NFL Team Report 2021 – Kansas City Chiefs Update
Chiefs Ravens Trade Changes Top 100 Selections
The Ravens pulled off a recent major trade with the Chiefs dealing OT Orlando Brown for the KC #1, #3 and #4 picks and another future late choice. Baltimore now will have two #1 picks while surrendering their #2 and #6 picks along with the massive Brown. Ravens will most likely address the offensive line early and probably with one of their two top selections. The Chiefs addressed their huge problem at tackle with both veteran starters Fisher and Schwartz unsigned and recovering from health issues. Both the Chiefs and Ravens have a few openings along the line and it becomes one of their highest need areas and possibly with a few early draft choices.
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Kansas City Chiefs – 14-2 – Head Coach Andy Reid – 9th Year
Key Team Needs: 1. OT 2. CB 3. Edge 4. DT 5. C
2nd Round Picks – (2) #58 & #63 selections – 6 total picks
1. Offensive Tackle – The Chiefs will most likely draft into a strong tackle class early and probably with one of their two #2 picks. They released starters, Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz this offseason. Schwartz is coming off back surgery and may return later in the year if healthy. They liked Samuel Cosmi and Liam Eichenberg very much and would consider trading up to select either developed lineman. They may need a developed tackles and could land one with their 6 selections. They like Walker Little very much in the 2nd round.
2. Cornerback – The Chiefs’ secondary has little depth and did not resign vet corner Bashaud Breeland. The secondary could be addressed twice among their top selections. They like corners Kelvin Joseph, Asante Samuel or Aaron Robinson in the late 2nd round. Samuel is a top nickel and a defender needed in that role. Look for two quality picks here to improve their changing defense.
3. Edge Defenders/ Linebacker – The Chiefs’ lost veterans, LB Damien Wilson and DE Tanoh Kpassagnon in FA. They like young edge defenders, Zaven Collins, Joseph Ossai and Ronnie Perkins and any would be good fits in the first two round area. They have only marginal backups in place and could use a quality outside LB with starting talent.
Chiefs – Short List Players
1st Round – No pick
2nd Day Prospects
2nd Round – (2) #58 & #63
Walker Little OT Stanford
Joseph Ossai LB Texas
Dyami Brown WR North Carolina
Ronnie Perkins DE Oklahoma
Aaron Robinson CB Central Florida
Brady Christensen OT Brigham Young
Tyson Campbell CB Georgia
Jackson Carman OT Clemson
3rd Round – no pick
The Chiefs won the AFC West title for the fifth consecutive season and rode the powerful arm of former top pick Patrick Mahomes back to the Super Bowl. They lost to the Bucs struggling behind an injury riddled offensive line. Mahomes was not able to overcome a weak front line. HC Andy Reid has guided this roster well and they remain a threat for the NFL title. They were once again among the best air attacks and highest scoring teams in the league. Their defense was improved under DC Steve Spagnuolo behind vets Chris Jones, Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu. They need to address the secondary with a major problem at corner. They need to draft into the deep cornerback group and like several corners with their top picks. They want a three down linebacker and have earmarked a few for the early rounds. They like Pete Werner on the 2nd day of the process. They have 6 selections and with probably make multiple picks along the offensive line and at cornerback. In free agency, they signed guards Joe Thuney and Kyle Long to solidify the interior. The offensive tackle spot is the highest priority and they could entertain moving up for the right player. They resigned WR Damarcus Roberson and offensive linemen, Mike Remmers and center Austin Blythe. On defense, they resigned safety Daniel Sorenson and DE Taco Charlton and then signed DT Jarran Reed in the FA market. This class needs to also fill defensive positions immediately if they expect to defend their AFC West title.
2nd Round Pick – Walker Little – Tough athletic tackle would be a fine addition for this changing line.
Alternate Pick – Aaron Robinson – Seasoned cover man has performed well in big time games.
2nd Round Pick – Dyami Brown – Athletic receiver would be a fine addition for this explosive offense.
Alternate Pick – Brady Christensen – Rising tackle has graded high in big time games.