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KC Chiefs select Greg Newsome in recent NFL.com mock draft

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 26: Greg Newsome II #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats reacts after a play in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ryan Field on October 26, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 26: Greg Newsome II #2 of the Northwestern Wildcats reacts after a play in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Ryan Field on October 26, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /
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The KC Chiefs always could use help at the cornerback position and they address it in the latest mock draft from NFL.com. 

Once again the Kansas City Chiefs are going to find themselves needing depth at the cornerback position, as Bashaud Breeland will be a free agent and Charvarius Ward will be in 2022. That means the Chiefs are down to L’Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton, so the need to add cornerbacks in the next two drafts is very high.

In Lance Zierlein’s recent mock draft, he has the Chiefs selecting Northwestern product Greg Newsome II.

"Adept in press-man and zone coverages, Newsome is a long outside corner. He has the ability to tilt contested catches in his favor on both short and deep passes."

Newsome only played in three games for Northwestern this past season and had 12 tackles, seven defended passes and one interception. In the two years prior to that, he had 59 tackles, 13 defended passes, and a recovered fumble.

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The KC Chiefs need depth at cornerback and Greg Newsome fits the bill.

It feels like cornerback is a position the Chiefs are always needing to fill every offseason and a lot of that has to do with how pass-happy the league has become. The Chiefs hit the jackpot with Sneed, who they didn’t draft until the fourth round, and they haven’t taken a corner in the first round since doing so with Marcus Peters in 2015.

Newsome is someone who could come in and play right away and has experience in different coverages. He’d be great to put on the opposite side of the field as Sneed and if Newsome played well, KC would have their shutdown cornerback duos for the next three years, hopefully longer.

Greg Newsome isn’t a name that’s been floated around much for the Chiefs, as they’ve mostly been tied to offensive linemen and wide receivers, but corner is still an area of concern heading into the offseason. The Chiefs also seem to draft a position that isn’t an absolute need in the first round, so this kind of move wouldn’t be shocking.

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