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Chiefs news for May 1, 2022

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Chiefs GM Brett Veach explained his risky decision to trade back on Day 2 | usatoday

“There was a pocket of wideouts there we liked, and we had a couple of players really close there,” Veach said. “Going back to tomorrow and having the four and the four sevens, having that big gap, we were just concerned that there would be a lot of value there we didn’t want to miss out on. As the board started to play out and we got closer to our pick, we were in the mindset that if we could get a fifth‐round pick and be active tomorrow in between four and seven, that would be something we’d be interested in.

Chiefs LB Leo Chenal is proud to bring violence to the defense | usatoday

“I’m so excited,” Chenal told reporters. “Just coming into a franchise like this, they want to win, want to win, want to win, run it back. I’m just excited to learn more. I’m new to learning about the team, and I’m excited to learn everything I can about the city, about the whole organization, the history, the culture. I’m definitely new and so eager to learn and so excited.”

“People who watch my game know I’m going to be one of the most violent guys on the field at all times,” Chenal said. “Just being physical with every single play that I’m in. The areas where people would say I struggled in college, I’m just going to continue to grow and grow. Freshman year going into college, I was struggling with a lot of the things that you see as my strengths right now. I’m going to continue to grow and adapt and do whatever I can to be the best I can for this defense.”

Chiefs trade up with Seahawks for Kentucky OT Darian Kinnard at pick No. 145 | chiefswire

With the 145th pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select, Kentucky OT Darian Kinnard.

Kinnard (6-5, 345 pounds) is one of the best run-blocking tackles in this draft class. He plays with an edge, using his massive frame to engulf defenders. Some would describe him as a “mauler” in the run game because he has a penchant for literally tossing guys around.

Instant analysis of Chiefs selecting Kentucky OT Darian Kinnard at pick No. 145 | usatoday

From a personnel standpoint, this is a smart move for Kansas City. They needed to hedge their bets at the offensive tackle position with the injury to Lucas Niang. Despite a positive update, there is no way to know if he’ll be ready to contribute at the start of the season. Kinnard also has the flexibility to kick inside and play some guard, which reinforces the depth the team has in a big way.

Instant analysis of Chiefs selecting Fayetteville State CB Joshua Williams at pick No. 135 | usatoday

It feels like Williams is a player who could take the Charvarius Ward route for Kansas City. He’ll start off working on special teams as a sixth cornerback as he learns the defense and gets acclimated to an NFL weight program. He could be playing significant snaps for the Chiefs by the season’s end.

Chiefs select Washington State CB Jaylen Watson at pick No. 243 | chiefswire

With the 243rd pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Washington State CB Jaylen Watson.

Watson (6-2, 197 pounds) is a long press cornerback from the PAC-12. With Washington State in 2021, Watson recorded 31 total tackles, two interceptions, three passes defended and four fumble recoveries.

Grading Chiefs’ selection of Wisconsin LB Leo Chenal at pick No. 103 | chiefswire

Below you will find the Chiefs Wire staff’s reactions, grades and initial thoughts for this pick:

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Wisconsin LB Leo Chenal at pick No. 103 in the third round of the 2022 NFL draft.

Grading Chiefs’ selection of Cincinnati S Bryan Cook at pick No. 62 | chiefswire

Below you will find the Chiefs Wire staff’s reactions, grades and initial thoughts for this pick:

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Cincinnati S Bryan Cook at pick No. 62 in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft.

Chiefs players react to team’s Day 2 picks in 2022 NFL draft | chiefswire

It seems like the entirety of Chiefs Kingdom has been watching the 2022 NFL draft unfold.

Andy Reid compliments GM Brett Veach for ’22 draft | nfl.com

https://www.nfl.com/videos/andy-reid-compliments-gm-brett-veach-for-22-draft

Kansas City Chiefs draft picks 2022: Round-by-round selections | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/kansas-city-chiefs-draft-picks-231106623.html

Here is a 2022 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Kansas City Chiefs:

Chiefs New LB Leo Chenal Details Mentality: ‘I’m Gonna Be Bringing the Juice’ | heavy

“People who watch my game know, I’m gonna be one of the most violent guys on the field at all times, being physical with every single play that I’m in,” the linebacker began. “Freshman year going into college I struggled with a lot of the things that you see as my strengths right now so I’m gonna just continue to grow and adapt and do whatever I can to be the best I can [be] for this defense.”

