Chiefs Hot Takes: Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn to be most impactful rookie

Welcome to this week’s edition of Let’s Argue – a recurring series that examines hot takes, unpopular opinions, goofy predictions and more from Kansas City Chiefs Fans.

Keondre Coburn will have the biggest impact in the rookie class.

Considering upcoming defensive tackle Chris Jones’ lack of depth, it’s not the craziest take. We’ve always talked about adding depth to the edge – and the chiefs did.

Still, with Khalen Saunders’ move to the New Orleans Saints, it’s necessary for someone other than Jones to step in.

Coburn was named second-team All-Big 12 last season. It certainly has the potential to have a big impact.

The Chiefs’ home body is “weak” as it is now.

I wouldn’t call the team broads weak – but they are not proven. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the only veteran in the room – and ideally he is the third receiver.

It is undeniable, however, that there is talent in the room.

While from a limited sample size, Kadarius Toney showed us incredible potential. The only question mark for the former first-round pick is health.

Skyy Moore hasn’t been asked to do much in Year 1 – but when his number was called, he delivered. Do you remember the second game of the Los Angeles Chargers? Moore had six catches for 63 yards.

Now Kansas City has another second-round receiver: Rashee Rice.

The talent is there – and while it may be boring, it’s the truth: Patrick Mahomes makes everyone look better.

Veach’s ability to pick wides and defensive linemen is questionable

When it comes to defensive linemen, I can see the concern. None of Veach’s picks in that position turned into huge impact players. I will say that Khalen Saunders ended up being a really good rotation piece.

Obviously, Veach had a big miss along the defensive line: Breeland Speaks. The jury is still out on George Karlaftis – but after his rookie campaign he is on a good trajectory.

The only wide receiver we can fairly judge is Mecole Hardman. If you want to count fifth-round pick Cornell Powell, go for it — but when you get past the third round, expectations drop dramatically. Much like Karlaftis, the jury is still out on Skyy Moore. But he clearly has a lot of potential. He just needs more opportunities.

Chiefs should keep Clyde Edwards-Helaire instead of trading him

This is the right place to be at this point.

I get that a lot of people in Chiefs Kingdom are on their toes for various reasons – but given that Veach didn’t draft a running back last weekend, I firmly believe the plan is for him to be the n ° 3.

And that’s not a bad option at all.

You could say Edwards-Helaire would be the best No. 3 in the league. Before his injury, he was very productive. With a lighter load, he might even stay healthy this year.

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