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Possible trade back partners in the 2020 draft

The NFL draft is quickly approaching and that is good news for Chiefs fans longing for any sort of news out of Chiefs Kingdom. So far during free agency the Chiefs have been very quiet. However, in recent drafts, Kansas City has been anything but quiet.

Brett Veach has a reputation of being aggressive in the draft and moving where he needs to to get his guy. However, with only five picks this year, he may be looking to collect a few more.

With no Chris Jones, Sammy Watkins or Laurent Duvernay-Tardif movement thus far, you have to wonder if the plan is to retain all or most of these guys. This would take some serious contract and cap manipulating to make possible. However, if this was the plan, it would make sense for the Chiefs to want to fill their roster out with cheaper draft picks. So, who could some trade back partners be come April for Veach and the Chiefs?

The sweet spot looks to be picks 38 and 39, the Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins respectively.

Panthers scenario:
Chiefs send- pick 32
Panthers send- pick 38 and pick 113

Dolphins scenario:
Chiefs send- pick 32
Dolphins send- pick 39, pick 141 and pick 153

Both of these trades work out according to the NFL trade value chart. Both the Panthers and Dolphins have been extremely active this off-season. The choice would be which one Kansas City thinks they can return the most value with.

Only moving back six or seven spots would still allow the Chiefs to get a supremely talented player and either pick up one or two extra draft picks.

Veach and Reid have shown they can be trusted to build a roster. They found major contributors in last year’s draft in Juan Thornhill, Mecole Hardman, and Khalen Saunders. Both Thornhill and Hardman were found in the 2nd round as well.

They will look to find some of the same magic in this year’s draft and run it back for another run at a Super Bowl title.

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