As we mentioned on the AP Chiefs Draft Show last night, the board has fallen well for the Kansas City Chiefs at this point.
Should they elect to stay at pick 54, they should be able to get good value to fall to them. There’s also a strong list of trade-up candidates that would be worth the investment. Here are five players I would move up for. Some were emergency Draftmas List adds last night, some we have discussed previously.
25. OG Will Hernandez, UTSA
Once considered a first round lock, Hernandez’s fall is something to monitor. One of the most physical players in the draft, he’s a tone-setting interior offensive lineman that could slide into the Chiefs’ left guard spot immediately.
26. OT Connor Williams, Texas
Some consider him a guard, but Williams should be able to hold up at tackle as well. Regardless, he’s a perfect fit for the Chiefs due to his ability to play all over the line. Williams could be a day-one starter at guard with the potential to move to tackle later in his career.
27. EDGE Harold Landry, Boston College
Teams are concerned with his health. He was reportedly flagged for a knee and back injury. Landry’s 2016 tape was top-10 caliber. Injuries slowed him down in 2017. Regardless, his combine performance showed a player who looked athletic and healthy. He’d be a great addition in round two.
29. CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado
A long time Draftmas List member, Oliver has the perfect blend of length, athleticism, ball skills and upside to develop into an ideal press corner. He has a high ceiling and his skill sets would be maximized in Kansas City. This is likely the most realistic trade-up candidate for the Chiefs, and I’d be thrilled if they moved up for the former decathlete.
35. S Justin Reid, Stanford
Reid is the floor for a significant trade up for me. He’s a great talent that has positional versatility and upside. There’s more value at safety in round two, so you might be able to get away with not moving up for Reid.