Chiefs Pick Six Players For Their Team in 2020 NFL Draft

Kansas City Chiefs helmet on the sidelines during the NFL Preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on August 30, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 30: Kansas City Chiefs helmet on the sidelines during the NFL Preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on August 30, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire)

Alton, Mo. – The 2020 NFL Draft has ended, and the Kansas City Chiefs have picked six college football players to join them on the Chiefs team. The group includes a running back, linebacker, offensive tackle, defensive back, defensive end, and a cornerback.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a running back out of Louisiana State University. He was picked in round one with the thirty-second pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Edwards-Helaire is going to be wearing the #25 jersey. Edwards-Helaire ran 215 times for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns, and he caught 55 passes for another 453 yards just last year. Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach, in a video chat between him and Edwards-Helaire, said that he had asked quarterback Patrick Mahomes who he wanted, and he said he wanted 5-foot-7 Edwards-Helaire.

Willie Gay Jr.

Picked in the second round with the 63rd overall pick, Willie Gay Jr. is a linebacker out of Mississippi State. Gay is good at playing sideline-to-sideline and also on his dropping into coverage.  [1] Gay is considered to be the best athlete in the linebacker class in this year’s draft class.

Lucas Niang

Lucas Niang was picked 96th overall. Niang is an offensive tackle out of Texas Christian University. He’s 6-foot-6 and weighs 315 pounds. Niang has allowed zero sacks on the TCU football team since 2017.

L’Jarius Sneed

Defensive back L’Jarius Sneed played both cornerback and safety while at Louisiana Tech. Sneed had eight interceptions over his career at Louisiana Tech. The 6-foot-6, 192 pounder was picked in round four with the 138th overall pick.

Mike Danna

Mike Danna, a defensive end from the University of Michigan, recorded 38 tackles. The tackles included three for a loss of yards, three sacks, and a forced fumble. Danna was picked in round five with the 177th overall pick.

Thakarius “BoPete” Keyes

To get Thakarius “BoPete” Keyes, the Chiefs traded with the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs traded their 2021 NFL Draft round six pick for a 2020 round seven, pick 237. BoPete Keyes is a cornerback out of Tulane University. He finished the 2018 year with 38 tackles.


Notes:

  1. ^New to the Chiefs Kingdom: Here’s who got drafted by Kansas City.” FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports, 25 Apr. 2020. (go back↩)

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