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3 Chiefs Trade Targets Heading Into NFL Draft

With the 2024 NFL Draft right around the corner, here's a look at three trade targets for the Kansas City Chiefs to consider over the next week.
Bengals WR Tee Higgins should be one of the Chiefs' top trade targets ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
Bengals WR Tee Higgins should be one of the Chiefs' top trade targets ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. / Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL Draft is one of the best times of the year to be a football fan. Not only do we get to see the next general of players realizing their dreams as they find their first professional teams, but trades are also a big part of the lead-up to draft night.

It'll be interesting to see if the Kansas City Chiefs are involved in the trade market as the NFL Draft approaches. Offseason departures and off-field issues have left the Chiefs with several glaring holes that must be addressed this offseason. Fortunately, there appear to be several trade options out there that can help cure general manager Brett Veach's headaches.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three trade targets for the Chiefs ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

1. WR Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

It isn't a secret that the wide receiver room is one of the Chiefs' more pressing needs this spring. Despite the success that Kansas City saw last season, the team's WRs fell short of expectations outside of Rashee Rice, whose future is up in the air due to his litany of legal issues.

Even though the Chiefs still have tight end Travis Kelce and even added veteran WR Marquise Brown via free agency, there's always room for improvement. That's why Kansas City should target Cincinnati Bengals wideout Tee Higgins ahead of the NFL Draft.

Higgins sent shockwaves across the league when he requested a trade from the Bengals back in March. The 25-year-old playmaker has enjoyed his time in Cincinnati thus far, but the lack of a long-term extension forced him to seek other options. He "anticipates" playing for the Bengals in 2024 despite his request, but we all know things around the NFL can change with the flick of a switch.

If Higgins is still available, the Chiefs would be foolish not to target him. Even though the 2023 campaign was a down year by his standards, his track record speaks for itself after having turned 257 receptions in 3,684 yards and 24 touchdowns over the last four seasons.

Trading for Higgins might not come cheap, but we also saw the Los Angeles Charges trade away Keenan Allen for a fourth-round pick. I'm not saying it'll be that cheap to land Higgins, who's seven years younger than the veteran, but the price could be cheaper than expected.