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Here’s a list of 2020 NFL Draft prospects that the Chiefs are showing interest in

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Following the interest notes to determine which direction the Chiefs might go in on Thursday and Friday night.

NFL Combine - Day 2

Who will the Kansas City Chiefs pick in the 2020 NFL Draft?

The first round of the NFL Draft begins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time. The Chiefs likely won’t pick until hours later because — as the reigning Super Bowl champions — they select No. 32 overall.

With that being said, we’ve rounded up some of data that is out there regarding which prospects the Chiefs are interested in. The following table lists every prospect eligible for this year’s draft that the Chiefs are known to have shown some kind of interest in:

2020 NFL Draft Chiefs Draft Interest Tracker

Player (Pos) School Total SB/SG Combine Facetime
Luq Barcoo
(CB)
San Diego State 1 - - 1
Ross Blacklock
(DT/DE)
TCU 1 - 1 -
Ben Bredeson
(OG)
Michigan 1 - 1 -
Jordyn Brooks
(LB)
Texas Tech 1 - 1 -
Terrell Burgess
(S)
Utah 1 - 1 -
Lawrence Cager
(WR)
Georgia 1 - 1 -
Saahdiq Charles
(OT)
LSU 1 - 1 -
Cameron Clark
(OT)
Charlotte 1 - - 1
Rodney Clemons
(S)
SMU 1 1 - -
Cameron Dantzler
(CB)
Mississippi State 1 - - 1
Javaris Davis
(CB)
Auburn 1 - - 1
J.K. Dobbins
(RB)
Ohio State 1 - - 1
Jack Driscoll
(OT)
Auburn 1 1 - -
Austin Edwards
(DE)
Ferris State 1 1 - -
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
(RB)
LSU 1 - 1 -
Darrynton Evans
(RB)
Appalachian State 1 - - 1
Jeff Gladney
(CB)
TCU 1 - - 1
Tyler Higby
(G)
Michigan State 1 1 - -
Robert Hunt
(OT)
La. Lafayette 1 - - 1
Cordel Iwuagwu
(OG)
TCU 1 1 - -
Van Jefferson
(WR)
Florida 2 1 1 -
Jaylon Johnson
(CB)
Utah 1 - 1 -
Josh Jones
(OT)
Houston 1 - - 1
Antoine Winfield Jr.
(S)
Minnesota 1 - - 1
Khalid Kareem
(DE/OLB)
Notre Dame 1 - 1 -
Evin Ksierzarczyk
(OT)
Buffalo 1 1 - -
Damien Lewis
(OG)
LSU 1 - - 1
Zack Moss
(RB)
Utah 1 - 1 -
Larrell Murchison
(DT)
NC State 1 1 - -
Kyle Murphy
(OG)
Rhode Island 1 1 - -
Julian Okwara
(DE/OLB)
Notre Dame 1 - 1 -
Donovan Peoples-Jones
(WR)
Michigan 1 - 1 -
Tyre Phillips
(OT)
Mississippi State 1 1 - -
James Proche
(WR)
SMU 1 - 1 -
Patrick Queen
(LB)
LSU 1 - 1 -
Amik Robertson
(CB)
Louisiana Tech 1 - 1 -
Alton Robinson
(DE/OLB)
Syracuse 1 - - 1
Reggie Robinson
(CB)
Tulsa 1 - 1 -
Josiah Scott
(CB)
Michigan State 1 - - 1
Logan Stenberg
(OG)
Kentucky 1 1 - -
Tommy Stevens
(QB)
Mississippi State 1 - - 1
Jason Strowbridge
(DE)
North Carolina 1 - 1 -
Darrell Taylor
(DE)
Tennessee 1 - 1 -
Josh Uche
(DE)
Michigan 1 - 1 -
Mykal Walker
(LB)
Fresno State 1 - - 1

Player who has drawn the most interest

Of all the players listed, one has two confirmed points of contact, and that is Florida wide receiver Van Jefferson, who could be available to the Chiefs on day three.

Interest by position

8 CB
8 EDGE
7 OT
5 OG
4 RB
4 WR
3 LB
3 S
2 DT
1 QB

Visits

In a typical, non-coronavirus year, the Chiefs would have been allotted 30 visits. These visits are critical as the Chiefs medical team can evaluate a player and he can meet with Andy Reid and the coaching staff.

Senior Bowl (SB) and Shrine Game (SG)

These are the players the Chiefs spoke with at the college all-star games.

Combine

Teams now have 45 formal interviews at the NFL Combine.

FaceTime

Video conferencing replaced some of the normal pre-draft interview methods this year as a result of social distancing rules.

Analysis

This is only a small percentage of the Chiefs’ draft interest across the board, but their interest in positions does seem to match need. The Chiefs have starting cornerbacks they feel good about in Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward, but they could use competition and depth. You can never have enough EDGE players, and with Emmanuel Ogbah’s departure to Miami, the Chiefs are down to just Alex Okafor and Tanoh Kpassagnon as proven contributors to line up on the other side of the line across from Frank Clark. Eric Fisher’s $14.7 million 2021 cap number makes him a potential cut candidate for next season — that is, if the Chiefs can find someone they can develop at the left tackle position.

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