While the Kansas City Chiefs have been the most dominant team in the NFL over the last three seasons, they do have some things that needed to be addressed through the draft. Unlike the Buccaneers, the Chiefs have some gaps to fill and do not have all 22 returning from last season. The Chiefs, in fact, will have four new starters upfront on the offensive line.
Now that the draft is over, the Chiefs will be adding several new players to their squad. Without their first-round pick due to their trade with the Ravens, the Chiefs still managed to get six players in the draft.
Here is a look at all of the Chiefs new addition from the third day of the 2021 NFL Draft. Hopefully, they can help get this team back to the Super Bowl this upcoming season.
Chiefs 2021 Day Three Draft Picks
Joshua Kaindoh, DE, Florida State
The 6’5″ defensive end from Florida State was the Chiefs 144th overall pick, or for better terms, the 39th in the fourth round. Kaindoh started his collegiate career at Florida State but actually finished his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida. The 258 pounders started eight games in 2020 with 13 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. If he can stay healthy, Kaindoh will be a tremendous developmental player for the two time Super Bowl Champions.
Noah Gray, TE, Duke
The Chiefs drafted yet another tight end who likes to wear the number 87. Noah Gray from the University of Duke was the Chiefs 18th pick in the fifth round. The 6’4″ tight end started nine games in 2020 for Duke. Later on that year, he would break the record for the most receiving yards by a Duke Tight end in a career.
Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson
Cornell Powell, maybe one of the Chiefs biggest steals in this draft, was a part of Clemson’s lethal offense. Just last year, Powell finished with 53 receptions, 882 yards, and seven touchdowns. He proved to be one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite weapons last season and could be just that for Patrick Mahomes as well.
Trey Smith, OL, Tennessee
The Chiefs fan base wanted more protection for Patrick Mahomes, and that is exactly what they will get. With their 226th pick, Kansas City took the 6’5″ mammoth of a man from Tennessee in Trey Smith. He received several awards throughout his collegiate career at Tennessee and could continue to help the 2019 champs win some more hardware.
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