Kansas City Chiefs: Brett Veach's five worst draft picks ever

Let's take a look at his worst picks in his relatively short tenure, which featured some growing pains to currently tenured players.

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5. S Armani Watts

Armani Watts, selected by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, entered the league with a reputation as a versatile and athletic safety from Texas A&M. His college career as a four-year starter and his ball-hawking skills led to high expectations, with some analysts suggesting he could be one of the best safeties from his draft class and even a potential steal.

Despite concerns over his injury history, size, and tackling ability, his ball skills and field awareness were highly regarded. Comparisons were made to established NFL players like Devin McCourty, indicating his potential upside.

However, over his career with the Chiefs, Watts primarily contributed on special teams and had limited impact on defense. In total, he played 53 games, recording 58 combined tackles and 2 sacks. While he was part of a Super Bowl-winning team, his contributions did not align with the typical expectations for a fourth-round draft pick.

Watts did win a Super Bowl with the Chiefs, redeeming his legacy a bit. However, he has not played with another franchise for a reason. His draft slot did not carry immense expectations, but Kansas City has pulled better results from their recent Day 3 picks than Watts. Well, outside of the next two players.