Round 4, Pick 135: Jabril Cox, LB (LSU)
While Surratt is an attempt at a home run, Jabril Cox is an immediate contributor at linebacker that, at a minimum, can replace or compete with Ben Niemann on the roster. A star at North Dakota State, Cox is a one-year graduate transfer at LSU for the 2020 season. Currently slated as a starter with the defending National Champions, Cox could be long off the board before this selection for the Chiefs.
The addition of both Surratt and Cox would bring something to the linebacker group the Chiefs currently don’t have, which is height and length. Cox (6’4″) and Surratt (6’3″) would provide an element of lanky athleticism to the position group, which along with size, really improves the position group by the time the dust has settled on the draft.
The Chiefs immediately would be set with a very young, athletic and cheap group of versatile linebackers capable of helping the defense.
If the Chiefs are going to value the front seven, they must always be churning and looking for young talent. They have done that with the addition in 2020 of Mike Danna along the line and with the addition of Jabril Cox and Chazz Surratt, the Chiefs have young, cheap defenders.