What The Chiefs Need
The Kansas City Chiefs have a very deep and talented roster at almost every spot on the field. However, just as with any team, there are holes or question marks on the roster that need to be addressed to help ensure the Chiefs are ready to contend with anyone and everyone.
Pass Rusher: The need at the outside pass rusher spot is in direct correlation to the availability of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. If either (or both) will be available early in the season, then the Chiefs can afford to hold off on making an addition here. However, if there is any uncertainty to that, John Dorsey should go ahead and make a quick addition to bolster the group.
Cornerback: A lot of the Chiefs hopes at cornerback hinge on the return of Phillip Gaines to the starting roster, as well as his being able to return to the talent level he has shown…plus staying healthy. There are too many variables there for the KC front office to be too comfortable. Marcus Cooper may play into this, but adding a veteran here would not be out of line.
Offensive Lineman: The Chiefs offensive line actually looks pretty solid right now. A lot of fans and analysts are down on Parker Ehinger after he got beat up by the Rams, but I’m not (how quickly everyone forgets that he played well against the Seahawks). However, the Chiefs could still use another veteran option for stability. This is far down on the list though.
Draft Picks: Let’s face it, any trade that happens is likely going to be about gaining more assets for the future. The Chiefs are already projected to receiver four compensatory picks in 2017, but adding some more trade ammunition is never a bad idea. Being able to move up in the draft for better talent, or to simply add more back end roster depth, is always a plus.
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