The KC Chiefs have added a linebacker and center so far in the 2021 NFL Draft and they still have plenty of needs to fill with their final four picks.
Armed with six total picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs have to make these picks count. Brett Veach had a nice start despite not having a first-round pick, grabbing Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton with the No. 58 selection and scoring big with Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey at pick No. 63.
Both linebacker and interior line were big needs for the Chiefs and they addressed both in round two. Not only that but both of these players were thought of as first-rounders at least at some point during the buildup to the draft.
With only one day left of NFL Draft action and four picks remaining (for now at least), what positions do the Chiefs still need to address before the draft is over?
Positions KC Chiefs need to address in 2021 NFL Draft
5. Tight End
This is probably the least biggest need because the Chiefs have Travis Kelce, the best tight end in football, and signed Blake Bell over the offseason to be their TE2. That means any tight end drafted is stepping into the TE3 role and some might just need see value in spending a draft pick on that, especially if some decent ones go undrafted.
As of now, the best names at tight end still available are Brevin Jordan (Miami), Tony Poljan (Virginia), Noah Gray (Duke), and Kenny Yeboah (Ole Miss), who is a favorite of mine. Jordan is likely going to go early on Day 3 and might not be there when the Chiefs pick at the end of the fourth round. The rest, however, are names they could target with the No. 144 pick, but that doesn’t mean they should or will.
If the Chiefs decide to wait until later rounds to find their future backup tight end, there are two local prospects to keep an eye on here. Briley Moore of Kansas State and Zach Davidson of Central Missouri are names that I’d really like to see the Chiefs land deep in the draft. Davidson is a very intriguing prospect, who actually used to be a punter (plus he went to my alma mater and UCM guys getting drafted is rare so of course I want to see my team draft him).
The Chiefs don’t desperately need a starting tight end but drafting one at some point on Day 3 would be a smart move. Hopefully, they follow suit.