Fresh off of their Super Bowl victory, this 7-round Kansas City Chiefs NFL mock draft adds talent at the few positions of need for the champs.
The Kansas City Chiefs are your 2019-20 Super Bowl champions, as they capped off their magical run with a huge comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers, winning 31-20. Patrick Mahomes added to his already legendary resume, becoming the youngest Super Bowl MVP in NFL history and firmly cementing himself as the best quarterback in the league today.
This may have been the Chiefs’ first championship in 50 years, but all signs point to this team competing for many more going forward, as long as Mahomes and Andy Reid are still around. That being said, this postseason did reveal some areas where Kansas City has to improve this offseason if they want to put together a potential dynasty run.
They need to add some more talent at several spots on defense and should look to provide with Mahomes with even more weapons. Here is how I would go about ensuring the Chiefs get back to the Super Bowl next season.
It really doesn’t need to be said after winning the Super Bowl but the Kansas City Chiefs have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, so just about any direction they go in is just icing on an already perfectly constructed cake.
If there were a position I think the Chiefs should look to improve early on in the Draft, I would think cornerback should be their top priority. So with the reigning champions first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, and the final pick of the first round, I have them selecting Trevon Diggs out of Alabama.
Kansas City has struggled mightily in the secondary in years past, but 2019 saw the team take a huge step in the right direction, going from 31st in passing defense in 2018 to 8th this season. That being said, they do lack depth, and starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland could test the free agency market this offseason, leaving a big hole on the boundary.
Diggs has a rare blend of size, physicality, and speed that make him what you would call a “high-floor” prospect. Adding Diggs to a defensive back group that includes All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu and emerging star, Charvarius Ward, would help ensure that secondary continues their strong level of play going forward.