The KC Chiefs are lucky to have Brett Veach, but he’s not exactly great at being aggressive.
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach loves to talk about how aggressive he is, how he wants to move up in the draft, make the big signing, things like that.
Want to guess where he struggles?
You guessed it, at things like moving up in the draft, making the big deal, things like that.
Despite the calls for Veach to be aggressive, after two Super Bowl appearances, despite what others may say, now is not the time for the Chiefs to get crazy. Now is the time for the Chiefs to ensure the last two years are a precursor of things to come, not a memory long talked about.
First, I’m going on the track record of Veach since he became the general manager. He gets credit for being the first on Patrick Mahomes, but the final call was not his, so credit for Mahomes ultimately lies with John Dorsey. However, the fact Veach was the first in on Mahomes is the groundwork and the evidence for what he does indeed do well.
Let’s take a look at Veach and his draft classes, specifically his first two. General managers can be given a pass on the first class in part to the normally high volume of turnover within scouting departments and at times coaching staffs.