The Kansas City Chiefs recently filled a few voids on their defense that needed to be filled, badly. They went and drafted Trent McDuffie, a shutdown corner from Washington, with their first pick. Then, with their second pick, they drafted George Karlaftis, a pass rusher from Purdue.
The Chiefs still have a huge need on the defensive side of the ball. While they drafted plenty of defensive backs, the cornerback spot is now filled with a ton of young, inexperienced players.
Luckily for them, there is soon to be a veteran cornerback released from his team, and everyone wants him.
Kansas City is a good fit for Bradberry
James Bradberry is said to be released by the New York Giants soon due to cap reasons. The seventh-year pro has a good off-the-field record, so there is nothing that Chiefs fans should worry about with this hypothetical scenario.
The former Pro Bowler was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2016 in the second round. He was drafted out of Samford after transferring from Arkansas State.
Bradberry was a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Giants in 2020. He finished with three interceptions, 18 pass deflections, and 54 total tackles that year. However, he had a down year last year compared to 2020. Some of that could also be attributed to him being on a terrible team with a terrible defense.
Despite what was a “down” year, Bradberry still finished with 17 pass deflections and a career-high four interceptions.
Bradberry is still somewhat young and also brings veteran leadership to a team that anyone would like. Another experienced vet paired with L’Jarius Sneed would really help the Chiefs’ young cornerback room.
Bradberry also fits with what the Chiefs want to do. He is a big physical corner at 6-foot-1. Bradberry plays a tight press-man coverage and can lay a hit as well.
Kansas City also has the cap room to afford Bradberry. The team currently has nearly $18 million in cap room thanks to the Tyreek Hill trade, which is plenty to sign Bradberry.
The Chiefs should definitely look to sign him when the news drops.
Who should sign James Bradberry? pic.twitter.com/jnU1CAuLro— PFF (@PFF) May 6, 2022
The Chiefs better get on it if they’re interested, however. A recent report from The Draft Network’s Justin Melo states the Eagles, one of the teams mentioned in the above PFF tweet, will “aggressively pursue” Bradberry once he’s released.
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