Kansas City Chiefs 7-Round Mock Draft: Brett Veach shoots for the moon

The Chiefs forget all about their Super Bowl championship and go for the jugular.

Brett Veach, NFL Combine
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Solomon Byrd. . EDGE. Solomon Byrd. . player. . 6. 519. Solomon Byrd

This last year's Super Bowl run was largely due to the fact that the Chiefs' defense became a dominant force when they needed to. Kansas City's defense was the reason they brought home the hardware, and although they couldn't have done it without Mahomes, Steve Spagnuolo's unit deserves just as much credit.

The Chiefs add another edge rusher to that unit here in the sixth round, going with USC's Solomon Byrd. A somewhat-undersized pass rusher at 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, Byrd comes in as a player who is going to make his impact by sheer will.

Similar to the aforementioned Schrader, Byrd is also a player who won't stand out as being flashy or overly athletic. But, he does play the game with an edge. He's strong both in his upper and lower body and uses that as one of the main reasons for his success.

He also has a knack for the football. When he's close, he'll use a variety of techniques to come up with a strip sack. Going after the football is one of his best attributes. Last year to go with his 11 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks, Byrd forced four fumbles.