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Kansas City Chiefs: Dadi Nicolas era is over before it began

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 02: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half during the game at Heinz Field on October 2, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 02: Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half during the game at Heinz Field on October 2, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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The Kansas City Chiefs traded former sixth round pick Dadi Nicolas to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for tight end Randall Telfer. Dadi Nicolas now will reunite with John Dorsey, the man who drafted him.

The 2016 NFL Draft saw the Kansas City Chiefs select Dadi Nicolas in the sixth round with the 203rd overall pick. At the time, it was common knowledge to most that Nicolas would be a project on the defensive side of the ball.

Nicolas played four seasons at Virginia Tech and had 17 sacks throughout that time. It seemed like he could be an underrated player in Kansas City, but that production never shone through while he was a Chief.

He played in 11 games as a rookie, mainly appearing on special teams. He was injured throughout the 2017 campaign, which put a damper on the parade. With the Chiefs no longer being tied to Nicolas since it was Dorsey who drafted him, he’s now onto Cleveland. Hard to blame Brett Veach and company on this one.

In exchange, the Chiefs acquired former Browns 2015 sixth rounder Randall Telfer. Telfer didn’t play at all for the Browns as a rookie, but played in 14 games in 2016 and all 16 games in 2017. He finished his two active seasons in Cleveland with five receptions for 40 yards.

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While Telfer’s stats aren’t mind-blowing, he appears to be more of a blocking tight end, which is exactly what the Chiefs could use. Travis Kelce isn’t getting bumped down to number two for Telfer and there’s not even a guarantee that the new guy will make the team this summer.

What he provides is another tight end on the depth chart to compete for a spot this season. Demetrius Harris and Orson Charles better watch out!

As for Nicolas, I had high hopes for him when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him two years ago. He impressed in training camp that summer and just seemed like someone who could work his way up from being a nobody to a somebody.

Apparently it wasn’t meant to be for Nicolas and he’s going to be a Brown now. The Chiefs need tight end depth so the move itself isn’t crazy, but it’s also nothing really to get excited about. The two teams ultimately swapped former sixth round picks that haven’t amounted to much so far in their young careers.

What do you think of this move Chiefs Kingdom? Do you think the Chiefs can get anything out of Randall Telfer? Do you think Dadi Nicolas will be productive in Cleveland?