Chiefs Draft



  • As long as they don’t give up both of the 1st round picks in one trade, I’m good.

    Would be interesting to see them trade up twice. Package 29 and 50 to get to 12 for Thibodeaux. And package 30 and 94 to get to 23 for a WR or CB.

    Leaves them still having a 2nd, 3rd, and two 4ths.



  • If the Chiefs trade up, its probably for defense. This draft is DEEP with receivers, so trading up to get the third best guy when the seventh best guy might offer similar production doesn’t make sense at WR. The Chiefs have also had success finding corners in later rounds.

    Where they have struggled is finding edge rushers. Just not easy to find high level pass rushers in later rounds, so trading up to net a good one makes sense. I would do the first trade @Kcmatt7 suggests. I would stand pat everywhere else, and maybe look to move up in the fourth round by packaging lower picks.



  • I’m thinking they try to trade up for quality defensive players. Granted, the offense lost some vital players, but defensive improvement could negate a large part of that. It will be interesting to see…



  • Ugh, Saints/Wash trade i think hurts Chiefs chances of trading up.



  • Ha. Go figure. They did trade up! I dunno much about the CB they got, but we need CBs, so good. Experts wondering what’s happening to the Florida State lineman.



  • @rockchalkjayhawk Apparently considered the 3rd best CB in the draft [others went 3 and 4]. Philly paper was suggesting Eagles trade up to get him at 12. Expected by most to go 16-18, so fell to KC at 21 after all picks from 15 to 20 were offense.

    One draft assessment says he is virtually Mensa level in football IQ.

    Biggest concern is his size, but aggressive tackler.



  • “The Athletic” writer Kapadia grades the CB pick as a C-. 🤔 Under sized & not enough reps to prove his numbers.

    Looks like teams were scared to throw his way.



  • @mayjay @Gorilla72 yup, after reading up a bit, sounds like the CB is highly skilled, smart, but a little undersized. I haven’t seen any C Grades yet. Most were As and Bs. Good comps to other undersized guys who have succeeded in the NFL. Everybody seems to think he’s an instant starter.



  • And how bout that, Karlaftis falls to us as predicted by many mock drafts.

    I think the Chiefs for two very solid players who can help instantly, but maybe not superstars.



  • Amazing draft for the Chiefs so far…



  • @rockchalkjayhawk said in Chiefs Draft:

    @mayjay @Gorilla72 yup, after reading up a bit, sounds like the CB is highly skilled, smart, but a little undersized. I haven’t seen any C Grades yet. Most were As and Bs. Good comps to other undersized guys who have succeeded in the NFL. Everybody seems to think he’s an instant starter.

    Reminds me of someone…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers_(American_football)



  • It was nice to see them get someone they wanted and someone who just landed in their lap out of the first two picks.

    Also probably was their two biggest needs and they got them out of the way up top. Now you draft BPA. Just trust your board.



  • @Kcmatt7 said in Chiefs Draft:

    It was nice to see them get someone they wanted and someone who just landed in their lap out of the first two picks.

    Also probably was their two biggest needs and they got them out of the way up top. Now you draft BPA. Just trust your board.

    They can address depth at several positions now - CB, WR, S, OL, DL. Maybe even draft another young LB in the later rounds as a project.

    Could see KC looking at Kwamie Lassiter as a potential late round or FA signing. He’s good enough to get a shot somewhere.



  • Clearly they saw what the fans did with the D this past year. Getting younger faster and meaner.



  • Chenal, the Wisc LB, graded out at 9.99 in the Relative Athletic Score at the combine. Ranked #3 among over 2300 LBs since 1987. Expect him to be great!



  • @Kcmatt7 said in Chiefs Draft:

    Clearly they saw what the fans did with the D this past year. Getting younger faster and meaner.

    Somebody strapped Veach to a chair and fed him nothing but Sorenson and Niemann footage.



  • @BShark said in Chiefs Draft:

    Reminds me of someone…

    One service says the pro comparison is Chris Harris.



  • I have to admit…I’ve never ever heard of Fayetteville State! Chiefs took a bigger CB from there. Crazy. How do you scout a kid at that small of a school? 🙂



  • And I have to say the first few days of the draft have been perfect for KC. Great picks. The Greek dude and Skyy Moore just fell perfectly for them. There will be some debate over the CB selection, whether his teammate Gordon should have gone first.



  • @rockchalkjayhawk said in Chiefs Draft:

    I have to admit…I’ve never ever heard of Fayetteville State! Chiefs took a bigger CB from there. Crazy. How do you scout a kid at that small of a school? 🙂

    From ChiefsWire on USAToday.com:

    “The Chiefs had a big presence at the HBCU combine, the HBCU Legacy Bowl and made it a point to really dive into these prospects this year. They were able to see Williams at both the Senior Bowl and 2022 NFL Scouting Combine as well.”



