The Kansas City Chiefs hosted an interview recently with Utah running back Zack Moss. Would he be a good fit in the middle rounds this weekend?
With the 2020 NFL Draft just days away, the discussion surrounding what the Kansas City Chiefs will do continues to increase. Rumors and smokescreen tactics are being thrown out to the media this week left and right. Given the state of coronavirus safety measures that have shut down pre-draft activities of all kinds, it could provide for an unpredictable weekend.
One of the hot topics in Kansas City is whether or when the Chiefs should take a running back. With only five draft picks and several needs, the argument has been going since before the Super Bowl season even ended. Chiefs fans have been flooded with talented running backs over the years. Even older generations have seen star running backs on a somewhat consistent basis.
In 2019, having that star in the backfield was not the case. Damien Williams was set to be the starter, but injuries kept him sidelined to kickoff the regular season. Kansas City signed LeSean McCoy at the end of the preseason, but that only lasted for a short while. The position group struggled without a real playmaker in the backfield, and the offensive line didn’t do much to help.
There’s also the argument on whether running backs should be valued in the early rounds of the draft. Given that the position is so dependent on the blocking up front, unless you grab one of the elite prospects, it just doesn’t make sense to draft one early. The Chiefs have proven that good running backs can be taken late on day two or even day three.
Despite how we view running backs, the Chiefs have done their homework on the position group leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. Could Utah running back Zack Moss fill a roll in Kansas City’s offense as a one-two punch? Let’s take a closer look.