Kansas City Chiefs 7-Round 2020 NFL mock draft: Finding defensive value

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The Kansas City Chiefs have some big needs on defense, and they address them here in this seven-round mock draft.

It’s felt like an eternity since the Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 20-10 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54. What a sight it was to see Andy Reid finally hoist a Lombardi Trophy and Patrick Mahomes to kick off what should be an amazing career.

The focus in the offseason for the Chiefs was first to clean up their cap situation. They restructured the contract of Sammy Watkins and brought back Demarcus Robinson to keep the receiving corp together. Kansas City also franchise-tagged star defensive tackle Chris Jones.

While they hung on to key players, the Chiefs did lose corner Kendall Fuller to free agency. Corner is lumped in with a few other major needs as the tide shifts to the 2020 NFL Draft. General manager Brett Veach only has five picks in the 2020 draft, and it’s going to be important to find good value, especially at corner and linebacker in the early rounds.

Finding interior offensive line help would be good as well, and at the end of the first, it’ll be interesting to see if the top guy is still available.

It will be interesting to see how this draft works out for the Kansas City Chiefs, especially in what could be the oddest draft we ever see because of the pandemic. It will become a draft based on film and what’s gathered in virtual meetings. Will that change Veach’s strategy and style as a drafter? Only time will tell.

Let’s look at who the Chiefs could select in just a week’s time.

Note: This mock draft was completed using the NFL Mock Draft Database simulator.