KANSAS CITY CHIEFS POST-DRAFT BREAKDOWN
After getting back to the Super Bowl this past season and suffering one of their worst losses of the season, their weaknesses on offense were effectively exposed. The offensive line was collectively dominated in the Super Bowl, as Patrick Mahomes ran for his life.
As a result, general manager Brett Veach addressed it swiftly and boldly. He released former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher as well as Mitchell Schwartz, both starting tackles and former Pro Bowlers. They traded their 2021 first-round draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens for Orlando Brown. They also signed Joe Thuney and lured Kyle Long out of retirement to play guard. This provided them some flexibility in the draft.
Let’s take a look back at their 2021 NFL Draft class:
Round 2: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri