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Round 2: Breeland Speaks, DT, Kansas City Chiefs (46th overall)
Kansas City traded the 54th and 78th picks to the Cincinnati Bengals to move up eight spots and select Breeland Speaks. Speaks, a second-team All-SEC defensive lineman, had a solid career at Ole’ Miss, but it was a surprise to hear him drafted 46th overall. The Chiefs didn’t have a First Round pick (traded due to the Patrick Mahomes deal), and it was a risk give up more draft capital to trade up and take Speaks. Speaks was productive last season, racking up seven sacks and 67 tackles, but there were better prospects still on the board at this point. Well, the Chiefs saw something, and wanted to get their guy. I can’t blame them for the move, but there is now noticeably more risk.
Runner Up: Kemoko Turay, DE, Indianapolis Colts (52nd overall)
Turay has a short history of high production as a pass rusher (7.5 sacks in 2014, only 8.0 in 2015-2017). This pick was all about upside, and was an understandable move, but the inconsistent college production is a red flag.
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