The Kansas City Chiefs made their first selection of Day 3 with their fourth round pick of L’Jarius Sneed, a defensive back out of Louisiana Tech.
The Kansas City Chiefs finally made some noise on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft at the bottom of the fourth round with the announced selection of defensive back L’Jarius Sneed at No. 138 overall.
Sneed is a versatile defensive back out of Louisiana Tech who weighed in at the NFL Combine at 6’0, 192 lbs. Sneed comes with plenty of experience in Conference USA. In 42 career games, Sneed put up 177 total tackles, 19 passes defended, 8 interceptions, and 2.5 sacks. He was third in CUSA in interceptions this last season with 3.
The Chiefs seemed primed to take a defensive back after ignoring the position through the first two days of the draft. Most Chiefs fans and analysts seemed to think other options like Amik Robertson or Bryce Hall, a former teammate of safety Juan Thornhill at Virginia, might be the choice, but the Chiefs went with Sneed, an incredibly athletic option who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds.
The Chiefs have now added Sneed to a position group that also re-signed Bashaud Breeland and added Antonio Hamilton in free agency. These players join Charvarius Ward and Rashad Fenton to form the current corps of cornerbacks on the roster.
Previous picks by the Chiefs in this draft include a first round selection of LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay, Jr. in the second round, and Texas Christian University offensive lineman Lucas Niang in the third round.
At this point, the Chiefs only have one more selection left in the entire draft—a fifth round pick at No. 177 overall.