31. Kansas City Chiefs: Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State
The Kansas City Chiefs offense was off to a slow start but they seem to have things figured out now. Patrick Mahomes and company took it to the Las Vegas Raiders in their most recent game and are likely headed for a showdown with the Patriots in the playoffs again.
Even with their return to explosiveness, they did show some weaknesses early in the season — but that’s addressed with the selection of Jahan Dotson from Penn State. Quick and explosive, Dotson gives the Chiefs even more speed on offense, which is scary for the rest of the AFC.
32. Arizona Cardinals: Drake Jackson, EDGE, USC
J.J. Watt is slated to return in 2022 but Chandler Jones is not. Watt may still be able to bring pressure as a pass rusher but his durability has become a major issue — as the Arizona Cardinals saw this season. If they’re unable to retain Jones, and he was frustrated before the season began, they will need some help on the edge.
That’s where Drake Jackson comes in. Long and athletic, Jackson is a dynamic player who can rush from the two and three-point stance.
He would likely be an upright edge in Arizona, much in the way Jones is, and while he doesn’t bring equal talent, he can still develop into a force for the Cards.