Five trade deadline targets for the Kansas City Chiefs to consider
Target: Kenyon Drake
Specs: 25 years old, 3 year NFL vet, 6’1, 211 lb, who has averaged 4.6 yards/carry for his career (including a dismal 3.7 to start 2019)
The Why: Give me a downhill, power running back with a history of a 5.0 ypc average (prior to this season) on an expiring contract who is owed less than $1.5m the rest of this season. Drake has never been given an opportunity to be a feature back in Miami. In addition, obviously, Miami has already started to cash in on all trade-able assets this season, and Drake should be no different. Its clear at this point the team does not see him as a feature back and it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be resigning with the Dolphins.
The How: An expiring contract for a running back averaging only 3.7 ypc this season on a team who is in the midsts of a fire sale? Drake can be had for a 5th round pick and Kansas City has made it clear that they do not believe any of their current RBs can be a feature, ground-and-pound kind of back. This move is difficult for the Chiefs from a roster construction standpoint, but cutting bait with a superfluous player like DAT for a downhill power running like Drake should be a no-brainer.