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Chiefs Seem Intent on Drafting a Running Back Based on Pre-Draft Visits

By Dan O'Shea
AFC Championship - New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Championship - New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs / Ronald Martinez

The NFL Draft is always a crapshoot. You never know what your team is going to end up doing when they're on the clock, but we do have a guess at what the Kansas City Chiefs want to do.

This team desperately needs defense help and could fill a hole with one of their early picks, but that doesn't mean they're strictly focused on that side of the ball this draft.

The Chiefs look like they're interested in selecting a running back after visiting with 10 prospects at that position.

For a team already dominant on offense, this is an interesting move.

The Chiefs parted ways with Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt, but there is still backfield talent on this roster. Damien Williams proved he could be their top option when he filled in for Hunt, finishing the season with 416 total yards and six touchdowns. The Chiefs also signed Carlos Hyde as their traditional short-yardage back.

Despite the pieces already in place, Kansas City seems interested in adding to the running back depth chart through the draft.

They haven't kicked the tires on any of the big-name running backs that will go early, but they have looked into Kansas State's Alex Barnes, Notre Dame's Dexter Williams, Utah State's Darwin Thompson, Appalachian State's Jalin Moore, and others.

Whoever they do choose, they'll have their work cut out for them if they want to earn playing time in Kansas City.

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