Kansas City Chiefs bolster defense for Super Bowl repeat in 7-round mock draft

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Trevon Diggs
Cornerback Alabama

The Chiefs’ biggest weakness heading into the 2020 offseason is, by far, their cornerback group. Bashaud Breeland didn’t work well in Green Bay two years ago and he didn’t turn out that well for Kansas City this past year — even if he made some high-profile plays. Charvarius Ward is still young but, last year, with a legitimate starting role, he was okay at best.

Picking of Trevon Diggs at the end of the first round should give this Chiefs cornerback group a little bit of a boost. Diggs is a big man who loves getting physical off the line of scrimmage. Diggs is perfectly built to play against bigger receivers with his length and size.

Though he’s most adept in press-man, the Alabama product also excels in zone coverage and knows how to cut off the angles of the quarterbacks due to his length. He’s often able to bait quarterbacks into seeing windows that aren’t actually there.

The one thing that Diggs will struggle with at the pro level is with quicker, shifty receivers, particularly if he isn’t able to get a hand on them first. Diggs isn’t meant to be a lockdown man coverage corner but he certainly can help this Chiefs defense.

Diggs can play off-ball zone coverage for the Chiefs while occasionally mixing in press-man coverage against bigger receivers the Chiefs will face this year, in the division or otherwise.

Other Players Available: Kenneth Murray, Damon Arnette, Zack Baun

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