How to Make the Kansas City Chiefs More Unstoppable
By: Pat Pitts
The Kansas City Chiefs are an Allen Robinson type of player away from being unfair. Their offense includes the best tight end and quarterback in the NFL. Their WR core could place in an Olympic qualifier.
Oh, and I cannot forget an elite coaching staff. However, The Chiefs are not perfect.
Every team in the NFL needs to upgrade a position during the draft, including the Chiefs. They released two of their best linemen and watched key players underperformed in 2020.
The 2021 Draft Class contains elite talent that could change the fate of sinking franchises. Luckily, Kansas City is not going anywhere.
Three weeks before the draft and even longer until Week 1, it’s time to stir the pot with which of the draft’s top prospects would be an excellent fit for the Chiefs. Will these happen? No. However, it will be an example of how even the Chiefs could always use more elite talent.
Here are a few players that pop in my head that make the Chiefs an overpowered empire.
Without a doubt, the most athletic player in the draft will make an organization very happy on draft day. Pitts dominated college football last season. In eight games, he caught 43 passes for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. With an NFL schedule, Pitts smashes almost every receiving record for his position.
Pitts paired with Kelce gives me nightmares. The duo would combine for over 30 touchdowns and 2000 yards. There would not be a gameplan for them because that takes away from the actual number one receiver on the offense, Tyreek Hill.
NFL Fans should be thankful this will not become a reality.
The Chiefs drafted Clyde Edwards-Hillaire in the 2020 NFL Draft. Analysts launched CEH into a top-five fantasy RB without playing a down in the league.
A forgettable rookie campaign puts the idea of Travis Etienne replacing him into my head. Etienne’s college career gives him a high ceiling heading into the draft.
Etienne rushed for over 1600 yards and 20 touchdowns in his sophomore and junior year in both seasons. Lawrence utilized him a lot in the offense, including passing plays.
Mahomes and Etienne would do damage together. Etienne provides a safety valve Mahomes needed in the Super Bowl along with an elusive runner who can gain the extra yards on crucial downs.
Etienne completes the offense’s skill positions. Reid has collected all of his infinity stones.
Offensive linemen matter. Just ask Tom Brady.
The Chiefs’ offensive line breakdown forced Mahomes to make throws no other QB has to make in a game, let alone the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs need a lineman-like Penei Sewell.
The unanimous best offensive lineman in college football plans to continue his career in the NFL this April. Many teams are in dire need of help in the trenches, the Chiefs included.
Sewell completed 30 reps of 225 on the bench press. The man has strength.
If the Chiefs wanted to pay a little more into an insurance plan for their face of the franchise, they might want to invest in this prospect.
Patrick Surtain II
The Chiefs defense consists of a handful of elite players. Chris Jones, Frank Clark, and the “Honey Badger” Tyrann Mathieu lead the unstoppable defense. Like the offense, they do not need a top prospect to turn the ship around.
Their defense ranks inside the middle of the league, but a cornerback like Patrick Surtain II bumps them a few into the top 12. His ability to shut down receivers ranks with guys like Stephon Gilmore and Minkah Fitzpatrick,
He had a fantastic pro day making him an x-factor that fills a need in the Chiefs brick wall defense.