The Kansas City Chiefs recently posted a video interview with Brett Veach taking some procedural questions about the 2020 NFL Draft and his thoughts on the class.
The Kansas City Chiefs posted a new video interview with general manager Brett Veach on Tuesday from his current working environment at home as the final pre-draft chat before the 2020 NFL Draft gets underway.
Like every other general manager and NFL personnel executive, Veach is quarantined at home due to safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, Veach says the changes have become routine and that he’s been quite fine with the new way of doing things.
“The one benefit that we had is that we just had a bunch of lead up time before the draft,” he said. “We got the chance to work with our IT department. They’ve done a great job in just getting us prepared and ready to go.
“We’ve spent a lot of time on college player web chats and spent a lot of time on personnel web chats and coaching web chats. It’s almost getting to the point where this becomes the norm where you wake up and have a bunch of group conversations online.”
Those conversations have been about establishing the team’s draft board and discussing options to improve the roster in whatever way possible. When asked what the rookie class held for the Chiefs and other teams, Veach pointed to the draft’s depth at a few key positions.
“Every draft is different,” says Veach. “Every draft is unique, but I think the thing that jumps off right off the bat is what everyone is talking about. It’s a really deep receiver class. I’m looking at my board right now and the receiver class is as advertised. It’s certainly deep. It’s certainly talented.
“I think you look across the board, I think there’s some value throughout the first three or four rounds on the offensive line and there’s value in the first two, maybe three rounds at the corner position.”
For the Chiefs, each of those positions being so deep will allow them to have potential selections at the bottom of each round without feeling forced to trade up for need. The good news is that the Super Bowl champs could also use another performer at each position, which might give an indication of what Veach is thinking overall.
When it comes to receivers, the Chiefs have been linked to several names at nearly every round in the draft. In terms of corner, Jeff Gladney, Jaylon Johnson, Kristian Fulton, and A.J. Terrell have all been linked to K.C. Meanwhile along the offensive interior, the Chiefs have shown interest in Robert Hunt, Ben Bredeson and others. Will the Chiefs make a move here or is Veach trying to deflect attention elsewhere.