The biggest misconception about the Kansas City Chiefs seems to be that this upcoming season is going to have a downward trajectory. However, many of the current Chiefs players feel differently about this upcoming season. During the offseason, the Chiefs traded Tyreek Hill and decided not to re-sign Tyrann Mathieu. Obviously, making these huge gaping holes to fill before the season starts. Luckily, the NFL 2022 Draft is around the corner and will allow them to potentially close the gaps on some of their concerns.
Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach just wanted to set the record straight! Undeniably, the AFC West has become the best division in football. However, he wants the masses to know that the Chiefs are not playing to the tank. In fact, they plan to still compete for the ultimate goal, the Super Bowl.
“When you have Pat Mahomes, we’ll be wired to go after it every year,” Veach said. “Even though you may make moves and you may trade really good players, it doesn’t mean [there won’t] be another counterpunch and that we [won’t] try to be aggressive in another way. You just have to be smart and flexible in what you do. What’s needed to do that is draft resources and cap space.
“Just because you trade away a great player doesn’t mean we’re in a rebuilding mode by any means. It just means we’re going to find a new set of resources and we’re going to try to be aggressive.”
Potential Draft Picks for the Kansas City Chiefs
It only seems logical that the Chiefs after losing Hill in this upcoming heavy WR draft. The Chiefs also can use a DB in this upcoming draft, losing Mathieu and starting CB Charvarius Ward. The Chiefs contain the league’s high draft picks (12). They have two draft picks each in the first of the four rounds of the draft.
One of their biggest prospects is David Bell, according to Chiefs Wire. The Purdue University alum dominated in the Big 10 conference. In 29 games, he had 17 games over 100 yards of receiving or more.
David Bell hogs the highlights with his acrobatic contested catches, but he can run, too! He's a potential early-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
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Veech admits that it’ll be tough replacing Hill; however, they are not ready to concede the entire season and are looking to compete for another championship going forward.
“Would you like to find someone like Tyreek? Yeah, but I think every team would. If you don’t, there are many ways to win games. Our offense is I think extremely flexible, a lot more flexible than what people think. For us and what we do, we’re going to go out there and collect good players. They might not be 4.2 guys but if they’re good football players, we’re going to put them into position to make plays and win a lot of games.”