Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach looks like a genius after this weekend’s draft.

That’s because the Chiefs’ first three picks in the draft were essentially steals.

Pro Football Focus had Kansas City’s first three picks ranked as the No. 10, No. 11, and No. 22 overall players in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs got those players at No. 21, No. 30, and No. 54.

That’s incredible value by the Chiefs.

The best part for Kansas City is that each of those selections filled a major team need. The Chiefs got a potential day one starter at cornerback (Washington’s Trent McDuffie), a much-needed elite edge rusher (Purdue’s George Karlaftis), and a speedy wide receiver (Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore).

If you’re a Kansas City fan, you can’t ask for a better top three draft picks. Those selections will set the Chiefs up for continued success.

I’ve been critical of Veach this offseason — mainly because of how the Tyreek Hill trade went down (the timing, plus not re-signing safety Tyrann Mathieu with the extra cash) — but he deserves praise for the way he handle this year’s draft.

There’s a reason the Chiefs are one of the NFL’s most consistent teams over the last several years. It’s because of the influence of general manager Brett Veach and his ability to land key players in the draft on an annual basis.

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