The 2022 NFL Draft will start in a little over two weeks, and teams are in crunch time when it comes to evaluating talent.
Teams that will be drafting early bring in some prospects for a visit.
Meanwhile, front office executives assess their draft board to determine if they need to trade up.
Every team has its approach leading into the draft, which is often based on need.
Elite teams can afford to select diamonds in the rough, while those lagging need prospects who can contribute immediately.
But while the draft will deliver much drama, NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky will be keeping an eye on one team.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) April 10, 2022
Orlovsky said, “The @Chiefs are the most fascinating team in the #NFLDraft.”
While he did not expound on what he meant, this draft will be significant for the Kansas City Chiefs.
They do not have much cap space left, meaning they can only address roster holes via the draft.
The Chiefs did add Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but he is yet to prove he’s a worthy replacement for the All-Pro wide receiver.
Kansas City Can Make A Move
The 2022 NFL Draft has a deep wide receiver class, allowing the Chiefs to find Hill’s successor.
However, they don’t select until the 29th pick of round one, and the top wideouts might be gone by then.
But they can trade up, given that they also own the 30th pick, which is their original selection.
Meanwhile, the 29th pick came from the Miami Dolphins as part of the Hill trade.
In exchange for an earlier selection, Kansas City can find a taker for those two picks.
That’s a fair trade, especially for teams who are looking to plug more roster holes.