Positions KC Chiefs need to address in 2021 NFL Draft
2. Pass Rusher
The Chiefs’ pass-rush is strange because sometimes it’s one of the most feared units in the league but then other times, it disappears for weeks at a time. You’d think that with Chris Jones, Frank Clark, and now Jarran Reed, that pass rush wouldn’t be a major concern for this team, but it definitely is. Reed is only signed for a year anyway and Clark probably won’t be back after this season, so that’s more incentive for the Chiefs to grab a pass rusher on Day 3.
The problem is that this year’s pass-rushing class is pretty weak compared to most years. Some okay names that could still interest KC are Chris Rumph II (Duke), Charles Snowden (Virginia), Jordan Smith (UAB), and Patrick Johnson and Cameron Sample (both from Tulane).
There’s still some value at EDGE on Day 3 but the Chiefs shouldn’t expect immediate contributions from them, as mentioned before, this year’s class just isn’t that great. But it’s still a need for the team and a big one at that. Hopefully, they can find a home run kind of pick or even land the next Tershawn Wharton after the draft concludes.