  • @mayjay I didn’t catch it all, has tremendous arm length and was the only div 2 player to play in the something bowl. Didn’t catch the last part.



  • @mayjay said in Chiefs Draft:

    @rockchalkjayhawk said in Chiefs Draft:

    I have to admit…I’ve never ever heard of Fayetteville State! Chiefs took a bigger CB from there. Crazy. How do you scout a kid at that small of a school? 🙂

    From ChiefsWire on USAToday.com:

    “The Chiefs had a big presence at the HBCU combine, the HBCU Legacy Bowl and made it a point to really dive into these prospects this year. They were able to see Williams at both the Senior Bowl and 2022 NFL Scouting Combine as well.”

    Ah. that explains it. thx!



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Here is the rest of the article from ChiefsWire, if that is what you couldn’t see:

    He was a standout at the Senior Bowl, working against competition that was much greater than that he faced at Fayetteville State. That’s something that likely stood out to Kansas City.

    Even with the team selecting a player like Trent McDuffie in the first round, this team still was lacking in size in the cornerback department. At 6-3 and 195 pounds, Williams definitely brings good size. Of the remaining cornerbacks in this class, Williams has perhaps the best ball skills of any with five career interceptions and nearly a dozen passes defended.

    It feels like Williams is a player who could take the Charvarius Ward route for Kansas City. He’ll start off working on special teams as a sixth cornerback as he learns the defense and gets acclimated to an NFL weight program. He could be playing significant snaps for the Chiefs by the season’s end.

    https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/30/kansas-city-chiefs-2022-nfl-draft-instant-analysis-joshua-williams/



  • Here is a very encouraging assessment of how The Athletic draft analysts felt about the Chiefs draft vis-a-vis replacing Hill and compared to othercteams who lost #1 receivers:

    The Packers, Chiefs and Titans have all recently traded star receivers, with A.J. Brown becoming the latest on the move. Of those three teams, which has done the best job retooling?

    Lee: Kansas City by a decent margin. I thought the Chiefs might make an aggressive move for a high-profile playmaker, but standing pat allowed Andy Reid and Brett Veach to patch up other holes and add necessary depth across the roster. Trent McDuffie will be able to play in the slot full time under Steve Spagnuolo, and George Karlaftis will be dependable and productive enough to keep the Chiefs from needing Chris Jones to play on the edge again. Skyy Moore is an interesting fit alongside other slot types in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but Reid is a master at getting the most out of receivers.

    This was one of the Chiefs’ last opportunities to retool before Patrick Mahomes’ cap numbers boom, and it’s clear adding to the defense was the priority.

    Baumgardner: The Chiefs are the answer here, as bringing in Moore to go along with the rest of those post-Tyreek Hill additions feels perfect. But all three teams here made some interesting changes that could work out well.

    I really like what Tennessee did — going all-in on power in offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere and running back Hassan Haskins, taking quarterback Malik Willis for the future and leaving no doubt about where the Titans are going offensively. If the situation with A.J. Brown wasn’t going to work out, then drafting Treylon Burks five minutes later was as good a move as Tennessee could’ve made. Green Bay got receiver Christian Watson in Round 2, and new offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich gets two more very capable offensive linemen in Zach Tom and Sean Rhyan.

    Tice: The Chiefs needed more tangible starters on their roster and they took all of their draft collateral to address just that. I love what Moore will bring to their receiving room, a completely different type of smooth skill set than what the larger receivers they signed this offseason possess. McDuffie and Karlaftis should contribute right away on the other side of the ball. And adding interesting defensive players in safety Bryan Cook and linebacker Leo Chanel gives the unit more useful depth. I really like what the Chiefs have done this offseason.

    https://theathletic.com/3285328/2022/05/01/nfl-draft-best-picks/



  • @mayjay said in Chiefs Draft:

    @rockchalkjayhawk said in Chiefs Draft:

    I have to admit…I’ve never ever heard of Fayetteville State! Chiefs took a bigger CB from there. Crazy. How do you scout a kid at that small of a school? 🙂

    From ChiefsWire on USAToday.com:

    “The Chiefs had a big presence at the HBCU combine, the HBCU Legacy Bowl and made it a point to really dive into these prospects this year. They were able to see Williams at both the Senior Bowl and 2022 NFL Scouting Combine as well.”

    HBCU coaching has really taken it up a notch recently. Not just the high profile coaches like Deion Sanders and Eddie George, but other, less famous, but equally skilled coaches as well. This has brought attention to those players. There’s significant talent in those ranks, and more top recruits are choosing that route for college, so this won’t be the last time you see the Chiefs take an HBCU player.


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