The Kansas City Chiefs have added another strong defensive presence to their list of pre-draft visits with the news that Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt is hanging out at Arrowhead on Thursday.
Wyatt is considered one of the premier interior defenders in his draft class, which makes him a very real possibility at the bottom of the first round, a range in which the Chiefs have back-to-back selections at No. 29 and 30 overall.
Georgia is losing several key defenders from the National Championship roster, but Wyatt would be one of the biggest forces to enter the draft as an interior presence who was consistently in the backfield of opposing teams. Last year, he had 39 tackles, including 7 for a loss, and 2 forced fumbles as an All-SEC selection.
The Kansas City Chiefs have invited Devonte Wyatt, a lineman from Georgia, to visit with them at Arrowhead before the draft.
The Chiefs have a pretty stout interior group for the 2022 season already with Chris Jones lining up inside next to Derrick Nnadi, who returned to the Chiefs for next year on a one-year deal after hitting free agency for the first time. In addition to Nnadi and Jones, the Chiefs signed away Taylor Stallworth from the Indianapolis Colts, who flashed some real disruptive skills last year for the first time, and retained promising third-year players like Turk Wharton and Khalen Saunders.
That said, Jones is getting older and more expensive with each passing season and there’s no one behind him on the depth chart with an exciting ceiling—or at least anyone who has come close to reaching it. Saunders entered the league with plenty of potential, but injuries have wrecked any consistent development there. In short, the crowded room would not keep the Chiefs from making a selection of Wyatt who would bring a long-term impact up front.