Chiefs select Rutgers RB Isaih Pacheco at pick No. 251 | chiefswire

With the 251st pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Rutgers RB Isaih Pacheco.

Pacheco (5-10, 210 pounds) is a heck of an athlete, posting a 4.36s 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. In 2021, he posted 167 carries for 647 yards and five touchdowns in 12 starts. He’s known for having a bit of a unique running style, a bit reminiscent of LeSean McCoy.

Chiefs select Marshall S Nazeeh Johnson at pick No. 259 | chiefswire

With the 259th pick in the 2022 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Marshall S Nazeeh Johnson.

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Budahmon
Budahmon
05/01/2022 4:11 pm

For those who think the Chiefs Pass Rush is problematic ESPN analytics ranks them 7th in PRWR during the last season in getting to the QB in 2.5 seconds. Looking at these analytics, it’s definitely their secondary that may have been the Chiefs biggest concern. Btw, they rank Creed, Thune and Smith as the best pass rush blockers at their positions. Orlando is #2 in rush block win rate, with Smith and Creed also listed. The Chiefs are dead last in Run Stop Win Rate…#32. Also, if you are getting to the QB 44% of the time in under 2.5 seconds where are the sacks? Does this provide evidence for the way that they drafted. I believe it does.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32176833/2021-nfl-pass-rushing-run-stopping-blocking-leaderboard-win-rate-rankings#prwrplayers

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3rdnlong
Reply to  Budahmon
05/01/2022 6:26 pm

Makes sense. I’ve thought for some time that Veach pays a lot of attention to analytics and stats. This does suggest the reason why we went after both toughness and football intelligence. Mostly on D, but I think our new T and possibly our new WR have this too. Not sure about the 7th rd. RB.

zulu trader
zulu trader
05/01/2022 1:52 pm

What a draft! We drafted all position groups except QB and TE. We drafted the best of the positions groups.

I can’t wait for the season to happen. A lot of new faces to follow

And following the new crew through camp and pre-season is one of the best parts of the season for me

ChiefDog
05/01/2022 1:06 pm

Geoff Schwartz – Big Boys Club Video with our new RT

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probablyamistake
probablyamistake
05/01/2022 12:29 pm

Only on prime? This is complete BS.

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/01/2022 12:52 pm

Simple solution. Get prime

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Leaf
05/01/2022 1:07 pm

Not interested in suppoting that little cyborgs attempted take-over of the planet. Looks like sports bar for me. Anyway I had prime, it sucks.

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/01/2022 1:27 pm

Think of it less as supporting papa Jeff and more supporting me 😁

Plus papa Jeff doesn’t run Amazon anymore

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Leaf
05/01/2022 1:28 pm

Well, since you put it that way……

Leaf
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/01/2022 1:30 pm

See, who says you can’t be reasoned with 😂

3rdnlong
Reply to  Leaf
05/01/2022 6:27 pm

You spelled “ruin” wrong.

3rdnlong
Reply to  probablyamistake
05/01/2022 6:26 pm

Me neither. I’m going to try and find some cheap-o free network online and watch it there.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
05/01/2022 12:21 pm

Up next….schedule release. Then the dark zone until camp.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  rip58
05/01/2022 1:41 pm

Steve gets to pick!! I said GETS to pick. Not he’s a …never mind.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
05/01/2022 9:48 am

What do you guys think the Chiefs do to fix the pass rush? Serious question. Karlaftis is not a fix (he helps) but we all know what’s left on that roster and it’s garbage. When Veach said it would be addressed, I pictured the way he “addressed” the OL last year (three new starters). Didn’t happen. I have concerns.

Overall, I love the draft. Individually, I like the players they took. They got INCREDIBLE value. Yet they did not address THE issue on the defense.

