The Kansas City Chiefs are in dire need of depth and starting-caliber players at the cornerback position. Does Cameron Dantzler make sense in this defense?
Coming off of a Super Bowl victory, the Kansas City Chiefs had to turn the page to the 2020 season quickly. The NFL Combine came just a couple of weeks later, and before we knew it, the free agency period started.
Similar to previous offseasons, the Chiefs need cornerback help. The difference in 2020 is not only the need for starting-caliber players but depth as well.
Following the Super Bowl, Kansas City had two cornerbacks on the roster, including Charvarius Ward and Rashad Fenton. Kendall Fuller found himself a lucrative deal with his former team, the Washington Redskins, early in free agency. Bashaud Breeland remains unsigned, which begs the question of whether he could return for another season. The only move by Kansas City to address the need so far has been signing Antonio Hamilton to a one-year deal, although he’s likely more of a help on special teams.
For the Chiefs to sign Breeland, there would need to be some serious adjustments surrounding the salary cap. Even if general manager Brett Veach was able to make some moves to save enough money to sign Breeland, there is still room to fill at the cornerback position. Luckily, the 2020 NFL Draft is loaded with cornerback talent.
One option discussed amongst Chiefs fans is Mississippi State cornerback Cameron Dantzler. How much would Dantzler provide Kansas City in the upcoming season? How high should they consider drafting him? Let’s take a look at the film.