The latest round of mock drafts this week has the Kansas City Chiefs looking at rotation of cornerback options at the bottom of the first round.
The latest round of mock drafts, as we near the one-month mark before 2020 NFL Draft weekend, are out and the Kansas City Chiefs are clearly going to have their pick of an impact cornerback sitting where they are at No. 32 overall, at the very bottom of the first round.
A glance around the NFL at the latest mock drafts released by various outlets shows a singular focus for the Chiefs, at least through the eyes of those pretending to be in Brett Veach’s chair these days. Cornerback is considered a primary concern for the Chiefs heading into the 2020 season with only a handful of options even under contract and several of those being longshots or projects.
Charvarius Ward is the most dependable player on the depth chart at corner, and he’s expected to lock down one of the boundary spots in his second full season as a starter. From there, Rashad Fenton played well enough in the slot and outside but it was very limited duty (15% of all defensive snaps). From there, the Chiefs have added free agent cornerback Antonio Hamiton from the New York Giants, who started two games late last season for a struggling franchise. He could develop into something nice, but he’s an unknown quantity at this point.
There are other faces who could surprise at this stage, but they’re all projects and prospects in need of time, conditioning, film study and more. Hence the reason that most draft analysts believe the Chiefs will strike for a cornerback early.
Let’s take a look at who we are seeing.