Dream scenarios for KC Chiefs entering 2023 NFL Draft
By Matt Conner
A run on defensive backs
It’s a bit interesting to talk about a run on defensive backs in the first round of the draft being a “dream scenario” for the Chiefs considering they could realistically look at a cornerback or even a safety early—and yes, even in the first round. But those scenarios are usually presented as a potential way for Brett Veach to go just in case prospects at positions of greater need are taken en masse.
The truth is that the Chiefs’ secondary already looks ready for the regular season even before the draft has begun. The Chiefs have a deep group of young cornerbacks who should get much better with more experience and training together, including a real lockdown option in Trent McDuffie, a chess piece in L’Jarius Sneed, and Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson coming into their sophomore seasons. Over at safety, a core four of Justin Reid, Mike Edwards, Bryan Cook, and Deon Bush should hold up nicely for a full season.
While it might be nice to dream of another quality enter player entering the fray in the secondary, the Chiefs would be much better off in the draft if other teams started clamoring for the top corners and safeties on the board—especially in the first round—because that would mean that more prospects in the trenches are falling further than before.