KANSAS CITY, Mo–The NFL will stage its draft Thursday night from Dallas. But the Kansas City Chiefs may feel like the ugly step-sister left out of the ball. The Chiefs do not have a first round draft pick.
That’s because Kansas City traded that pick last year to move up in the draft in order to grab quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are not scheduled to pick a player until Friday at the end of the second round, the 54th pick overall.
To put that in perspective, the Colts will have drafted four players before the Chiefs get their chance. Also it’s new General Manager Brett Veach’s first draft. But he’s been in Andy Reid’s war room for five years. And Veach says he’s learned a lot and is ready to go.
“Yeah, I think all cards are all on the table. That’s the great part about the draft, you never really know how everything is going to play out. Sometimes you think, yeah, this guy is going top 15 all day, and you look up and your at pick 28 and the guy is on the board. It’s our job to be prepared and maybe it doesn’t make sense for us, maybe the equity is too much, maybe you don’t want to give up two or three picks to get all the way up there,” said Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach.