The Kansas City Chiefs’ process for scouting talent in the 2021 NFL draft is well underway.
A number of prospects in this draft class have various ties to the Chiefs, the Kansas City area or even coaches on the staff. Usually, the team would host some of these players during their local Pro Day, but that event seems unlikely in the age of COVID-19. Still, these players will be on the radar for the front office, especially given GM Brett Veach’s philosophy in regards to local talent.
“Every general manager in the NFL is always looking for talent, but you never want to miss out on talent that’s in your own backyard,” Veach said ahead of 2019’s local Pro Day.
With that in mind, here’s a look at eight of the players in this draft class with ties to the Chiefs: