It might sound funny to think of the Chiefs drafting a quarterback since they are the last team to need someone at the position overall, but the Chiefs aren’t going to leave value out there just because an entire position is “crossed off the list.” It also might be a bit too short-sighted to think that Shane Buechele and Blaine Gabbert are all the competition they need.
Buechele certainly looks the part from an organizational perspective, especially one that has protected him on the active roster as a healthy scratch to keep other teams from poaching him. That said, if the Chiefs have a solid grade on a quarterback and he’s still sitting there in a round that’s confusing to Veach, then it might make sense for K.C. to take him.
What if the Chiefs like Jaren Hall from BYU or Clayton Tune from Houston at a point in the draft where a developmental arm makes sense? The ceiling for someone on day 3 might be higher than Buechele, and it’s not as if Gabbert has ever wowed anyone at the pro level. That could be worth the upgrade knowing how tense things can be when Mahomes is injured at times. That would knock Chris Oladokun, the current developmental arm, off of the roster completely.