This is a position that might be strong by the time we get to the draft, but it could also be a massive weakness. The Chiefs have a stud in Marcus Peters, who they took in the first round with the 18th-overall pick last year. Unfortunately, there is not much capable depth behind him should Sean Smith bolt in free agency.
Phillip Gaines is set to come back form a torn ACL, but he’s been dinged up throughout the early portion of his career. Meanwhile, there is only second-year man Steven Nelson, along with veterans Marcus Cooper and Jamell Fleming. Frankly, those are all terrifying options to have to live with.
In the first round, we known that Vernon Hargreaves and Jalen Ramsey are both going to be off the board well before Kansas City goes on the clock. Some reasonable options would be Mackenzie Alexander out of Clemson and Will Redmond of Mississippi State or Ohio State’s Eli Apple. The Chiefs have to bolster this position in the event Smith leaves or if they fear another injury from Gaines, and all three would be fine additions.
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