There are a few interesting names at the outlier positions that we do know about—namely, linebacker Patrick Queen from LSU who many consider the top linebacker in the class behind Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons. Queen would be an instant dose of athleticism to Kansas City’s linebacking core, which looks to be the biggest vulnerability on the field.
The other name is Antoine Winfield Jr, a safety from Minnesota. Winfield Jr. is the son of longtime Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield and plays with top-level football IQ and intensity that have drawn comparisons to Kansas City’s safety Tyrann Mathieu. There are concerns about size and durability for the former Golden Gopher, but the upside and versatility could be tempting for a Kansas City defense that asks a lot of their defensive backs.
There are likely a lot of prospects that have met with the Super Bowl Champions that we are not aware of. Reading between the lines, it would not be surprising if Kansas City has done their research on guys like Kenneth Murray from Oklahoma, Yetur Gross-Matos from Penn State, AJ Epenesa from Iowa, and several other names that make sense for Kansas City. Without any reports of those meetings, we did not cover those players in this piece but will consider them in our final installment.