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3 Late-Round Steals the Chiefs Should Target in the 2021 NFL Draft

Larry Rupp
Three late-round steals the Chiefs should target in the 2021 NFL Draft, including Matt Bushman.
Three late-round steals the Chiefs should target in the 2021 NFL Draft, including Matt Bushman. / Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs will be looking to make their third straight Super Bowl appearance next season, but need to have their eyes set on the 2021 NFL Draft now. Grabbing playmakers in the late rounds is one of the things that has made the Chiefs so good over the last few seasons.

Making those kind of selections is what separates the contenders from the pretenders in the NFL. With that being said, here are three late-round steals the Chiefs should target in the 2021 NFL Draft.

1. Trey Hill, OL, Georgia

Ben Cleveland, Trey Hill, Grant Morgan, Jonathan Marshall
Trey Hill could be an NFL starter with the right coaching staff. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Kansas City has gone through a lot of change along their offensive line this offseason and may aim to grab some additional depth at the position through the draft this year. Georgia's Trey Hill could be an interesting late-round target as a huge, physical center. Hill consistently engaged at the second level during plays and could be found making blocks down the field when needed. He needs to work on using his size to his advantage more often, but Hill has the athleticism to play in the NFL. The Chiefs could grab him in hopes he turns into a starter down the road.

2. Matt Bushman, TE, BYU

Matt Bushman, Solomon Matautia, Russell Williams Jr
Matt Bushman could be the No. 2 tight end the chiefs need. / Darryl Oumi/Getty Images

There is no way Travis Kelce will be unseated as the Chiefs' No. 1 tight end anytime soon, but the team would benefit from adding a quality backup behind him. BYU's Matt Bushman sticks out as a target in this scenario given his ability to catch the football and create yards after the catch. He averaged 13.8 yards per reception in college and totaled at least 500 receiving yards in every season he played with the Cougars. Bushman is a capable blocker and could be used as a rotational piece to sub in when Kelce needs a break.

3. Darrick Forrest, S, Cincinnati

Darrick Forrest, Bryan Cook
The Chiefs should take a chance on Darrick Forrest's upside. / Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Cincinnati's Darrick Forrest is a freak athlete and proved that by running a 4.41 40-yard dash and posting a 39-inch vertical jump at his Pro Day. He has also shown that athleticism out on the field by racking up 146 tackles and 5 interceptions over the last two seasons with the Bearcats (23 games). Forrest has the potential to be a starting NFL safety if he can find the right coaching staff to work out his flaws. The Chiefs seem like a perfect place to do that and it likely wouldn't cost the team more than a fifth-round pick.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.