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Finding the perfect prospect for KC at #32

When finding the perfect prospect, an NFL front office will go through a tremendous amount of film, interviews, and strenuous meetings. The defending Super Bowl Champs are looking to find another piece for its already championship caliber roster.

The Kansas City Chiefs defense finally found success in 2020. However, there is still some inconsistency in the heart of the KC defensive group. The Chiefs LB group (Ragland, Hitchens, Wilson, Lee) had some great moments, but also showed many weaknesses.

Ragland and Lee are scheduled to be free agents on March 18th when free agency hits. The door is wide open for a new, young, agile linebacker to make plays for Steve Spagnuolo and the Chiefs.

So, who is the perfect fit?

Kenneth Murray, LB Oklahoma University

The best fit for pick No. 32 would be the young versatile LB from Oklahoma. Murray was a playmaker for the Sooners. He played in 42 career games, starting in all of the competitions. He finished his 3-year tenure with 335 tackles, 37 TOL, and is also tied for 11th in career tackles in school history. Murray brings a fly-around type of energy to the defensive side of the ball. He is perfect to track down play-makers with his 6’2 241 lb. frame. At the NFL combine, Murray ran a 4.52 second 40-yard dash. An all-around great athlete brings tremendous run defense help, but will hold his own in coverage. With the kind of size, speed, and physicality Murray brings to the table, he fits perfect to what the Chiefs are trying to get done on defense.

Good fits: 

  • Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
  • Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
  • Cesar Ruiz, C/G, Michigan

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