Those selections increased their total to 12, tying the Jacksonville Jaguars with most picks in the upcoming draft.
However, Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov made a suggestion on how to navigate their picks.
A logical trade-up team: #Chiefs have 12 picks, including two in each of the first 4 rounds. Do they need 12 rookies?
Trading up for one of the top WRs would make some sense.
GM Brett Veach recently said they have 16-18 players with 1st-round grades. Chiefs own picks 29 and 30.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 25, 2022
Meirov tweeted, “A logical trade-up team: #Chiefs have 12 picks, including two in each of the first 4 rounds. Do they need 12 rookies? Trading up for one of the top WRs would make some sense. GM Brett Veach recently said they have 16-18 players with 1st-round grades. Chiefs own picks 29 and 30.”
There are not a lot of positions that the Chiefs must address.
Aside from wide receiver, they must also draft a safety after losing Tyrann Mathieu.
However, the Chiefs have the flexibility to move up the order because of their draft capital.
They could package a combination of those eight picks in the first four rounds to get an earlier selection.
Teams that draft first will be enticed with that offer because they have more roster holes to fill.
Therefore, it’s a win-win solution for both parties.
The Chiefs will have an opportunity to replace Hill, and the trade partner will have more options in building their team.
Potential Trading Partners For The Chiefs
If the Chiefs heed Meirov’s suggestion, they will pitch it to teams with multiple picks in the first round.
The New York Jets own the fourth and tenth picks, while the New York Giants will select fifth and seventh.
Those teams will likely give one of their early picks to expand their draft strategy.
Getting that high on the board gives the Chiefs a solid opportunity to land one of the best prospects in a deep wide receiver pool.