The Kansas City Chiefs are armed with six picks in the 2021 NFL Draft and they need to make the most of it. How can they ensure that their draft goes perfectly?
The 2021 NFL Draft begins on Thursday and it’s always an important time for NFL teams when it comes to rebuilding or staying on top. The Kansas City Chiefs traded away their first-round pick to land Orlando Brown and now that means they don’t have to fixate on selecting a left tackle early on.
With left tackle no longer a position of need, what all needs to happen for the 2021 NFL Draft to be deemed a success?
KC Chiefs need to shore up defense in 2021 NFL Draft
While the Chiefs’ defense has vastly improved since their poor showing in the 2018 season, there’s no debating that the group did not play well in the Super Bowl. They have some needs to fill on that side of the ball with the biggest being at linebacker.
Now that the Chiefs don’t have to spend their first pick on an offensive tackle, linebacker is hopefully the route they’ll go in. They could also opt to spend one of their two second-round selections on a cornerback, EDGE rusher, or interior defensive lineman.
If the Chiefs can spend several of their picks on defensive talent and depth, this will be a huge success for them in the 2021 NFL Draft.