With the current state of secondary depth on the Kansas City Chiefs roster heading into 2018 training camp, we figured general manager Brett Veach may dip into the supplemental draft to acquire either Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal or West Virginia cornerback Adonis Alexander.
The Chiefs didn’t acquire either player.
Veach had his shot at Beal, the supplemental draft’s top prospect, if he wanted him. No other team in the NFL submitted a second-round bid, and the Chiefs had two to play with thanks to the offseason trade of Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams.
Beal went to the New York Giants on a group-one third-round bid instead. Adonis Alexander went to the Washington Redskins three rounds later in the sixth. Alexander will help the Redskins fill the void of the departed Kendall Fuller, now a member of the Chiefs via the offseason trade of Alex Smith.
Leading into the supplemental draft, I always felt that if Veach liked a player enough, he’d be aggressive and go get him.
Veach simply didn’t like Beal or Alexander enough, so the Chiefs kept their 2019 draft assets.