Chiefs still must make 2 big moves after Orlando Brown trade

Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Draft
Tyson Campbell, Georgia Bulldogs

Tyson Campbell, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs now have two second-round picks after the Orlando Brown trade.

Even though the Kansas City Chiefs no longer have a first-round pick after dealing for offensive tackle Orlando Brown from the Baltimore Ravens, they now have two picks in the second round.

Kansas City acquire Baltimore’s second-round pick at No. 58 overall, as well as a 2022 sixth-round pick in the deal for Brown. Baltimore ended up with the Chiefs’ No. 31, No. 94 and No. 136 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, as well as a fifth-round pick in 2022. This move puts a great emphasis on the Chiefs dominating with their two second-round picks this year: No. 58 from Baltimore and No. 63.

What should the Chiefs do to get the absolute most out of their two second-round selections?

What moves do Chiefs still need to make after Orlando Brown trade?

2. Add a Power 5 standout to the defensive backfield

One area of need the Chiefs should address with either of their day-two selections is in the secondary. Kansas City was likely looking at adding a cornerback or even a safety with their second or third-round picks prior to the trade for Brown. The good news for the Chiefs is they could be in the mix to land a former Power 5 standout with either of their second-round picks.

The three cornerbacks the Chiefs should look at with either No. 58 or No. 63 overall are Elijah Molden out of Washington, Tyson Campbell out of Georgia or Ifeatu Melinfonwu out of Syracuse. Molden has been mocked to the Chiefs in the second and third round in recent weeks. Given that the Huskies have a strong defensive-minded culture, he could be a great fit here in Kansas City.

Georgia does a phenomenal job of developing defensive backs under former All-SEC safety Kirby Smart in Athens. While Eric Stokes could also be in play here for Kansas City, Campbell built a reputation as a savvy on-ball defender during his time with Georgia. Initially, Campbell had an outside shot of going in the first round, but he and Stokes are more likely to go in round two.

As for Melifonwu, he is the younger brother of former Oakland Raiders safety Obi Melifonwu. While it did not work out for his older brother with the Silver and Black, the younger Melifonwu went up against greater competition in the ACC than his other older brother did while at UConn. If Kansas City were to add a solid cornerback in day two of the draft, the roster will have improved.

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