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Chiefs select Louisiana Tech’s L’Jarius Sneed at No. 138

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With their fourth pick of the NFL draft, the Chiefs get a speedy college safety who could be a cornerback at the next level.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 15 Louisiana Tech at UMass Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Louisiana Tech defensive back L’Jarius Sneed at pick No. 138 overall in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs hold one more pick in this draft — No. 177 in the fifth round.


L’Jarius Sneed, defensive back

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 29 Louisiana Tech at North Texas Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Louisiana Tech • 6’0” • 192 pounds

I love this pick in day three of the draft.

Sneed boasts a very impressive athletic profile, running a 4.37 at the NFL Combine. He played safety last season but is one year removed from lining up at cornerback, so I wonder if the Chiefs don’t view him as an outside cornerback. Sneed is a physical player at the line of scrimmage and a willing hitter in the running game. He also boasts great ball skills.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how the Chiefs view him, but they absolutely got a quality athletic to work with — and a player who should contribute immediately on special teams.


Chiefs Draft Picks

  • First round (32nd): RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (LSU)
  • Second round (63rd): LB Willie Gay Jr. (Mississippi State)
  • Third round (96th): OT Lucas Niang (TCU)
  • Fourth round (138th): DB L’Jarius Sneed (Louisiana Tech)
  • Fifth round (177th)