Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Ranking the draft grades for the entire AFC West

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(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. Kansas City Chiefs: B-

Every Charger fan was hoping for the Kansas City Chiefs to have a bad showing in the 2020 NFL Draft as they are the kings of the division and the Chargers need to gain any ground on them that they could. While I do think the Chargers had a better draft, I think the Chiefs still had a good showing.

The team made the right selection in the first round by taking a running back. Damien Williams and the other backs on the team have shown flashes but the team has not had the same running back since Kareem Hunt was released. My only gripe with their pick, which was Clyde Edwards-Helaire, is that they should have selected a different running back.

Edwards-Helaire is a great prospect and he should fit nicely as a dual-threat option in the Chiefs offense. However, it was widely agreed that D’Andre Swift was the best running back in this class and he is a fantastic receiving threat. But hey, I cannot fault the Chiefs for valuing one player more than the other.

I really liked their selection in the second round, Willie Gay, who is, unfortunately, going to be a great coverage linebacker for the team. They had a good third-round selection as well in Lucas Niang, who is a big-bodied tackle with a ton of potential who is a great depth and long-term option at tackle.

Nothing stood out for the Chiefs outside of the third round and they likely will get serviceable depth players in L’Jarius Sneed, Michael Danna and Thakarius Keyes. Selecting Swift over Edwards-Helaire would have moved the grade up to a B and having a more impactful day three could have moved this up as high as an A-.

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