The Chiefs seem set on retaining Chris Jones but looks like they have done their homework on contingency plans. Overall, the Chiefs look pretty stout in the middle of the defense with Jones, Derrick Nnadi, Khalen Saunders, and Mike Pennel. Veach and his staff will continue to do their homework though, especially if a player with high value lands in their lap, similar to what happened in 2019 with Khalen Saunders.
Kansas City has checked out three well-known names along the defensive interior: Jordan Elliot from Missouri, Raekwon Davis from Alabama, and Ross Blacklock from TCU. Blacklock is the only player projected to potentially be a first round pick, but all three should be gone by the end of Day 2.
Each player has more potential than production at this point in their careers. It would be somewhat surprising for Kansas City to use a high pick on what is arguably their strongest position on defense.