The case for moving up for Brian Burns
Brian Burns is one of the best players in this entire draft class. As an ascending player, Burns showed improvement every year in college. In four years at Florida State playing against top tier talent, Burns finished with 24 sacks, 20 quarterback hits, 82 pressures and 7 batted passes. His pass-rushing ability continues to get better as time goes on.
Fit with the Chiefs
The Chiefs have several candidates for the strongside defensive end position; However, none seem like ideal weakside guys. Not only could Brian Burns step in and take over at that spot immediately, but he would provide quickness off the edge that they do not have.
Steve Spagnuolo’s defense has a lot of power up front, but lacks any legitimate quickness. Burns would provide very good speed off the edge and would instantly fill the void left by Dee Ford’s trade. Burns has incredible bend and the Chiefs would be thrilled to get his talent in the first round of this year’s draft.
What it would take for the Chiefs to trade up for Brian Burns
While I have Burns as one of my highest rated players in the draft, many other draft people are not expecting Burns to go in the top ten. In fact, I have seen a couple of mocks that do not even include him going in the first round. That being said, I think he will go in the top 20 and anyone saying otherwise is fooling themselves. If he is there when the Vikings are selecting at 18, the Chiefs should definitely make the trade.