Kansas City Chiefs hold 8 selections heading into 2018 NFL Draft
By Matt Conner
Hours away from the 2018 NFL Draft getting underway, here’s a list of things to know about the Kansas City Chiefs set of picks heading into the event.
Brett Veach has an aggressive demeanor but his limited resources in the 2018 NFL Draft will require some creativity on his part if he wants to walk away from this year’s three-day event with several players highly regarded on the team’s draft board.
The Chiefs are one of just a few teams without a first round draft pick, thanks to last year’s trade up in the first round in 2017 for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Veach himself also traded away the team’s fifth round choice when he took a chance on Cameron Erving in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.
Fortunately he gained a bit of draft capital in separate trades for Alex Smith and Marcus Peters, although certainly the loss of Peters next year actually created a hole that will need to be filled. Cornerback is just one of a few spots the Chiefs are expected to address in the draft, a list that also includes safety, defensive line, offensive interior and outside linebacker/edge rusher.
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Heading into the draft, here are the eight choices that belong to the Chiefs.
None (traded away in Patrick Mahomes deal)
22. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 54 overall)
14. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 78 overall from WAS in Alex Smith trade)
22. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 86 overall)
22. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 122 overall)
24. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 124 overall from LAR in Marcus Peters trade)
None (traded away in Cam Erving deal)
22. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 196 overall)
15. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 233 overall from ARI in Marcus Cooper trade)
25. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 243 overall from TEN in David King trade)