Texas Football: 3 NFL Draft landing spots for Adonai Mitchell

A top-10 wide receiver in the 2024 NFL Draft class, Texas football junior Adonai Mitchell can make an immediate impact at the next level.

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Amid a loaded 2024 NFL Draft class at wide receiver are a few Texas football standouts who could be selected late in Day 1 or Day 2 in a couple of months. Junior Texas wideouts Adonai Mitchell and Xavier Worthy are both projected to be selected no later than the end of Day 2 of the 2024 draft.

The former of the two Texas wide receivers, Mitchell, is usually the slightly higher rated by most NFL Draft experts and outlets when compared to Worthy. Pro Football Focus rates Mitchell over 20 spots higher on their big board for the 2024 NFL Draft than Worthy heading into the NFL Combine.

Realistic destinations for big-time Texas football WR Adonai Mitchell in the 2024 NFL Draft

Mitchell is the ideal bigger frame wideout for the modern NFL. The 6-foot-4 and 195-pound receiver has great body control, tremendous straight-line speed and good change of direction, and the strong hands to high-point the football on the outside.

Last but not least, Mitchell is an ultra-reliable wide receiver who has hands of glue. He possessed one of the lowest drop rates among Power Five wideouts during the 2023 season.

Mitchell will be a special weapon on the outside and over the top for a team that needs more weapons in the passing game to build around their quarterback.

Here are three viable destinations in the 2024 draft for Mitchell.

Kansas City Chiefs

It's hard to imagine many better situations for Mitchell to land to make an immediate impact and contend from day one than with the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is at the top of his game and the Chiefs high-flying passing attack would give Mitchell ample opportunities to get targets during his rookie campaign.

There are two simple reasons why the Chiefs and Mitchell could be a good match. First, the Chiefs need more weapons around Mahomes. KC also needs more reliable weapons around Mahomes in the receiving corps since the Chiefs led the NFL in drops last season.

Mitchell's consistency, solid top-end speed, and big catch radius would give Mahomes a potent and much-needed reliable pass-catcher to bolster the Chiefs' receiving corps.

Second, the Chiefs are drafting around the spot in the first round that they could realistically find a wideout like Mitchell.

If Mitchell has a good showing at the NFL Combine, he could easily rise far enough up draft boards to be a late Day 1 pick in the draft. At the moment, he's projected to be picked in the late first round through the middle of the second round in the 2024 draft, according to most experts.