The Kansas City Chiefs have struck up a deal with the New England Patriots and have moved a young offensive lineman in exchange for a draft pick.
Late Monday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs made the decision to go out and get a future draft pick. Interestingly enough, at the same time, the New England Patriots made the decision to go out and get a new offensive lineman. The two teams worked together and an exchange was made.
The Kansas City Chiefs chose to send Yasir Durant, an undrafted free agent and former Missouri Tiger, over to New England. The Patriots weren’t willing to give up too much for Durant, after all he is a bit of a raw prospect who hasn’t played much, but the Chiefs did get a 7th-round draft pick in the 2022 draft for him.
All in all, that’s not too bad of an exchange for the Chiefs. Kansas City got a future draft pick and it helped the Chiefs get their roster closer to the 53 player threshold.
All things said and done, that’s a decent deal.
Kansas City Chiefs: Yasir Durant traded to New England Patriots for 7th-round draft pick
It never hurts to get draft picks. Even though it’s just a 7th-round draft pick, that’s still something. It’s possible the Kansas City Chiefs could find a diamond in the rough with that pick. And even if that draft pick doesn’t become a great player, it could also be used in future negotiations and trades.
So, while it may be disappointing for the Kansas City Chiefs to make the decision to move on from a former Missouri Tiger, it’s encouraging to see the Chiefs turn an UDFA into a piece that could help them later down the line.
We’ll just have to wait and see what the Chiefs are able to get out of the 7th-round draft pick.