Round 5, 167 Overall
Priority #1: Move up
The lack of a fourth-round pick means Brett Veach is stuck in the war room while nearly 100 prospects hear their names called. The Chiefs do not have a ton of needs across the roster, so waiting all the way to 167 makes little sense.
Priority #2: Give Dave Toub some love
This late in the draft is where special teams coaches begin to get more input. Toub is arguably the best special teams coach in the league, so if he has a guy that he believes could make a difference now is a great time to call their name. The Chiefs usually field a top special teams unit but will need to restock some positions in the 2019 NFL Draft to continue that trend.
Blace Brown, CB, Troy
Brown had a disappointing combine and looks to lack the long speed to play corner in the NFL. It is worth noting that Brown is recovering from a torn ACL, so there may be more to his slow testing numbers than a lack of athleticism. Regardless of how fast Brown can run in a straight line, he is a football player who showed excellent awareness and was a standout special teams player. Specifically, Brown was the gunner on punt coverage for Troy and could fill a similar role in Kansas City. The Chiefs met with Brown at the combine, and at the East-West Shrine game.
Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri* (Trade Up Candidate)
Hall generated plenty of buzz at the NFL combine and would likely require the Chiefs to jump up into the 4th to select him. Hall has elite athleticism and ideal size but is as unrefined as a route runner as they come. Hall is a player that would need to earn his stripe on special teams, but there is potential for the Mizzou Tiger to become an option in the passing game. The Chiefs met with Hall at his pro day and at a local combine.
Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
Singletary entered the offseason as a potential sleeper at running back for the 2019 NFL Draft. Singletary had elite production despite his small frame. Unfortunately, the combine did the Florida Atlantic back no favors as he clocked a 4.66 40 yard dash. This slow testing time, paired with a slight frame, will have NFL teams running the opposite direction. The Chiefs may kick the tires on Singletary as a special teams and gadget player, someone who could fill the role that De’Anthony Thomas occupied for so many years. The Chiefs met with Singletary at the NFL Combine.
- Sione Takitaki, LB, Brigham Young
- Shareef Miller, DE/LB, Penn State
- Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State