With multiple players potentially leaving the Chiefs this off-season and a lack of cap space to work with in free agency, general manager Brett Veach will have to make the most of the five picks the Chiefs currently have. In this writing, I will be attempting to predict where Veach goes with each pick.
Round 1, Pick 32: Damon Arnette CB, Ohio State
Arnette is a 6’0, 205 corner that has been extremely effective in his years with the Buckeyes. He is primarily a press corner which has been both good and bad for him. He is always in position to make a play on the ball because of it however he has not racked up the interceptions that you would expect out of a press corner. Arnette would come in and start Day 1 across from Ward on the outside and allow Spag to play to both corners’ strengths: press.
Round 2, Pick 63: Joshua Uche EDGE, Michigan
The Chiefs could lose multiple edge rushers this off-season and because of this, Veach takes Uche, who was a big part of the Michigan defense this year. Uche can come in and make an impact rushing the passer immediately. However, his biggest impact could be the following year. This is Damien Wilson’s last year of his contract and Uche profiles as a WILL linebacker, like Wilson. Veach gets immediate impact and a potential replacement at an impact position in a couple of years.
Round 3, Pick 96: Thaddeus Moss TE, LSU
Moss profiles as a prototypical in-line tight end coming out of college. The son of the legendary Randy Moss, Thaddeus is a good blocker at the tight end position while also becoming a good receiver. He is not extremely dynamic, however he is good against underneath zones and adept at moving the sticks.
Round 4, Pick 128: Calvin Throckmorton IOL/OT, Oregon
Throckmorton can play either tackle or guard at the next level, versatility that Andy Reid loves in his offensive linemen. Cam Erving currently is Reid’s swing lineman but more than $3 million in cap can be created if Erving is released. Throckmorton has the size and skill to take that spot and potentially start a couple years down the road with attention from the offensive line coaches.
Round 5, Pick 169: Jauan Jennings WR, Tennessee
At 6’3, Jennings would give Mahomes a good, big bodied threat downfield. He’s not a burner, but he will go up and win the contested catches while also being a willing blocker in the run game. Jennings is an outside receiver, allowing the Chiefs to keep Tyreek Hill in the slot. The only negative is his off the field issues but Andy Reid has shown he can get the best out of those type of players.
Brett Veach could go multiple different ways in this draft and it all depends on what happens with cuts and in free agency. However, these positions all make sense with the current roster. Who do you think the Chiefs will take with their five picks? Let us know down below.