KC Chiefs show interest in defensive tackle Broderick Washington before draft

The Kansas City Chiefs had an interview with defensive tackle prospect Broderick Washington in their preparation for the 2020 NFL Draft.

It’s possible the Kansas City Chiefs will bring in another young talent from Texas Tech in this year’s NFL Draft. It just wouldn’t be fair to expect him to live up to the one they drafted to play quarterback.

The Chiefs have reportedly spent time chatting with former Texas Tech defensive tackle Broderick Washington in preparation for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, which will be held next week on schedule despite other cancellations due to the coronavirus.

According to the Houston Chronicle, the Chiefs are just one of several teams to check in on 6’2, 305 lb. prospect. As a three-time All Big 12 honorable mention, Washington comes with plenty of experience for the Red Raiders over the last four years. As a redshirt senior, he’s been with the program for five seasons and put up 134 total tackles including 14 for a loss, and 7.5 sacks along the defensive interior.

Washington has reportedly talked to myriad teams, including the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and many more.

As an NFL prospect, scouting reports rave about his energy and strength and “violent” playing style. For the Chiefs, the addition of Johnson would likely come later in the draft as a developmental player who can learn from and then take over for a Mike Pennel type after the 2020 season. The Chiefs, as of now, also have Chris Jones along the interior to go with Derrick Nnadi, Pennel and last year’s third round pick Khalen Saunders. Braxton Hoyett and Devaroe Lawrence are also roster hopefuls for K.C. along the defensive line.