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last time before the NFL Draft."WhiteSeries Stagner ThingsLottery Tickets ’19Summer of SpagsMailbagFanposts Fanshots Community Community GuidelinesContactAbout StubHub ✕NFL DraftRapid reaction: six takeaways from Brett Veach’s pre-draft press conferenceNew Rashad Fenton Jersey nfl draft ,40commentsThe Chiefs general manager addressed the media one last time before the NFL Draft.CDTShareTweetShareShareRapid reaction: six takeaways from Brett Veach’s pre-draft press conferenceMany people were anticipating the schedule release on Wednesday. I was just over here looking forward to Brett Veach’s pre-draft press conference on Thursday.Thursday’s media availability was the closest we were going to get to Veach’s thought process heading into the most important week for team building of the entire year. He didn’t provide a ton of insight, but there was still plenty to pique my interest. Here were the six items that caught my attention:1. The Chiefs are trying to win nowVeach’s comments seem to indicate they aren’t as focused on players that require more development. His comments make me doubt you’ll see project players like Tanoh Kpassagnon from 2017 but more players they believe they can lean on early.That could shrink the board and change the approach drastically at certain positions. Know that whoever the Chiefs select next week in the first few rounds, they’re expecting an immediate impact.2. The Chiefs are maintaining flexibilityThe Chiefs sound like a team that is keeping every option available at 29, including interior offensive lineman. I’d prefer they lean toward identifying an impact defensive player with their first pick, but Chiefs fans should be prepared for just about anything on Thursday. If they are going with more of the best-player-available approach, players like interior offensive lineman Garrett Bradbury could very well be on the table. He’s a perfect fit schematically, whether I’d be thrilled with the value of a center or not.3. Veach is learning on the flyLast year, Veach aggressively moved up the board to acquire the players he liked. He sounded Thursday like a GM who reflected on last year’s draft and might have tweaked his approach with new information he learned on the job. He’d go on to say he might need to be more tactical in certain areas. How he approaches this draft will be fascinating. We all expect those pedal-to-the-metal tendencies because the one-year sample size was so aggressive. Having four top-100 selections will be an interesting study. His overall approach has been making sure players he loves are in the building. Maybe we see a more of a balanced approach from Veach next week.Veach said they’ve accumulated eight other teams’ draft charts throughout the last few years. They’ve already had dialogue about hypothetical scenarios with teams to start working on framework to maneuver. Keep in mind that doesn’t necessarily mean trading up. We have a custom Chiefs trade chart based on the history of draft capital trades in the KC Draft Guide that will give us a close valuation of how teams will approach maneuvers around the board.4. The MVP is getting a new toy“We want to give Pat another tool because we know how good Pat is.” Expect the Chiefs to get Patrick Mahomes an offensive weapon somewhere in the draft. That statement and his valuations of the positional strengths off the class indicate what specific kind of weapon they’re targeting is fluid. It sounds like Andy Reid is drawing up all sorts of plays.I wouldn’t be surprised if some of Reid’s schematic thinking has a shopping list attached to it. Some of the concepts Reid may want to introduce could be tied to a player type they wish to add in this draft. Whatever weapon they add, rest assured Reid and company will know how to best utilize it. I’d anticipate it being addressed on day two. Sure sounds like that is where he sees the value.5. Veach anticipates linemen off the board earlyHe’d also go on to talk about the quarterbacks going off the board early as well. These three positions off the board are both a blessing and a curse. Obviously, quarterbacks and offensive linemen off the board early helps, but you would hope there is a chance a defensive lineman could fall into striking distance of the Chiefs if possible. It could be unrealistic they have one in striking distance based on these comments. It also could explain this...6. The Chiefs are focused on the secondaryHe’d also mention the cornerback class is strong in the first, second and third round. Based on his comments, where he sees the positions of strength that will go off the board and the Chiefs’ recent visits, you have to think there is a good chance the Chiefs address secondary in the top 50 picks. I wouldn’t rule out safety Womens Rashad Fenton Jersey , however.This comment about safeties can be taken a few ways: If that’s the case, they could look at the scarcity of safeties and focus on it early. Remember that part of the reason the Chiefs traded up for Speaks is that they thought there wasn’t much behind him. If that’s the case, they could prioritize addressing it if they felt they weren’t going to be able to do so later.KC Draft GuideYou can get prepped and ready for the Chiefs draft with the first-ever edition of the KC Draft Guide launched this week! You can purchase it for only $9.99! We have over 225 prospect write-ups on prospects (including the players we discussed in this article), including breakdowns of all of these players, with specifics about how prospects fit the Chiefs. There are more than 300 grades on players, mock drafts, positional rankings and features — all specific to the Chiefs. Grab your copy by clicking here!Loading... There are still plenty of quality players at positions of need for the Chiefs available on day two."