6 impact prospects the Chiefs should consider trading up for in the 2024 NFL Draft

As we get closer to the draft, we continue to hear whose stock is rising and whose is falling. Taking this into consideration, we take a look at the seven players that would be worth trading up for the Chiefs.
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4. Byron Murphy II, Defensive Tackle, Texas

In a previous mock, I had the Chiefs selecting Byron Murphy II's teammate T'Vondre Sweat to close out the first round. While Sweat is a behemoth run-stuffer, Murphy is a guy who can do a little bit of everything. While he is a smaller player than Sweat, he is very powerful. With a great anchor, powerful hands, and an electric first step, Murphy combined with Chris Jones would be a major problem for opposing offensive lines.

What might cause a slide?

This is a classic scenario in which interior defensive linemen get overlooked because of talented cornerbacks, defensive ends, and safeties. With a star-studded class of wide receivers, offensive linemen, and quarterbacks to boot, it is extremely possible that Murphy gets overlooked and falls down the boards.

Where is the "sweet spot" for a trade up and would the Chiefs consider it?

Of all the players included on this list, I would be most surprised if the Chiefs haven't discussed a trade scenario regarding Murphy. It makes too much sense at this point. The Chiefs were reportedly interested in Mazi Smith a year ago. The Chiefs seem to continue to hope that they find talent at the position as they continuously sign Derrick Nnadi to one-year deals. A top-notch defensive tackle is almost certainly a position that the Chiefs will consider. If Byron Murphy II makes it to pick 20, the Chiefs might be burning up the phone lines.