The 6 most glaring needs on KC Chiefs roster after early free agency

Now that the initial wave of NFL free agency has come and gone, what are the most important remaining needs for the KC Chiefs?

Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach speaks during a
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach speaks during a / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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A complement to Isiah Pacheco

Isiah Pacheco is a good starting running back, but the next best running back on the roster is La'Mical Perine. Pacheco also isn't the best third down back as his pass protection and receiving skills are still developing.

Jerick McKinnon may have played his final down in the NFL and the team still hasn't brought back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Running back is a position the team could opt to address much earlier in the draft than what many fans expect. This isn't a great draft class for running backs but there will be talent available for KC to pick from on days 2 and 3.

EDGE depth

One of the more underrated storylines of the Chiefs' offseason is how baron their depth chart is at defensive end. George Karlaftis is a good starter, but Felix Anudike-Uzomah is unproven, Charles Omenihu might not be available until November or December due to a torn ACL, and that's pretty much it. Kansas City needs to add another quality player at the position.

Now that the team has some money to play with, Mike Danna could be on his way back to the team. There are also several players still on the open market that would be a boost to the defensive line.

Since the Chiefs have picked an edge rusher in the first round in each of the past two drafts, it's unlikely they'll do so again, but we won't know for sure until they actually make the pick.

Their best option is probably re-signing Danna since we know Spagnuolo loves him and he's one of the best players available at his position.