Breaking down the Kansas City Chiefs‘ class in the 2019 NFL draft.

Round 2, No. 56 overall: Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia

My take: Hardman could well be the replacement for Tyreek Hill if the Chiefs decide to release him given his legal troubles. Hardman is a burner in the Hill mold, having run a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at the scouting combine. It’s not hard seeing Hardman getting playing time as a rookie both on offense and returning kicks.

What’s next: The Chiefs can still use help at running back, tight end and in the defensive backfield. They have two more picks remaining on Day 2, No. 63 overall late in the second round and No. 84 overall in the third round.



Juan Thornhill is a versatile defensive back out of Virginia who has experience at both corner and safety and is a willing run defender.

Round 2, No. 63 overall: Juan Thornhill, S, Virginia

My take: The Chiefs continue to revamp their defense with this selection. The Chiefs have no clear candidate to start at the safety positions other than Tyrann Mathieu, so Thornhill will be given a shot at winning the job.

What’s next: The Chiefs could use more help at cornerback, where they lost two of their top three players from last season in terms of playing time.


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