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Kansas City Chiefs NewsOpen ThreadsFull ArchiveLibrary Community GuidelinesContact InformationOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕NFL DraftChiefs 2019 draftThe draft board fell perfectly for Chiefs on night oneNew,210commentsThere are still plenty of quality players at positions of need for the Chiefs available on day two.CDTShareTweetShareShareThe draft board fell perfectly for Chiefs on night oneThe NFL draft board fell perfectly for the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Here were my takeaways from night one of the NFL Draft:CornerbacksGreedy Williams (Louisiana State) takes the stage prior to the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY SportsThere were no significant dents in the position groups of need for the Chiefs: cornerback and wide receiver. The first cornerback didn’t go off the board until the 30th pick, and it was Georgia’s DeAndre Baker, who showed a limited athletic profile and had some character questions heading into the process. It felt like the entire NFL was waiting for someone to blink at the cornerback position and it took Dave Gettleman trading back into the first round to kickstart it.We’ve talked a lot on the AP Draft Show and AP Laboratory podcasts about the cornerback class having all kinds of flavors. There is a diverse variety of playing styles and athletic profiles that fit what teams want. Teams have shown patience in addressing the position. The run will start on Friday night and the Chiefs are in a position to monitor it through the night and strike with a trade up if necessary. Cornerbacks still available that I’d be excited about two: Greedy Williams, Byron Murphy, Amani Oruwariye, Justin Layne, JoeJuan Williams Authentic Rashad Fenton Jersey , Trayvon Mullen, Rock Ya-Sin, David Long, Lonnie Johnson and Sean BuntingThat’s 11 still available, with the Chiefs merely 29 picks away. There is a very good chance one of these players is a member of the Chiefs by the end of Friday night. Wide receiverOle Miss Rebels wide receiver D.K. Metcalf (14) runs the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium.Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsWide receiver has climbed the priority lists throughout the last few months. You expected them to address it by the end of day two, but now the need is more pressing. Only two receivers fell off the board by the end of Thursday night. All 166 pounds of “Hollywood” Brown went to Baltimore despite not getting to do much in the process due to a Lisfranc injury. N’Keal Harry went to the Patriots in the last final of the night. Wide receivers still available that I’d be excited about in round two: DK Metcalf, AJ Brown, Kelvin Harmon, Hakeem Butler and Deebo SamuelAll these receivers were ranked in the top 50 of the KC Draft Guide. The pool is smaller than at corner, so you could see them being more aggressive at this position.Surprise selectionsWhat helped the Chiefs more were some day-one surprises that shook up the draft. Offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom to Atlanta, safety Darnell Savage to Green Bay, tackle Tytus Howard to Houston, defensive end LJ Collier (in the Chiefs original first-round spot) to Seattle and tackle Kaleb McGary to Atlanta were first-round selections that I didn’t anticipate. They helped push players at more important positions of need down the board.Studs still availableOutside of just the cornerback and wide receiver positions, players at other positions surprisingly fell for a variety of reasons. There is talent still available at several positions.Quality players available: tackle Jawaan Taylor Travis Kelce Jersey , offensive lineman Cody Ford, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, safety Nasir Adderley, quarterback Drew Lock, EDGE Jachai Polite, EDGE Chase Winovich, offensive lineman Dalton Risner, safety Juan ThornhillFriday will be funThere is still a ton of talent left for the picking, and the board should allow the Chiefs to be able to sit at 61 and get a quality player at a position of need. They certainly could be aggressive if they feel the value is too high, but they don’t necessarily have to. There will be a few more surprises that push players down the board. Chiefs fans may be thrilled by the end of the second round with quality value at 61 and 63. KC Draft GuideYou can learn up on all the day two and three draft prospects the Chiefs will take in the first-ever edition of the KC Draft Guide is available for download now for only $9.99! 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