Kansas City Chiefs mock draft: What would a worst-case scenario look like?

What if this year's NFL Draft just went the worst way possible in all aspects for the Chiefs?
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Round 3, Pick 95: Bralen Trice, Edge, Washington

Bralen Trice
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By now, there are not any projectable tackles left in the draft. Names like Kiran Amegadjie, Patrick Paul, Roger Rosengarten, and Blake Fisher are all gone. Additionally, a secondary run of interior defensive linemen like T'Vondre Sweat, Braden Fiske, Mekhi Wingo, Brandon Dorlus, and Michael Hall are all off the draft board, too. The Chiefs could certainly use some depth along the defensive line and here they decide to wait on other areas of need like corner and running back.

Bralen Trice was a highly effective edge rusher for the Washington Huskies' run to the National Championship game. He's a high-effort, savvy, and powerful rusher who is relentless in pursuit and rushes with a variety of pass-rush moves. His stock has fallen throughout the draft cycle due to measurements (sub-33-inch arms) and his testing. He showed up to the NFL Combine lighter than expected but still only posted average testing numbers.

There are questions as to what Trice's role would be for a team and if he needs to continue to lose weight to be more explosive or add weight to be more versatile along the line.

The Chiefs go with Trice as a compliment to Felix Anudike-Uzomah and Mike Danna. The Chiefs might want Trice to come in and put on some weight to bring another edge-setting presence along with Mike Danna and George Karlaftis. Trice might be able to move inside occasionally too, similar to Danna. The upside for him as a prospect feels limited just based upon the frame and testing but his hustle and productivity make him a relatively safe player at pick 95.