The Kansas City Chiefs have a couple trade options at cornerback if that’s the route they want to go with Rasul Douglas or Quinton Dunbar.
Thus far, the pecking order likely goes like this: Charvarius Ward, Rashad Fenton, Antonio Hamilton, Alex Brown. If you started to lose the ability to recognize those names somewhere along the way, you’re not alone. The Kansas City Chiefs are lacking at cornerback on a number of levels, including name recognition.
Ward is the prize of the lot, a former undrafted free agent unearthed as a hidden gem by the Chiefs front office and coaching staff. Two years after they first traded for him, Ward is a young starter on the boundary with the highest ceiling and most experience of anyone on the team at this stage.
From there, Hamilton and Fenton are likely on the same tier as promising young corners ready to contribute in sub packages without the known floor to rely on them for heavy snaps. Can they grow into such roles? Possibly. Should a Super Bowl team roll into the rigors of a full season with those two as No. 2 and 3 on the depth chart. Absolutely not.
The Chiefs are likely going to add a corner somewhere in the upcoming draft if the value is there, but they could use another veteran this offseason to add to the lot. Some recent news has been made to place two players on the trade block from the NFC East. The Washington Redskins are openly shopping Quinton Dunbar and the Eagles are trying to procure something for Rasul Douglas.
Given the need for the Chiefs and the availability of both players, we decided to take a closer look at each and what it might cost Veach to secure them.