Brett Veach’s Guy: Saahdiq Charles, OL, LSU
Saahdiq Charles would be a natural fit in Kansas City. Charles played tackle in college but likely projects inside, a move that Andy Reid has made before when drafting linemen. The former Tiger has excellent movement skills and played with a nasty streak. Charles has met with the Chiefs and the interest seems legitimate, but it is also possible Charles is drafted earlier than this.
My Guy: Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
Ojemudia is an interesting prospect and one that seems to be flying under the radar. The Iowa Hawkeye has excellent length at 6’2 arms measuring 32 1/4 inches. For perspective, Saahdiq Charles who is 6’4 has arms measured at 33 inches. Ojemudia is lengthy and seems comfortable in zone coverage. There are concerns about his ability to play the ball in the air and his overall physicality, but he has the tools to be a starter in the NFL. Ojemudia may be a steal in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Fan Favorite: Antonio Gibson, WR/RB, Memphis
Gibson is hard to project because he was asked to do so much for Memphis, and his supporting cast did him no favors. Gibson mainly played wide receiver this past season, but projects as a running back in the NFL. That said, he will likely need a year to fully develop as a pure runner. Reid is the perfect coach to incorporate Gibson while they establish a true position. Of course, the Chiefs have tried players similar to this before—Dexter McCluster comes to mind. However, Gibson has a much different athletic profile and unique size.
Van Jefferson is unlikely to be here in the 3rd but would be a safe pick for Kansas City. Jefferson is the son of a former player and coach and technically refined as a receiver. The fear is that he has reached his peak athletically, which might limit him as a big slot receiver. Taddeus Moss is here because I think he will be overdrafted, hopefully not by the Chiefs. There is name-value there and Moss was a big deal after the national championship game and many dreamed of adding him to the high powered KC offense. However, Moss did not produce a very impressive or consistent body of work at LSU. Amik Robertson is another player, similar to Antoine Winfield Jr, who has some real fans in the league. Robertson is 5’8 and may have to play in a limited role, but is as competitive and confident as they come. Robertson would not be a bad consolation prize if the Chiefs missed out on Winfield Jr.