Kansas City Chiefs: James O’Shaughnessy Traded To New England

Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jeff Moffett/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jeff Moffett/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images) /

The Kansas City Chiefs have made another move in the 2017 NFL Draft, this time trading tight end James O’Shuaghnessy to the Patriots for a fifth round pick.

There had been some questions about the Kansas City Chiefs depth chart at tight end. While Travis Kelce has been a stud for KC, the rest of the group hasn’t been so great. We got some clarification on the position today as the Chiefs traded James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth round pick to the Patriots for a fifth round pick.

John Dorsey and his staff have been pretty aggressive throughout the draft this year. This is the third trade the team has made, though the first involving a player. That follows a pretty familiar MO for the Chiefs during Dorsey’s tenure as General Manager.

It’s hard to say that James O’Shaughnessy will be missed in KC. The reserve tight end didn’t provide much boost to the offense, and was not a stand out on Special Teams. In fact, there is a good chance that he would not have made the roster this year.

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To get a fifth round pick in return for a player like that is a good deal. I’m sure the pundits will spin this as a win for the Patriots, but I don’t see that at all. The Chiefs got rid of a player who was a non-factor and picked up an extra fifth round pick. That’s just good value for KC.

John Dorsey has been very aggressive in this year’s NFL Draft. It’s been a lot of fun to watch the Kansas City Chiefs making moves to get the people they want. Fans always clamor for this kind of activity, but it is usually not how teams operate. Let’s hope that the Chiefs are able to make the most of this.