Kansas City Chiefs spend all but one pick on defense in mock draft

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A.J. Terrell #8 of the Clemson Tigers (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs need to make sure their defense is still up to snuff and that’s why all but one of their five selections in this mock draft are on the defensive side of the ball.

This year will present plenty of surprises due to the sheer fact few people in the media have any idea what teams are doing. Prospects are not traveling to cities of teams for visits nor are teams traveling to pro days taking place across the country.

Due to the limited offseason and the ability to teach, develop and coordinate, the KC Chiefs will likely be looking heavily on defense and long-term contribution on offense over immediate impact. That’s why both Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson were brought back for the 2020 season..

With this mock draft, I limited myself to prospects the Chiefs have been known to have visited with at some point in the draft process. Without further ado, here’s a look at how the draft could unfold for the Chiefs.


A.J. Terrell

Cornerback, Tigers

Currently, the Chiefs are capable of taking the field with the roster at hand before the draft at all positions except for corner. There is a lack of both depth and a capable starter. Charvarius Ward is on one side and he had a nice season in 2019, but there is a major void on the other side. Bashaud Breeland is still unsigned and there is no one else on the roster.

Enter Clemson product A.J. Terrell.

With good size at 6’1″ and athleticism, Terrell is the type of corner the Chiefs could really use in their efforts to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Terrell was perhaps the best corner on the Clemson roster last season that included Raiders 2019 second round selection Trayvon Mullen. Terrell has shown an ability to come up and assist and help in run support and has shown an ability to make plays in pass coverage as well.

We don’t know if the Chiefs are going to select at the end of the first round or if they’ll end up trading this pick, but it certainly appears, as of this moment, the only position the Chiefs can really consider is corner.

Every other position group at least could take the field currently. If the Chiefs re-sign Breeland or another starter caliber corner between now and the draft, obviously that changes.

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