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Kansas City Chiefs Draft Class Review: Rounds 2-3

Chiefs Draft Review: Rounds 2-3

With day two of the draft finished here is a look at the Chiefs draft review: rounds 2-3. The Chiefs originally had more day two draft picks but traded them away to the New England Patriots to move up in the first round. Due to the trade, the Kansas City Chiefs were left with three day two draft picks.

Round 2

54th Pick: Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

After trading away superstar wideout Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins it was apparent that the Chiefs needed to reload their weapons for quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The wide receiver room was decimated after the trade. Moore will bring some nice depth to the position to pair up with Mecole Hardman and newly acquired wide-out JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Skyy Moore was a very productive three-year starter at Western Michigan. In his most recent year, Moore impressed scouts with 95 receptions, 1,292 yards and ten touchdowns. Moore has above-average ball skills and is very aggressive when it comes to contested catches. But his average speed and acceleration will keep him from being a legit downfield threat at the next level.


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62nd Pick: Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

After the loss of All-Pro Safety Tyrann Mathieu, it was expected for the Chiefs to take a safety with one of their selections. Bryan Cook most likely will not be a day one starter. But he will most likely add value as a special teams player and see minimal playing time in his first year. Cook will add much-needed depth to the Chiefs’ secondary until he is ready for his opportunity.

Cook is a very tough, physical and intelligent safety. He started his college career at Howard as it was his only D1 offer. After a stellar freshman campaign which included four interceptions, Cook transferred to Cincinnati. Shortly after transferring he became one of the best safeties in the country and helped lead Cincinnati to a playoff berth in his senior season. Cook is a great run stopper as he uses his size to his advantage and will look to help the Kansas City Chiefs in multiple ways this season.

Round 3

103rd Pick: Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

The Chiefs look to add depth and a future starter with Leo Chenal with this pick. Kansas City has a below-average linebacking core. Chenal needs to improve his coverage skills. But he will have the opportunity to possibly be a starter during this season.

Chenal became an excellent run stopper and it showed during his time in Wisconsin. His strength allows him to shed blocks and to make a play. Chenal is possibly the best pure run-stopping linebacker in the class. Iowa’s Tyler Linderbaum the top-rated center of this year’s draft also had a hard time stopping Chenal in the run game. But with that comes his sub-par coverage skills. Chenal’s run-stopping and blitzing ability is the reason why he might see significant reps with the Chiefs this year.

Chiefs Draft Review: Rounds 2-3

The Kansas City Chiefs used day two of the draft to fill positions of need. The team’s selections in the second round directly correlate to the positions where they lost their superstar players. Time will tell if the newly acquired draftees will be able to eventually fully fill the voids left by those players, but for now, the Chiefs used their picks to add needed depth to positions in need.

 

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