2020 NFL Draft: Checking out 20 prospects for the Kansas City Chiefs
By Thomas Welte
Given a Sunday off from football, let’s look ahead to 20 prospects for the Kansas City Chiefs from the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 2019 NFL season is nearing its midway point, and the Kansas City Chiefs have looked more vulnerable than most fans care to admit. How far Kansas City can push into the postseason this year is to be determined, but as we wait on a Sunday without Chiefs football (given their Thursday night win), let’s take a glance toward the future and 20 prospects for the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This list is an estimation of the Chiefs needs headed into the 2020 NFL draft. A lot may change between now and then, but as the current roster stands, these are the clear areas for improvement.
- Defensive Line
- Offensive Line
- Running Back
Corner comes in at the top of the list as the Chiefs are poised to see Kendall Fuller, Mo Claiborne, and Bashaud Breeland hit free agency. The Chiefs may even double up in the 2020 NFL Draft at corner.
The idea of improving the defensive line may surprise people, but Chris Jones has an uncertain future, Alex Okafor has been a bust of a signing until last Thursday (2 sacks against Denver), and Emmanuel Ogbah and Xavier Williams are both free agents. It makes sense to draft more big bodies upfront.
The Chiefs are as thin across the offensive line as they have ever been under Andy Reid and they need help in the present as well as potential replacements for a pair of aging tackles on expanding contracts. The 2020 NFL Draft has some interesting fits for both.
Anthony Hitchens has been disappointing, while Damien Wilson at least looks serviceable. Overall the linebacking corp has lacked a leader and an identity. The Chiefs need to find a tone setter for their second level.
Finally, the Chiefs need to find a set of fresh legs to the mix. Damien Williams has proven to be more liability than asset and McCoy is nearing the end of his career and is a free agent after this year.