ChiefsPlanet Mobile
The Marty Lounge>5/3 - Veach's Post-Draft Press Conference
Dante84 10:07 AM 05-03-2021
- They loved the value of Bolton & Thiccness at the end of Round 2. They had been in discussions with some teams about possibly trading back a few picks leading up to 58, but one team backed out and when they were on the clock, they were happy with Bolton.

- Veach shared that they are among the more conservative teams in the league regarding medical eliminations on their draft board. They did a ton of work researching Trey Smith and thinking through some possible solutions. He had tried a few different medicines, some worked and some didn't, but they feel like they have a way to make it work for him.

- Veach shared that Powell will really compliment Tyreek and Mecole, without mentioning Pringle, Drob, etc... Reading the tea leaves, it sounds like Powell will have a strong chance to be WR3 early or at least compete with Drob for that spot.

- They were super aggressive in their pursuit of Noah Gray, and as soon as they got off the phone with Kaindoh, they began looking for a way to trade up to get Gray (without having to concede an actual pick). They had to wait 20-25 picks before they got the Jets to bite.

- Veach said Kaindoh is a "Protoypical Steve Spagnuolo D-End." He has some work to do in terms of development; had an ankle injury that really set him back. Medical staff likes how it healed up. He has a ton of potential, his size was exactly what we were looking for. He has all the tools at the position.

The Presser is midway through the video below, sandwiched between Mitch & Matt's breakdown of the draft; some good nuggets on each guy.

[Reply]
Tribal Warfare 10:11 AM 05-03-2021

[Reply]
The Franchise 10:13 AM 05-03-2021

Brett Veach opened up by saying they’ve been working on some free agent contracts and there will be some news in the near future.

Says about first 2 picks Bolton and Humphrey: “The value was way too good.” #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/7JGXBVjFL3

— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) May 3, 2021

[Reply]
MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 05-03-2021, 10:15 AM
This message has been deleted by MAHOMO 4 LIFE!.
MAHOMO 4 LIFE! 10:16 AM 05-03-2021

Just seeing the traction this is getting. Settle down! The free agent contracts Veach mentioned most likely means UDFAs they haven’t made official yet. Although, they have time for extensions/other available FAs.

— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) May 3, 2021

[Reply]
Mecca 10:17 AM 05-03-2021
And in a round about way he just told you Terrace Marshall was removed from their board.
[Reply]
staylor26 10:19 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by Mecca:
And in a round about way he just told you Terrace Marshall was removed from their board.
What did he say?
[Reply]
Dante84 10:22 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
What did he say?
Re: the Medicals - we are super conservative with medical issues, unless the deep research into it gets them to a place where they feel comfortable.

Something for us drafturbators to take note of in the future - if there's an injury flag, we're either taking them super late or not at all.
[Reply]
staylor26 10:23 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by Dante84:
Re: the Medicals - we are super conservative with medical issues, unless the deep research into it gets them to a place where they feel comfortable.

Something for us drafturbators to take note of in the future - if there's an injury flag, we're either taking them super late or not at all.
Eh I don’t think that hints at anything specifically about Marshall, but he certainly could be a guy that they weren’t willing to take that early for that reason.
[Reply]
Dante84 10:26 AM 05-03-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
Eh I don’t think that hints at anything specifically about Marshall, but he certainly could be a guy that they weren’t willing to take that early for that reason.
For sure - I think that's what he (Mecca, not Veach) was getting at.
[Reply]
penchief 04:20 PM 05-03-2021
I love Brett Veach. There is zero bullshit with this guy. He displays no ego and comes off like a total nerd when speaking to the press. But that is how you know he is a genius. Dude is monolithically devoted to his craft. He hasnít been perfect but heís been solid gold.
[Reply]
TinyEvel 05:32 PM 05-03-2021
...presented by GEHA!

get ready for plenty more of that.
[Reply]
BossChief 09:08 AM 05-04-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
Eh I donít think that hints at anything specifically about Marshall, but he certainly could be a guy that they werenít willing to take that early for that reason.
Veaches interview after day 2 seemed to directly indicate they didnít take him due to medical.

At least to me, it seemed he was directly talking about Marshall.

And it worked out perfectly.
[Reply]
Up