On this week’s episode of the AP Draft Show, we took a look at the perfect Chiefs scenario for the draft. We tried to make it realistic, but with a few things going the Chiefs way. Here’s what we think would be a perfect draft for the Chiefs.
32. LB Patrick Queen, LSU
If you’d told me the Queen would be in play for the Chiefs in the first round before free agency, I wouldn’t believe you. Some teams that could address linebacker in the first round have signed free agents to fill those needs.
Could that mean a softer market for the linebackers? If that happens, there’s hope for another Patrick to come to Kansas City.
63. IOL Matt Hennessy, Temple
The most realistic best bet is that the Chiefs can address their offensive line needs at the bottom of the second round with a quality center like Hennessy. He would be an excellent fit for the Chiefs’ zone-heavy run scheme and can get out in the screen game better than anyone on their current interior offensive line. Hennessy plays with good grip and core strength and is tough as nails. He can protect Patrick Mahomes for the next 10 years.
96. CB Bryce Hall, Virginia
The Chiefs get excellent value in a player whose ankle injury keeps teams from investing in him. Hall would be drafted higher if it weren’t for injuries keeping him from participating in the pre-draft process. He’s built to play in Steve Spagnuolo’s defensive scheme with his length, size, willingness to be physical, instincts and ball skills. He’d be a year-one contributor.
138. WR Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin
In this ideal scenario for the Chiefs, teams are scared off by Cephus’ poor performance at the NFL Combine. On the field, Cephus has shown to be a force for cornerbacks with his physicality off the line of scrimmage and at the top of his routes. The Chiefs are going to need a receiver to beat press as an X either this year or in the near future. Cephus is competitive at the catch point and can beat press.
177. CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver, Florida International
With some risks being taken to select a cornerback in Hall with question marks, the Chiefs insulate themselves a little more with another defensive back who would profile nicely in Kansas City. Thomas-Oliver has the length and ball skills to be an intriguing developmental cornerback for the Chiefs.
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