Brett Veach has done well for the KC Chiefs, but more could always be done.
Teams that trade up, are constantly making moves, often lack confidence either in their scouts or coaching staff. Worried they will do wrong, they sell out, trying to find a player that doesn’t need coaching and/or development. The Los Angeles Rams are doing this, to a degree.
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A simple rule of thumb when trading, especially big deals involving first-round picks — Is that target a quarterback? If the answer is yes, then go make the move. If the answer is no, don’t do the deal. It really is that simple.
The Chiefs under Brett Veach have shown an ability to both scout and develop. You can’t find the Whartons and Wards of the world if you don’t scout well. And if you had any questions about the team’s ability to coach and develop, those were put to bed when rookies without any offseason program or preseason were ready to roll with Sneed, Wharton, and others.
Veach should hopefully be at a point where he is comfortable with his strengths, scouting, and developing. Lean into those strengths.
With an expensive quarterback approaching on the cap, the Chiefs must value those draft picks, and the more picks they have, the better the odds they will not only find contributors but stars. I know this because Brett Veach has already shown he can do it.
The only question is Brett Veach comfortable not trading up in the draft.