7 realistic trade targets for the Kansas City Chiefs before NFL's deadline

The NFL trade deadline is imminent, with the Kansas City Chiefs potentially on the lookout for a wide receiver to boost their struggling offense. Possibilities include Marquise "Hollywood" Brown from the Arizona Cardinals, Darius Slayton from the New York Giants, or the Denver Broncos' Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy.

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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.