2020 NFL Draft prospects who could replace current Chiefs players
By Thomas Welte
Solving the Issues at Running Back
The quad-headed fumblerooski the Chiefs deployed at running back in 2019 has undoubtedly cost them in close games. Andy Reid has shuffled players in and out of the backfield on a week to week basis and no one has taken the reigns on the position.
The Chiefs were at their peak when Kareem Hunt was around to compliment the explosive plays with tough running and pass-catching on 3rd downs. None of the current backs offer skills even close to what Hunt brought to the table.
The 2020 running back draft class is stacked with talent and evaluating them has been a lot of fun. While I had earlier admitted Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor was my favorite, Georgia’s D’Andre Swift has emerged as the better option for Kansas City.
Swift is thickly built and shakes off arm tacklers with ease. Additionally, the Georgia Bulldog is not afraid of contact and does a really good job of stepping into pass protection without fear or hesitation. Swift has shown the ability to be an asset in the passing game and would be the running mate Mahomes has lacked since Hunt’s untimely departure.