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3 Positions the Chiefs Must Target in the NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs should look at these specific positions in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach talks to the
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach talks to the / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Chiefs will be going for their third straight Super Bowl title in 2024. With Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid at the helm, KC Kingdom has the upmost confidence in their squad.

They retained All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones and also brought in WR Marquise Brown to help bolster their receiving core.

Their biggest loss however was sending L'Jarius Sneed to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for 2024 seventh-round pick along with a 2025 third-round pick.

Nonetheless, Kansas City will trot in the draft with seven total selections. There are some specific positions they should target and below we'll discuss what they are.

1. Offensive Tackle

The Chiefs would be wise to look at adding an offensive tackle in April's draft. Donovan Smith has been with the Chiefs for the last two years but he is an unrestricted free agent.

Kansas City could still look at bringing him back but it wouldn't be longer than a one or two-year deal.

Smith is 30 years old but had an inconsistent 2023 campaign. According to PFF, the Penn State product committed nine penalties and finished with a 55.4 overall grade.

The Chiefs have Jawaan Taylor on the opposite side but he was a penalty machine last season. He committed a league-high 20 penalties while allowing five sacks.

When you have Mahomes back there, everyone looks better. That doesn't mean Brett Veach shouldn't look to upgrade the trenches and keep the league's best quarterback upright. Both Smith and Taylor struggled immensely at times in 2023.