Chiefs Visiting With Perfect L'Jarius Sneed Replacement Ahead of NFL Draft

Kansas City is eyeing one of the most intriguing prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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The Kansas City Chiefs mostly managed to retain their key free agents this offseason as it was their priority after the Super Bowl win. One significant departure, however, was the star cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, who was traded to the Tennessee Titans for financial reasons.

The Chiefs have been trying to find a replacement for Sneed since then. They currently have Trent McDuffie and Joshua Williams as the starters at cornerback, and Jaylen Watson as a rotation piece. They don't desperately need to find another corner but adding a high-upside prospect at the draft would make Chiefs fans feel much better about their depth.

It turns out, the Chiefs are doing exactly that. Reportedly, Kansas City is meeting with intriguing CB prospect Qwan'Tez Stiggers ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Chiefs News: Kansas City to Meet with CB Prospect Qwan'Tez Stiggers

Stiggers is one of the most unique players in the 2024 NFL Draft. He has had an unprecedented path to the NFL so far.

Due to his family circumstances, Stiggers didn't go to college. In 2020 and 2021, he was away from football. He re-started his journey with the semi-pro Fan Controlled Football League in 2022. Following that, he made his way to the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

The 22-year-old burst onto the scene with an impressive season in the CFL, winning the Most Outstanding Rookie award and earning East All-Star honors.

This naturally put him on the radar of NFL teams. When he dominated at the East-West Shrine Bowl, he immediately became one of the hottest commodities mentioned in Day 2 and 3 of the draft.

Stiggers is considered a very good zone defender and elite at playing in space. He is believed to have very good ball skills and tackling ability. He doesn't have the tallest frame for a cornerback at 5'11, but he makes up for it with the speed and athleticism he showcased in his individual pro day, where he ran a 4.45 40-yard dash.

The Chiefs have a pick in each round of the draft except for round 6, and two in round 5. Where they would target Stiggers remains to be seen but it's safe to say that he has the type of story and upside that the Chiefs would love to have on their team.

Regardless of what the Chiefs do in the draft, they will begin next season as one of the Super Bowl favorites. They are currently +625 to win it all on Caesars Sportsbook.

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