Kansas City Chiefs News, April 16: Andy Reid Discusses Draft Plans, Potential Trey Smith Trade, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Kansas City Chiefs, including Andy Reid discussing draft targets, Hollywood Brown's potential extension, and more.

The Kansas City Chiefs began the journey for a third consecutive Super Bowl victory on Monday. Phase 1 of the offseason began in Kansas City as players and coaches returned to work. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid met with the media and discussed several topics.

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As the Chiefs continue working through the situation involving wide receiver Rashee Rice, Reid was asked about his thoughts on the unfortunate accident. Reid was also asked about Kansas City’s plans for the 2024 NFL Draft, including which positions the franchise might target early. All of that and more in today’s Chiefs news!

Top 10 Players Who Could Be Traded During the 2024 NFL Draft Include Trey Smith

While the Chiefs have managed their salary cap well enough to keep the championship window open, the team will eventually have to make a few tough decisions. Given the sudden rise of the guard market in the NFL, Kansas City could be forced to move on from Trey Smith. While Smith has developed into one of the best young guards in the league, the Chiefs might not be able to afford him and could trade him during the 2024 NFL Draft.

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Ranking Potential NFL WR Extensions: Could Hollywood Brown Be Up Next?

The situation surrounding Rice obviously puts a dark cloud over the wide receiver situation in Kansas City. After such a promising rookie season, Rice’s future is uncertain. The Chiefs signed Hollywood Brown to a one-year deal in free agency but could look to sign him to an extension during the regular season. If Brown performs at a high level, Kansas City could try to secure a long-term deal and avoid dealing with free agency in the offseason.

CONTINUE READING: Chiefs Could Extend Hollywood Brown in 2024

Will Helms’ 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Chiefs Select Potential Star Wide Receiver

Another opportunity for the Chiefs to improve at wide receiver will be in the 2024 NFL Draft. Given the strength of this year’s draft class at wide receiver, Kansas City would be smart to take advantage with the 32nd overall pick. Pro Football Network’s Will Helms has the Chiefs selecting one of the biggest risers at the position in his latest mock draft.

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Andy Reid Discusses Kansas City’s Options in First Round of 2024 NFL Draft

While it’s clear that Kansas City has two glaring holes on its roster, head coaches don’t usually openly discuss those issues. Yet that’s exactly what Reid did when he was asked about the franchise’s potential plans in the 2024 NFL Draft. Reid mentioned that the Chiefs are looking at options at both wide receiver and offensive tackle in the first round.

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Reid Addresses Rashee Rice’s Situation

Given the seriousness of the legal case involving Rice, it’s hard for teams to publicly comment on a situation such as this one. Yet, Reid did mention to reporters on Monday that the Chiefs are going to let the law enforcement part take place. Then, the franchise will proceed accordingly given the eventual ruling. Reid also mentioned that he has had a conversation with Rice.

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