Round 6, Pick 201
Priority #1: Continue to look for offensive line projects
Andy Reid has shown that he can develop late round offensive lineman, so Veach should look to grab another project-Frankenstein for Big Red. There are a handful of intriguing options that should be available at this point in the 2019 NFL draft.
Priority #2: Take a risk on character issues
The Chiefs are likely a bit more wary of this strategy than usual given the Tyreek Hill situation. With that in mind, cutting a 6th round pick who gets out of line should not be too problematic and the Chiefs typically do their homework. If they are going to take a guy with a checkered past, look for it to be around this pick.
Derwin Gray, OL, Maryland
Gray is a mammoth of a man who has plus mobility and strength. The big concern is finding his natural fit on the line and helping him win the leverage battles. Gray is likely a year or two from starting, but would not be rushed into action in Kansas City. Gray has the raw tools to be an NFL starter, or at least provide solid depth. The Chiefs met with Gray at the NFL Combine.
Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
This would be a bit late for Anderson, but given the extensive injury history, it would not be surprising to see teams avoiding the Oklahoma Sooner. Anderson did nothing for Oklahoma but put up big numbers and score points, when he was healthy. Anderson only managed to play in 17 games in three years in Norman but has the size and physical ability of a starting NFL running back. Anderson would be in a good position in Kansas City to get healthy and work his way into the lineup down the road. The Chiefs and Anderson met at the NFL Combine.
Cole Holcomb, LB, North Carolina
Holcomb was a bit late to the offseason draft party but could end up being a steal in the 2019 NFL Draft. Holcomb put up ridiculous numbers at his pro day, including a 4.48 40 time. The Tar Heels linebacker lead the team in tackles the last three seasons. Holcomb would be an immediate asset on special teams and a backup with a similar skillset to 2018 draft pick Dorian O’Daniel. Holcomb met with the Chiefs at a regional combine and was brought in for a private visit as well.
- Emeke Egbule, LB, Houston
- Tim Ward, DE, Old Dominion
- Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan