It is fair to say that as long as the Kansas City Chiefs, have head coach Andy Reid, and MVP QB Patrick Mahomes, they will be super bowl contenders. This season has been no different, as Mahomes, has taken apart defenses, one week at a time. Despite being so dominant, the defending champs will have some legit holes to fill, this offseason. While the team has been good, they are far from perfect. as they have struggled at times on defense, and are in need of real depth, across the board. With that said, I decided to look at a stack of Draft prospects, that could help this team and settled on three that I believe would fit the team, and be legit players in the future.
1) CB Antonio Phillips, Ball State
A team can never have enough Corners. In this day and age of passing, teams, are constantly in four or five wide. So having talent that could play across the board on the backend, is a must. Adding Phillips, to play on an island, would be a huge step towards, defensive dominance. Phillips can play inside and out, as well as in man or zone coverage. Not a household name right now, but a legit rising star, that could become a true number one CB, at the highest level.
2) OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
Liam Eichenberg, is arguably the most underrated player, in all of college football. Immensely talented as the anchor of an offense, the Notre Dame, the prospect has everything you want in a left tackle. He can also play on the right side and has the type of violent punch, and nasty streak to him, that could set the tone for an offense. Protecting the franchise is job one, and adding Eichenberg would be the right step towards, doing so. Watch the tape on this young man, and you will see a guy, that could be an all-pro, in no time.
3) DE Rashad Weaver, Pitt
Like corners, you can never have enough pass rushers. With Weaver, that is exactly what you get, a guy who can rush the passer, and disrupt offenses. He is equally as good in the run game, as he can set the edge, and blow up a play, on the way to the quarterback. Weaver may not get as much hype as the rest of his teammates, at Pitt, but rest assure, he is a monster of a prospect. Honestly, you could pick a name out of a hat, as long as those names are Pitt, defensive lineman, but I went with Weaver, because of his tenacity. Head coach Andy Reid, loves pass rushers, with nonstop motors, with a violent streak to him. That is exactly what you get in Weaver.
I would love to hear our thoughts on these guys, and who you think, would be a great fit in Kansas City? This draft is filled with talent, so I would love to hear your thoughts? @JonM_Salter