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4 Cornerbacks the Chiefs Should Draft as L'Jarius Sneed Replacements

Michigan CB Mike Sainristil had six interceptions for the national champions in 2023
Michigan CB Mike Sainristil had six interceptions for the national champions in 2023 / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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4. Kris Abrams-Draine - Missouri

Kris Abrams-Draine was a three-year player at Missouri with excellent press coverage skills for one of the best defenses in the SEC, routinely facing top wide receiver prospects and finding success.

He's only 5'11", 178 LBs, so he's small relative to what Veach typically targets, though his strong ball skills and fluid movement could make him a long-term fit for the Chiefs. The 2023 Second-Team All-American plays with physicality despite his size and was originally a wide receiver, giving him an enhanced knowledge of route trees and the mindset behind the position he'll guard.

With 34 career deflected passes and seven interceptions, Abrams-Draine tracks the ball well in the air and fights at the catch point. He doesn't project as a No. 1 shutdown cornerback, but he'd be a lovely complement to the Chiefs' secondary regardless.

Opposing quarterbacks had just a 64.3 passer rating when targeting the former Tiger, earning him First-Team All-SEC honors with stiff competition in the conference.

We know how much Spagnuolo loves to use press coverage to let Chris Jones, George Karlaftis and others wreck havoc on the offensive line alongside surprise blitzes. Few cornerbacks in the class are as good at press as Abrams-Draine, making him a strong day-three target for Kansas City.


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