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

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A.J. Terrell 2020 NFL Draft

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A.J. Terrell
Cornerback Clemson

We’ve talked about how corner is the biggest need for the Kansas City Chiefs. Outside of Bashaud Breeland and Charvarius Ward, there isn’t much to write home about. Jeff Gladney will be a popular pick among fans, and if he’s available at 32, Gladney would be an excellent pick. The good news is that Clemson’s A.J. Terrell is no slouch either.

Terrell has gotten some more hype in the days leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, and for good reason. In his final year for the Tigers, Terrell had two picks and three passes defended. The lack of production is made up for on tape.

Terrell has very good footwork and is able to change direction with ease. He shows the ability to mirror and match in man coverage, and shows a good feel for attacking downhill in zone coverage. He’s a physical player and should contribute in run support at well. Terrell has the length to challenge receivers at the catch point as well. One thing to watch with Terrell is his wrap up ability as a tackler.

Adding Terrell to the mix with Ward and Breeland would give the Chiefs a big boost in the secondary, and they desperately need it.

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