The Kansas City Chiefs had a few needs to fill on Friday night as the 2021 NFL Draft got underway on day two, but the team chose to play the long game with their two scheduled selections in the second round.
The Chiefs made their first moves of the draft by selecting linebacker Nick Bolton out of Missouri and center Creed Humphrey from Oklahoma. While everyone believes that Bolton is a talented player, it’s clear from reactions posted to Twitter that overall reviews were decidedly mixed when considering fit, value, and other players available. As for the latter, the praise for the Humphrey pick was universal.
Here’s a quick rundown to some local and national tweets about the Chiefs’ direction, beginning with the refreshing optimism of the guys from Locked On Chiefs.
It turns out that Willie Gay has instincts.
Kent Lee Platte with some hard facts.
However, Brandon Kiley, who covers MIzzou for SB Nation, knows that not everything shows up on testing scores.
That’s a nice Mizzou connection there.
Not to mention last year’s third round pick will make his debut in 2021 as well.
One of our favorites, former Chief Geoff Schwartz, weighs in on Humphrey.
Go back and read that third sentence again.
That’s the plan.
Great short analysis from a well-respected scout.
We’re sensing a pattern here, and we’re not sure what to think about it.
Speaking of teams with similar needs taking a different approach to the 2021 draft.
Checking in around the league…
That might be the nicest thing Skip has ever said about the Chiefs’ quarterback.
But most importantly…