The Kansas City bosses were not flashy on the second night of the 2021 NFL draft, using two second-round picks as they started their day with a player pick.
Chief General Manager Brett Veach admitted they made a field call from the team as they weighed down on potential deals. But eventually Missouri goalkeeper Nick Bolton and Oklahoma center forward Creed Humphrey were too tantalizing.
“At 58, Nick Bolton was staring in front of us and we were really excited for him,”; Veach said at his Zoom press conference on Friday night. [we were] Marvel at how clearly the Creed remains on the board. But the player is too good to pass up As I mentioned to him when I called him, it was exciting to add the Oklahoma tackle. (Orlando Brown Jr.) and brought the center to Oklahoma, we were thrilled again. ”
“It will be a very competitive attack room and there will be a lot of depth. Like we talked a lot of times, season 17 games now, the long pre-season and hopefully there will be more playoffs for us. We need all the help to be had. And now we have a lot of talent ”
At this stage, it might be fair to use a pencil in Brown at the left tackle and Joe Tuney at the left guard to the capital the chief has used to acquire. But the rest of the defensive line should see some heated competition – including a battle for a middle position between sixth-year lineman Austin Blythe, third-year lineman Nick Allegretti and Humphreys. Jersey
“I mentioned earlier that we were flexible there with Austin and Joe Tuney,” Veach said. “When Creed came here, no need to speak, now you feel good to leave Thuney where he is comfortable. Finally, and that’s the Sentinels, and now Creed gives you a bigger central option, and we’ve talked about it. ”
The Humprey measures 6 feet 4 and 302 pounds.
“Again, it will be a great competition and they have to come here and compete and ask the best to win. Austin has already shown that he can come in and play, and he has been doing that throughout his career and shows that he can do it at a high level.Creed offers a bigger body and that bag and the way the airliner. Those big sizes can definitely affect that bag differently with blocking the Creed there again, it’s going to be a great match and we’re flexible and now we have the most depth. ”
Nick Bolton enters the linebacker room.
The boss is also highly talented in Bolton and he plays college football in Missouri, making the Kansas City assessor a quick trip to see him.
“We had a lot of opportunities to watch Nick Bolton play locally and just a great player,” said Veach. “He’s the guy who can come here and play in both the MIKE and WILL titles, and he is. There is a sideline to a sideline. Also, strong, smart, can call all calls, all calls
“You look at Anthony Hitchens and he’s one of those people who did everything for us, but when Hitch went down, we really wanted to add some depth there. Then again, his versatility in playing MIKE or WILL. ”
Veach explains that both Bolton and Humphrey offer the intangible things the boss needs when drafting players.
“These two people, you talk about their intelligence, durability and leadership skills – I mean, these are two high-profile players and people who are going to be great in the community,” he said. To be good in the locker room, they will come in and quickly learn the playbook, they will have to speed up. A lot of this stuff, especially last year without OTAs, and this year hopefully we’ll get into these OTAs, but I’m sure they’ll be a little different from last year’s – you have to get into the Playbook, and you’ll need to. Accelerate rapidly But both of them are very smart. Including the captain, the leader, someone who plays a lot of football at their university. “
Wait and see the final day of the draft.
After Bolton and Humphrey’s picks, the Chiefs still have four friends to work with on the third and final day of the NFL draft.The Chiefs own 144th in the fourth round, No. 175 and 181 in the fifth. And No. 207 in the sixth round
“We’re there right now and we’re together and we think there is some value hidden in the following few options for us,” Veach added. Sixth, so we’re definitely looking forward to this challenge … I don’t know if we’re saying we want this or that position, I think we’re going. Let the board play and we’ll bring in the best players – those we think can come in here and build our list and compete and play.
The Chiefs thought they came into the draft, putting themselves in a position to take on the best available players they felt they could in Bolton and Humphrey’s picks, Veach said the NFL. Each Draft has a few surprises. But sometimes what might be viewed as a knockdown may be just a group of teams with no special requirements.
“Maybe the team doesn’t see it. [a player] The way people see him, ”Veach suggests,“ a lot of times it’s a situation where (for example) Creed could easily go, maybe 48 or 50, maybe he was in the 48 or 49 team forum and they weren’t going. In that direction they go Elsewhere, the next wave of the team didn’t necessarily have that center or that specific need, and he fell. We are certainly the benefactors of that. [Friday night].
“For many things, it’s just the timing and the situation and the way the committee plays. But we got into the second of today and we had a full bag of players and it ended there and, of course, Bolton and Creed. Both in those bags I think we have a few more names there. But apparently these are the two best names on the board and we are happy with the way the board revealed and we are happy to add them to our roster. ”
NFL Draft resumes Saturday at 11:00 AM, Arrowhead time.