2020 NFL mock draft: Surveying latest options for the Kansas City Chiefs
By Matt Conner
Bleacher Report – D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
Boy, oh, boy. This is a pick that would certainly divide Chiefs Kingdom into a couple factions, to be sure.
On the plus side, the addition of a running back who’s earned comps to LeSean McCoy who graduates from the factory known as Georgia (Nick Chubb, Todd Gurley, Herschel Walker, Sony Michel, Terrell Davis) would give the Chiefs the sort of top-end talent at running back that they now enjoy at wide receiver and tight end. It would be back to the Kareem Hunt days (with a potentially even higher ceiling) and a skill set that Andy Reid already knows how to use to its maximum potential.
It’s also adhering to the old standard: lean into your strengths. If the Chiefs can make or even win a Super Bowl with their incredible offense, then perhaps Brett Veach’s approach should be to never let off the gas. Swift is averaging 8.0 yards/carry this year and 12.5 yards/catch, becoming more dominant with his experience at the highest level of the college ranks.
That said, the Chiefs defensive makeover wasn’t just an event intended for a single offseason. It’s time for the Chiefs to wisely invest over time to build the sort of impact and depth that the offense enjoys. Investing a first round pick at corner or linebacker makes so much more sense than ordering yet another can of gasoline for a fire that rages without any help whatsoever. This would be exciting and frustrating at the same time.