Typically, you can bet that Kansas City will go off script at least once each year during the NFL Draft.
KANSAS CITY — Los Kansas City Chiefs They are usually a guarantee for some surprise of NFL Draft. His first-round pick last year was a running back, less than three months after his starter rushed for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Super Bowl.
In 2019, his first selection was a wide receiver, this despite having a squad with Tyreek Hill Y Sammy Watkins. In 2017, they made a huge trade to move up the national team. to choose a quarterback in the first round for the first time in 34 years.
The Chiefs They have eight picks in this year’s draft, the first being the 31st overall pick. They have one selection in each round except for two shifts in the fourth and fifth rounds, and none in the seventh.
Although there is no way to say exactly what to expect from Chiefs In this year’s draft, his positional needs could serve as clues. There is a glimpse, position by position, of what the Chiefs:
The Chiefs they certainly don’t require a player here. Have to Patrick mahomes as the headline, Chad Henne as the backup, and some prospects to develop, so investing a high pick or even spending a low round on someone to develop doesn’t make much sense.
Odds of recruiting a quarterback: Not good.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Y Darrel Williams top the order of depth, but Chiefs they don’t have much behind them. They have required two running backs in recent seasons, when injuries, and a midseason cut from the starter, left them searching for answers. The Chiefs did not start
Odds of recruiting a broker: They don’t bet against it, particularly medium or low rounds.
The Chiefs count on Hill as your main player here, but no one tried as a replacement for Watkins as second in order. Mecole Hardman, first player selected by Kansas City in 2019, he’s next in line, but the Chiefs they haven’t been comfortable with him in a full-time role during his first two seasons. That may change this season, but if the Chiefs were confident in it, would they have tried to sign JuJu Smith-Schuster?
Odds of drafting a wide receiver: Very good
It won’t be a priority while Travis Kelce keep playing like you did last season, but will turn 32 in October. Is it time for Chiefs consider their eventual replacement? Kansas City He hasn’t drafted a tight end since 2015.
Odds of recruiting a tight end: It could be the year.
Since the end of last season, the Chiefs they have signed Joe Thuney, Kyle Long Y Austin Blythe, and rehired to Mike Remmers. They also await the returns of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Y Lucas Niang after they chose not to participate last season, due to the pandemic of COVID-19. But, they still don’t have an obvious candidate to line up at left tackle. The Chiefs They’ve selected an offensive lineman in the first three rounds in the past five drafts, so despite their free agency activity, they may need young talent here.
Odds of recruiting an offensive lineman: Almost a certainty, and probably more than one.
After losing to Tanoh Kpassagnon Y Alex Okafor, the Chiefs they may require assistance on shore. His current best three at the position are Frank Clark, Mike Danna and the situational player Taco Charlton. They are not going to start the season like this.
Odds of recruiting a defensive lineman: Very good, particularly a player who attacks from the shore.
Damien Wilson, one of two linebackers who played more than 500 defensive chances for the Chiefs Last season, he emigrated as a free agent. Willie Gay, last year’s second-round pick, is the most likely candidate to increase his playing minutes, but Chiefs they do not have great depth, so they might want to spend a shift in the Draft 2021 here.
Odds of recruiting a linebacker: They will if they find good value in a certain position.
The Chiefs they have some good young players in the corners with L’Jarius Sneed, Charvarius Ward, DeAndre Baker Y Rashad Fenton, but an upgrade would be welcome if available. The best three safeties of the season return.
Odds of recruiting a defensive back: More likely a cornerback than a safety.