TRADE #2: CORNERBACK DEPTH PAYS OFF
Chiefs trade: DiCaprio Bootle
Rams trade: 2024 7th round choice
Let's illustrate just how much depth the Chiefs have at cornerback as quickly as we can. Even as seventh-round rookie Nic Jones sits in the preseason due to fractured fingers and L'Jarius Sneed deals with a swollen knee, and with Nazeeh Johnson out for the season already, the Chiefs can still feature a robust secondary.
Trent McDuffie is capable of playing anywhere. Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson are now second-year holdovers with Super Bowl experience. Chamarri Conner can play the slot if needed, and DiCaprio Bootle can too. Kahlef Hailassie honestly deserves an active roster spot after such a strong preseason, and unseasoned players like Ekow Boye-Doe and Reese Taylor both flashed enticing potential.
In short, the Chiefs need to get some value here for someone if they can, and if the L.A. Rams were smart about it, they would ring up the Chiefs for some help in the secondary as they try to find help with some depth and youth, especially with special teams acumen.
At this juncture, Bootle fits the bill as a player who has been around on the roster fringes for awhile now who would catch on in L.A. given greater opportunity. That said, the Chiefs just do not have room for all of these bodies to go around—even if you include the taxi squad. If it means a low-level draft asset, it's a deal worth making for both sides.