KC Chiefs: Brett Veach is not good at being aggressive, but he excels elsewhere

Kansas City Chiefs Brett Veach (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Wide receiver Mecole Hardman #17 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops a pass (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /


  • 2(56) Mecole Hardman
  • 2(31) Juan Thornhill
  • 3(84) Khalen Saunders
  • 6(201) Rashad Fenton
  • 6(214) Darwin Thompson
  • 7(216) Nick Allegretti

For the second consecutive season, the Chiefs traded up in the second round, this time for Mecole Hardman. Through two seasons, Hardman has made big plays in the passing and return game while also dropping passes and punts to go with running wrong routes and at times appearing to not know where he was on the field.

The Hardman pick was probably made due to the legal issues Tyreek Hill was facing at that time. Had that not been going on, KC probably addresses another position there instead, but Hardman was the pick and he’s here to stay for at least another two years.

Thornhill appears to have been a steal (again, keep in mind where Thornhill was drafted) along with the contributions of the late-round picks, specifically Fenton and Allegretti, both played significant snaps and appear likely to do so in the future.

A second example of the Chiefs, unable to hold their water, had to make a move for a player. This is not new, but it will continue to be pointed out the Chiefs could have had D.K. Metcalf without trading up.