Rejoice, Kansas City Chiefs fans. At long last, NFL Draft season is here.
General manager Brett Veach has quickly built a solid resume when it comes to selecting players as he played a major role in the scouting and subsequent trade up for quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2017. He's managed to find talent all throughout the draft, whether it be on Day 1 (Clyde Edwards-Helaire), Day 2 (Juan Thornhill) or Day 3 (L'Jarius Sneed, Rashad Fenton). Veach's track record speaks for itself.
With that said, a new draft brings new challenges. Here at Arrowhead Report, we've decided to welcome those challenges by covering 100 players in the 100 days leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft. Our reports are both team- and player-specific, providing the best analysis possible.
The articles will follow a template similar to the one used last year. For a point of reference, check out this 2020 breakdown on Edwards-Helaire. Our five-point analysis scale includes sections titled by the numbers (stats, measurables, etc.), positives (things the player does well), negatives (areas for improvement and/or red flags), fit with the Chiefs (how the Chiefs may use the player) and final thoughts (a general wrap-up with a projected draft range).
This time around, the 100 scouting reports will include six position groups: offensive line (20), receiver (wide receivers and/or tight ends, 20), interior defensive line (15), EDGE (15), linebacker (10) and secondary (20). These groups vary in terms of team need, but all are paramount in building a perennial Super Bowl contender.
More players. More detail. Welcome to 100 in 100 on Arrowhead Report.
Day 1: Alijah Vera-Tucker - OG/OT, USC
Day 2: Rashod Bateman - WR, Minnesota
Day 3: Kadarius Toney - WR, Florida
Day 4: Landon Dickerson - C, Alabama
Day 5: Teven Jenkins - OT, Oklahoma State
Day 6: Creed Humphrey - OT, Oklahoma
Day 7: Levi Onwuzurike - DT, Washington
Day 8: Paris Ford - S, Pittsburgh
Day 9: Payton Turner - EDGE, Houston
Day 10: Joe Tryon - EDGE, Washington
Day 11: Daelin Hayes - EDGE, Notre Dame
Day 12: Alex Leatherwood - OT, Alabama
Day 13: Sage Surratt - WR, Wake Forest
Day 14: Frank Darby - WR, Arizona State
Day 15: Terrace Marshall Jr. - WR, LSU
Day 16: Samuel Cosmi - OT, Texas
Day 17: Joseph Ossai - EDGE, Texas
Day 18: Jordan Smith - EDGE, UAB
Day 19: Josh Imatorbhebhe - WR, Illinois
Day 20: Trevon Moehrig - S, TCU
Day 21: Richie Grant - S, UCF
Day 22: Ifeatu Melifonwu - CB, Syracuse
Day 23: Chazz Surratt - LB, North Carolina
Day 24: Adetokunbo Ogundeji - EDGE, Notre Dame
Day 25: Khyiris Tonga - IDL, BYU
Day 26: Patrick Jones II - EDGE, Pittsburgh
Day 27: Rashad Weaver - EDGE, Pittsburgh
Day 28: Shakur Brown - CB, Michigan State
Day 29: Tylan Wallace - WR, Oklahoma State
Day 30: Amon-Ra St. Brown - WR, USC
Day 31: Jalen Mayfield - OT, Michigan
Day 32: Liam Eichenberg - OT, Notre Dame
Day 33: Osa Odighizuwa - IDL, UCLA
Day 34: Charles Snowden - LB, Virginia
Day 35: Brady Christensen - OT, BYU
Day 36: Dyami Brown - WR, UNC
Day 37: Jay Tufele - IDL, USC
Day 38: Carlos Basham Jr. - EDGE, Wake Forest