Brett Veach’s Guy: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
Clyde Edwards-Helaire does not have the top-level athleticism that some of his peers at the position share, but the LSU Tiger is a football player through and through. Edwards-Helaire had a visit with the Chiefs and he is the most notable name on their running back visit list. Edwards-Helaire would fit into the Chiefs system nicely and provide an element of toughness to the run game that has been missing. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is also highly regarded by coaches and his work ethic has been unquestioned. There have been reports that the Chiefs want to add more weapons on offense, as odd as that may be, and one of the spots that can always improve is the running back room.
Son of former Minnesota Viking Antoine Winfield Sr, the younger Winfield must have been taking notes growing up as he has some of the best instincts in the secondary that you’ll find in a draft prospect. Winfield Jr. is on the smaller side at 5’9 and 203 but the Chiefs don’t seem to mind as those are nearly identical measurements to Tyrann Mathieu. Watching the tape on Winfield Jr, Chiefs fans might start to see the similarities in their game. They play much bigger than listed, are always in a position to make a play, and have playmaking skills with the ball in their hands.
Safety is not the biggest need for Kansas City, but Winfield is skilled enough that he would see plenty of snaps in different defensive sets and offers value on special teams. Aside from size, the biggest knock on Winfield Jr is his injury history, but when healthy the former Golden Gopher has a case for the top safety in the draft. Watch this play by Winfield Jr and see if it does not look like a certain Kansas City landlord collecting rent:
Fan Favorite: Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
What a difference a year makes. Bryce Hall returned for his senior season at Virginia despite being a white-hot prospect last year. Hall would suffer an unfortunate injury and struggle to look like his 2018 self. Hall played alongside Chiefs safety Juan Thornhill and the familiarity in the secondary would benefit both players. Hall has good size and man coverage ability, and projects as a starting outside corner for Kansas City. Pairing the former Virginia teammates would be good news for both players and the team.
This list is full of athletic players who have questions about their game. Shenault draws comparisons to Sammy Watkins-in both his on-field production and his inability to stay on the field. Cam Akers flashed elite athleticism at the combine but played behind a horrible offensive line at FSU and his evaluation is difficult.
Cameron Dantzler looked like one of the top corners in the class, but then put up disappointing numbers at the combine. Similar to Yetur Gross-Matos, Julian Okwara is a sneaky option for the Chiefs. The Chiefs have met with the Notre Dame pass rusher and his older brother, Romeo, started under Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo while they were both with the New York Giants.