The Kansas City Chiefs are in unfamiliar territory picking at the bottom of the first round of the draft – what can history tell us about this spot?
A result of the Kansas City Chiefs winning Super Bowl LIV is that they’ll be selecting in an unfamiliar position at the bottom of the first round. The 32nd overall pick will be a new adventure for general manager Brett Veach. It was 1989 the last time Kansas City selected 32nd and that, of course, was not in the first round at that time.
At Arrowhead Addict we’ve just begun our dive in to the 2020 NFL Draft, including an excellent breakdown of who the “experts” are mocking to the Chiefs right now.
By this point we all know what the Chiefs draft needs to look like, as the team has failed to this point to address any of its core needs in free agency. The defending Super Bowl champions enter the draft needing help at cornerback, linebacker, and interior offensive line (for now), yet they could also have needs at wide receiver and defensive tackle depending on what happens with high-priced stars Sammy Watkins and Chris Jones.
While we cannot predict what Kansas City will do when its on the clock, we can look back at the history of the 32nd overall pick to gauge the odds for drafting a dominating force versus a bust by looking at the best and worst 32nd overall picks in the NFL Draft’s history.