2022 NFL Draft: Blockbuster draft day trades that need to happen

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2022 NFL Draft: Chris Olave #WO21 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 03, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

2022 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs trade up for Chris Olave

The 2022 NFL Draft has a strong wide receiver class. After the first five guys, the class becomes more scheme specific.

Everyone thinks the Kansas City Chiefs will look to replace Tyreek Hill’s speed, but there’s more. For starters, there is no replacing Hill. It appears the Chiefs are getting away from the downfield big-play offense. After failing to hit on the big plays last season — the Chiefs toned things down.

Patrick Mahomes started “taking what the defense gave him.” The result allowed them to make yet another appearance in the AFC title game.

Chris Olave is the perfect fit for the Chiefs. He’s a smooth route runner with reliable hands and excellent speed. He ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the combine, checking the box that he’s a field stretcher.

Olave also has excellent short-area quickness and acceleration that allows him to dominate all three levels. If the Chiefs are looking for a volume receiver, Olave has the hands and toughness to be that guy as well.

He’ll come into an offense led by Travis Kelce with Nicole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He’s an inside-outside wideout capable of making big plays downfield or in short areas. That offense won’t skip a beat.