6. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE/IDL, Carolina Panthers
Why this move makes sense: Nobody is upset with the defense this year. Why not take it to an even higher level? Yetur Gross-Matos would check all of the boxes for a great rotational defensive lineman in Kansas City. Carolina has a lot of very good defensive linemen and may understand that they will not have the resources to afford all of them. Gross-Matos would be the one to find the chopping block.
For Kansas City, Gross-Matos would be a guy who could fill in at a number of different spots. He has good burst and power which could make him a dangerous player in the middle of the defense on obvious passing downs. In this trade, the Chiefs would not be getting a full-time guy. Rather, they would just be adding a depth piece to make themselves that much better.
Potential compensation: 5th Round Pick
The Panthers are going to need to have a real interest in moving on. The Chiefs are not going to be moving key draft picks for a guy who is in his 4th year in the NFL. With a contract looming, it could be both leverage for the Chiefs and a reason for the Panthers to want to trade him. I believe that the Chiefs would be willing to make this move for a fifth-rounder. It is very possible, however, that the Panthers would rather take their chances and sign him to another deal. It's not a likely one, but a player like Gross-Matos is the type to get traded at the deadline.