The Kansas City Chiefs are already in good position entering the 2023 NFL Draft in terms of roster construction but here are some dream scenarios for them.
We’re pretty sure nearly every single team in the National Football League would trade places with the Kansas City Chiefs at this point in the offseason. While there are roster holes to acknowledge and address, the Chiefs have kept their very young roster mostly intact after a Super Bowl win over the Philadelphia Eagles and they’ve combated some free-agent losses with smart acquisitions to shore up the biggest problems.
That means they are in a very privileged position heading into the 2023 NFL Draft, and general manager Brett Veach has another 10 draft choices with which to further strengthen the roster at key positions.
If that all sounds very good, it is, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t even more optimal scenarios to hope for. We have a few dream scenarios for the Kansas City Chiefs as the draft gets closer that would make things even more amazing before and/or once the draft actually begins.
Chiefs sign Frank Clark beforehand
Most of our dream scenarios center around the actual draft, but there’s one single scenario we would love to see and that is to bring back the Shark.
The Chiefs still need two reliable defensive ends heading into the season, one of whom should be a starting-caliber option. We’re not sure Clark is in that boat anymore, although he certainly could be, but we love him in the sort of role that Melvin Ingram and Carlos Dunlap have played in the last couple of seasons as a rotational pass rusher and veteran mentor who can continue to do what he does best when it matters the most.
If the Chiefs were able to somehow convince Clark to come back to Kansas City for another season, especially before the draft, it would not only make the position quite stable coming into the draft but it would also allow the Chiefs to not reach for someone at the position if the value was not there. That’s what a team wants to be able to say at every spot and it would take Clark to make that happen.