No.2: Trey Smith, Guard, Kansas City Chiefs (RD: 6 PICK: 226)
Talk about a big steal, no pun intended. Had it not been for injuries and a blood clot issue that derailed his college football career, there is a good chance that Trey Smith would have been taken in the first or even second round.
But the former Tennessee lineman waited until the sixth round of the NFL Draft before the Chiefs took a flyer on him.
It turned out to be a wise move.
After the beating Patrick Mahomes took in Super Bowl LV, Kansas City worked aggressively to revamp the offensive line. Among those moves were drafting Creed Humphrey in the second round and stealing Smith in the sixth.
What’s more impressive is that Smith started from Day One, and from the looks of it, won’t be pulled anytime soon.
Often, a bit of luck and fortune is involved when making a selection, but in the case of the Chiefs, they found arguably, the biggest steal of the draft.
Unfortunately, there is a player that just outranks Smith. But if you were to ask the Chiefs, they would be satisfied with whom they drafted, and who could blame them?