiefs’ roster in wide receiver. Despite signing Hollywood Brown in free agency, they still need depth in a room that was lackluster for most of 2023.

The draft is full of playmakers but few have the rare physical gifts that Florida State product Keon Coleman possesses. Coleman is an easy mover, displaying smooth transitions when running routes. He won’t wow with separation in man coverage, but his catch radius is where he shines. He routinely makes the hard catches look easy, engulfing passes that are outside the range of the average player.

What makes Coleman even more dangerous is what he can do after the catch. He displays the wiggle and fluidity of a player far smaller than himself, allowing for him to create big plays with the ball in his hands.

Nothing is more dangerous than giving Patrick Mahomes a trio of Rice, Brown and Coleman with Andy Reid calling the plays.

The reloading of this offense won’t stop at the receiver position. The trenches need attention as well: Wanya Morris and Donovan Smith were serviceable at best but they need a long-term answer at left tackle.

Mason McCormick is a natural left tackle with high upside to his game. His hand technique is highly polished and he shows the ability to punch and reset when in the phone booth. He is more athletic than his physique puts on, which helps him on reach blocks and pulling.

McCormick is a scheme-versatile tackle, and may be one of the few that can fit either a zone or power run front. He plays with a sense of confidence and leadership becoming of a future starting NFL left tackle.

Next the Chiefs should look to replenish their vaunted defense with some young talent.

L’Jarius Sneed was a huge part of what the defense did as a unit. His speed, length and athleticism are all traits that can be found in Colorado State product Chigozie Anusiem.

Anusiem is a long press-man cornerback with great technique. He is rarely out of any play, easily running step for step with receivers. Anusiem is an aggressive corner which can get him into some trouble when covering double moves, but it helps when the ball is in the air. He is also a willing tackler in the run game and shows the ability to take good angles to cut off lanes.

Kansas City can literally replace Sneed with a younger version and groom the next shutdown corner to pair with Trent McDuffie.

The road to a three-peat could literally be fast tracked by having a good draft. Kansas City has the infrastructure in place to develop talent and continue to win year after year.

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