Why he’s worth the risk:
The Chiefs have trotted out a bunch of “fill-in,” role players at the defensive tackle position beside Chris Jones for several seasons. Trading up to get Bryan Bresee is not only a great move for the present but also a great move as an insurance policy for Chris Jones. With the Chiefs always looking to get younger, they might even decide that they should move on from Jones at some point. In all cases and situations, Bresee makes sense.
Bresee is a powerful athlete that provides excellent potential against the run. With some refining of his technique and NFL coaching, he could develop into a very good pass-rusher as well. While he has seen limited snaps due to a number of different things including tragedy and injury, Bresee’s potential is clear when you turn on the tape. He could be the piece of the Chiefs’ defense that makes them go from good to great.
Why he could fall:
As aforementioned, there are a ton of talented quarterbacks in this draft class. Further, there are some tremendous athletes at the EDGE position. With many teams at the top of the draft looking to rebuild, it is possible that Bresee takes a fall in the first round. With a limited snap count in college, it is also possible that some of the teams in the beginning and middle of the draft are scared away from pulling the trigger on taking him.
Where is the “sweet spot” for moving up?: #23-#28
Bresee is not the type of player that you sell the future for, but he is the kind of player that could make an impact on day one and develop into a great NFL player. The Chiefs would have to give up a few picks toward the middle of the draft to move up a few spots, but the value might be worth the loss of a few picks.