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 9:53 am

The LB and several of the CBs they took were described as good, aggressive blitzers. I wonder if we see more diversity in the players getting to the QB this year. Especially with how mobile the AFC QB crop is now, maybe they’re looking to contain with the front four while an extra mops up?

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Maw423
05/01/2022 2:09 pm

I don’t disagree. Like I said, I like the picks individually. That said, teams that are successful are able to create pressure with four rushers; if blitzes are required to get any and all pressures, that is problematic. I think that’s where the Chiefs fall; they require the pressure to do so.

upamtn
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 9:56 am

what do *I* think?

*I* think the Chiefs don’t (didn’t) see it as THE issue that YOU see it as … they got Karlaftis and, as Maw stated, others who can blitz … they DID address THE OTHER issue: a disappearing secondary (and that’s a GOOD thing, because our CB’s and S’s got burnt to a crisp during the playoffs

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SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  upamtn
05/01/2022 9:58 am

If you don’t consider the pass rush an issue, I don’t know how to respond to this.

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 10:46 am

Why ask what everybody thinks if you’re going to ignore or belittle any response that doesn’t validate your view 100%?

hoosierchief
Reply to  Maw423
05/01/2022 10:56 am

Getting sacks is just a part of a winning team. if you look at the teams in the super bowl the last few years, I think the Rams are the only one that was in the top 10 for the year. Otherwise, middle of the pack seems to be good enough. heck, I think the Bears were in the top 5 last year…

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  hoosierchief
05/01/2022 11:03 am

I’m much more concerned with pressure overall, and not letting the more mobile QBs run all over the field on us.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  Maw423
05/01/2022 2:07 pm

There was no intention to belittle. I’m legitimately concerned here. Is this not an open arena for debate?

upamtn
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 12:02 pm

to quote myself: *I* think the Chiefs don’t (didn’t) see it as THE issue that YOU see it as

they still have Jones, Clark, Kaindoh, Nnadi, Danna then added Karlaftis and MIGHT get Ingram back

all that said, if you think it’s still a horrible issue, I think you should head over to One Arrowhead Drive and express your displeasure in person (and take gonzangkc11 with you)

SCKSChief
SCKSChief
Reply to  upamtn
05/01/2022 2:06 pm

So you think that the existing roster is a good pass rushing roster?

upamtn
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 4:51 pm

as Budamon posted …

For those who think the Chiefs Pass Rush is problematic ESPN analytics ranks them 7th in PRWR during the last season in getting to the QB in 2.5 seconds. Looking at these analytics, it’s definitely their secondary that may have been the Chiefs biggest concern

not as many sacks, but they’re getting to the QB just fine … (need to stop the run, though)

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  upamtn
05/01/2022 5:26 pm

I was on the no pass rush side of this equation….then I read that article and went WTF….it explains a lot.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  SCKSChief
05/01/2022 11:51 am

This is why I’ve been posting

WHERE’S THE BEEF!!! (DT & DE).

FOOTBALL 101 – at all levels of football (peewee to NFL)
Game are Won & Lost — with the offensive line & defensive line.

2021 – chiefs # of sacks & qb pressures were SHIT!!!. Hopefully, Melvin I, Justin, H and TBD (DT) — sign as free agents.

I DONT trust frank clark. Beside Chris Jones………Chiefs D-LINE has no one……….can’t expect ROOKIE (greek freak II) to carry the load.

upamtn
Reply to  Budahmon
05/01/2022 4:51 pm

you rock!

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  upamtn
05/01/2022 5:30 pm

Not often, but once in awhile I find a nugget.

pompano
05/01/2022 8:59 am

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  pompano
05/01/2022 9:28 am

Shhiii… Better Than I Could Do ! … : )

upamtn
Reply to  pompano
05/01/2022 9:51 am

that’s a hoot

hoosierchief
05/01/2022 7:10 am

Congrats RIP! you finally had a weekend where there some Chiefs articles!

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
05/01/2022 8:36 am

I was going to ask if you guys played Rock/Paper/Scissors to see who got today

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