Chiefs Trade Rumors Intensifying as Draft Approaches

The Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach isn't leaving any stone unturned ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
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The Kansas City Chiefs are entering the 2024 NFL Draft with the final pick in the first round. However, it sounds like general manager Brett Veach doesn't want to wait all night on Thursday to make his selection. Instead, he is desperately trying to move up in the draft according to the latest reports.

NFL insider James Palmer reported only a few hours before Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft that the Chiefs have been "working to see if they can get up from 32. According to him, this could be to add one of the wide receivers that Kansas City has been linked to over the past few weeks.

The Chiefs' need for a wide receiver at the draft is not news. The widespread expectation is that the Chiefs will draft a wideout with one of their early-round picks, especially after the Rashee Rice saga. However, this reporting goes against the shift in the odds we have been seeing in the last few days. Oddsmakers believe that the Chiefs will likely select an offensive lineman with their first pick in the draft.

Veteran NFL reporter Albert Breer confirms the rumors that the Chiefs are trying to move up, naming Texas speedster Xavier Worthy as an option. However, Breer reports that it's more likely that Kansas City would trade up for an offensive tackle.

Two names Breer provides as options at tackle are Roger Rosengarten and Kingsley Sumataia but he underlines that they would be reaches at no. 32 if the Chiefs fail to move up for one of their first-choice tackles.

We'll find out late Thursday night whether Kansas City is able to pull off a trade and if they are going to go for a wideout or an offensive tackle. Regardless of what happens, we know that Brett Veach is not leaving any stone unturned.

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