Positions KC Chiefs need to address in 2021 NFL Draft
4. Defensive Back
The Chiefs need to get in the habit of drafting a cornerback every year but this year I wouldn’t be opposed to them going after a safety at some point. They need some kind of name for their secondary and while I’d prefer a corner, Daniel Sorensen is only signed for a year and isn’t the future at the third safety spot. This could be a good time to find his replacement.
The best cornerbacks available on Day 3 are Robert Rochell (Central Arkansas), Shakur Brown (Michigan State), Kary Vincent Jr. (LSU), and Israel Mukuama (South Carolina). These are players that will likely come off the board in the fourth and fifth rounds and as we saw on Day 2 of the draft, once a run on corners starts, the best available ones go flying off the board.
Safety-wise, the best options still available are Jamar Johnson (Indiana), Hamsah Nasirildeen (Florida State), Tyree Gillespie (Missouri), and Christian Uphoff (Illinois State). Any of these guys would be a nice fit for Kansas City and could be options to replace Sorensen after this year.
Adding another body to the Chiefs’ secondary is something the team needs to strongly consider doing on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.