While some groan at the prospect of Kansas City drafting another cornerback, it should not be overlooked as a possibility. The Chiefs have used a number of their top 30 visits on cornerbacks. It also makes great sense for the long term, especially if they expect L’Jarius Sneed’s contract to be too expensive. One logical option in the first round would be Julis Brents out of Kansas State.
It would not be shocking if Brents was taken earlier than Kansas City’s pick at 31 due to his incredible length and sheer physicality. However, if he does get to 31, he would make perfect sense in terms of his fit on a Steve Spagnuolo defense. As a long-term Sneed replacement and a great number 3 option, Brents could certainly be someone to consider at pick 31.
The status of Dalton Kincaid’s draft stock is all over the place. Some anticipate that Kincaid could be the first tight end off the board, whereas others anticipate that he could fall late into the second round. No matter where you think Kincaid could go, virtually everyone agrees that he is an explosive tight end and that he could develop into a great player at the next level.
For a team like Kansas City that is looking for long-term options due to the enormity of their quarterback’s contract, finding an eventual Travis Kelce replacement may make sense. Kincaid, although not a tremendous blocker, is as good a route runner as they come from the tight end position. Kincaid is shifty and makes quick breaks in and out of his routes. With an innate ability to adjust on the ball, Kincaid can make catches from anywhere on the field.
For Kansas City, he would make for a great red zone threat to pair with Travis Kelce next season.