A new trade proposal between the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants could shake up round one of the NFL Draft.
NFL Network draft analyst Chad Reuter penned out the deal during an article highlighting potential draft trades that would “make sense” for both parties involved. Here was his proposal:
Chiefs get No. 25 overall (Round 1). Giants get No. 31 overall (Round 1) & No. 95 overall (Round 3) In other words, KC general manager Brett Veach would sacrifice a third-round selection to jump up six spots in the order.
This would allow the Chiefs to target a premier talent at wide receiver or defensive line, which Reuter detailed after sharing his prediction.
Now, in theory, Veach could use this No. 25 overall pick on either side of the football. The most likely positions to spend it on would be wide receiver, edge rusher, and offensive or defensive tackle.
Reuter thinks the Chiefs should trade up for a new wideout that can help Patrick Mahomes II, however. “The most difficult thing to do in sports is stay on top,” the veteran analyst reasoned. “The defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs know the [Cincinnati] Bengals and [Buffalo] Bills will be knocking on their door, with another seven or eight teams keeping their eyes on the prize in the ultra competitive AFC.”
He continued: “GM Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid might feel another difference-maker on offense is needed to keep the train rolling.”
“Even if they think Skyy Moore and Kadarius Toney can take the spots of free-agent departures JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman, an additional receiver could come in handy if injuries hit again this season.”
Reuter named two “likely” candidates at No. 25 overall that we’ve discussed before, Zay Flowers and Jalin Hyatt, adding that “at least one of the top wideouts should be available” at the Giants current spot in the order. Popular TCU prospect Quentin Johnston — who is set to visit KC facilities before the draft — could potentially be in the mix at this range of round one as well, depending on how the first night trends at the WR position.