Why he’s worth the risk:
The Chiefs added Jawaan Taylor and opted to let Orlando Brown Jr. walk on a cheaper deal. While the Chiefs are publicly saying that they would like Taylor to switch to the left side, they may want him to lock down the right and draft a long-term, cost-controlled option for the left side of the line. Broderick Jones is, to many, the best tackle in this draft class and he’s also visited with the Chiefs.
Jones is extremely athletic for his size and plays with incredible physicality. If Jones can gain some NFL experience and work with an NFL staff, he could develop into one of the most valuable tackles in football. That, in and of itself, would be worth the draft capital. The Chiefs would have their bookends secured for the future and their MVP quarterback could be safer.
Why he could fall:
It seems somewhat unlikely that Jones will fall very fall. In fact, it would be surprising if he wasn’t selected in the top ten picks. With that in mind, there are several quarterbacks available at the top of this class as well as a couple of top-tier defensive linemen. There is a small chance that Jones tumbles unexpectedly.
Where is the “sweet spot” for moving up?: #11-#16
Obviously, this range would be costly for the Chiefs. However, if you are a team that is perennially in the playoffs for Super Bowl contention, you are in a better position to take big swings in the draft. While Kansas City will be very reliant on players that they draft due to the contract that their stars have, you can never have too many superstars. If Brett Veach and company feel strongly that Jones could be one of the best at his position, it would be well worth the trade up