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Could Chiefs trade up in 2020 NFL Draft, and for who?

Just last week, I wrote about the possibility of the Chiefs trading down and out of the first round in order to acquire more day two and three capital.

Now I write about the possibility of the opposite.

The Kansas City Chiefs are not in a premier position to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft. With only five picks and a limited amount of cap space, it is crucial for the Chiefs to hit on the limited number of picks they have.

The 2019 draft class played a huge part during the championship season. Day 2 picks Juan Thornhill, Mecole Hardman, and Khalen Saunders all played key roles. 6th round picks Darwin Thompson and Rashad Fenton carved out roles of their own during the championship run.

That being said, General Manager Brett Veach has gained a reputation for going out and getting his guys. If he falls in love with a prospect that he feels will not fall to 32, we could see the Chiefs try and maneuver up the board, despite limited resources to do so.

Who are some prospects that could have Veach calling teams on draft day?

C.J. Henderson

Widely considered the second best corner in the draft behind Jeff Okudah, Henderson would fill a team need, as there are only three CBs on the books for the 2020 season.

Kristian Fulton

Another corner, Fulton is considered one of the best CBs in the draft, behind only Okudah and Henderson. Either Henderson or Fulton could start opposite Ward in the secondary, and bring young, cheap talent to the defense.

Patrick Queen

Queen is an athletic LB who Steve Spagnuolo could plug into the middle of the Chiefs defense for all three downs. Queen’s playmaking ability and versatility could bring another dimension to the defense.

Again, the Chiefs are not in a great spot to trade up, and I honestly would be surprised if they did. That being said, it is interesting to think of the possibilities that could occur on draft day.

1 comment

  1. My opinion Veach would only go up for player he Loved & thought they could be the next Honey Badger or Frank Clark? With that in mind the only Player that comes to mind might be Simmons from Clemson, Athletic Freak, bring that kid back home!

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