A Big First-Round Trade in the Chiefs Mock Draft

Another even split between offense and defense, this time with a significant first-round trade-up.The 2023 NFL Draft is less than a week away, and excitement is building throughout Kansas City. 

Bands have been announced, quarterback Patrick Mahomes has tweeted about his excitement, and fans from all over the country are preparing to travel in for this occasion. 

On Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs have the 31st pick, but what if they trade up?

Today, we'll use the NFL Mock Draft Database to examine what it may look like in a mock draft under such conditions. 

The Chiefs chose to trade up in order to obtain the consensus top wide receiver in this year's NFL Draft. 

There's a potential that general manager Brett Veach sees an opportunity to trade up for a player who can make an immediate impact,

especially with the draft being held in Kansas City, and this would be the headline-making move. Smith-Njigba can play from the slot, on the outside, 

or on end-arounds. His ability to make plays was most evident during the 2021 season, while injuries hampered him in 2022.