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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>Duncan Idaho's Compendium of Comprehensive Offseason Plans
duncan_idaho 12:05 PM 01-03-2024
Offseason Plan: Version 5.0

Now with more Chris Jones, for sure, and an understanding of his contract. And Drue Tranquill on contract.

Cut
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling
DE Charles Omenihu (last time, I said this stunk. Hearing him saying today that he thinks he should be paid like the guys in the tier right behind Nick Bosa makes it a pretty no-brainer. He clearly isn’t in a spot to do a small extension. So cut him loose.)

Extend
S Justin Reid (4/$49M – I stick to the restructure of Reid in this run. He’s just so solid and good and reliable, and the secondary still needs a veteran leader.)

Tag and Trade
CB L’Jarius Sneed (this time, I send him to the Vikings for #42 because that’s fun)

Trade
WR Kadarius Toney (2025 conditional 6th)

Let Walk
Mike Edwards
Derrick Nnadi
Willie Gay
Jerick McKinnon
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Blake Bell
Richie James
Deon Bush
Tommy Townsend (we don’t need him any more, we have the Dolphin)
Jody Fortson
Prince Tega-Wanogho

Re-Sign
Tershawn Wharton (3 years, $9.5M – The DT room is thin even with Jones back, and watching the SB we really saw what I thought was Wharton’s best game. I like having a DT with that burst and speed, and he has clearly gotten much stronger, and he is athletic enough to run some DE snaps in a pinch)
James Winchester (minimal deal)
Malik Herring (ERFA tender)
Jack Cochrane (ERFA tender)
Nazeeh Johnson (ERFA tender)
Mike Caliendo (ERFA tender)

FA Moves
QB Trevor Siemian (1/$1.7M – veteran QB)
DE Yetur Gross-Matos (1/$1.6M – just seems like a good bet for KC as a Spags-type DE who is a Veach reclamation attempt special to boot)
OT Yosh Nijman (2/$12.3M – I just am not comfortable going into the draft with only Wanya Morris and a rookie at LT. Nijman provides a little veteran depth with some upside).

With these deals done, I’m still sitting on about $22M of cap space without restructuring Mahomes at all. I’ve added draft capital and addressed LT insurance/depth with a vet I think can be at least AVERAGE at LT.

I still dive back in at this point for WR Darnell Mooney at 1/$8M , with incentives up to $12M. That still leaves me about $15M in cap space, which I could use to sign draft picks and hunt for June 1 cuts/late FA bargains. I’m tempted to go get Teair Tartt in this cycle but hold off.

Getting into the season without touching Mahomes deal at ALL is going to really help with flexibility in 2025, when it’s going to be needed due to the Jones situation being added to the books.

Draft
Needs based on plan so far:
As before, we’re still looking at a pretty set roster that doesn’t have any glaring needs but needs to invest at DT, WR, and LT.

Simulator used: NFL Mock Draft Database (best aggregated big board at this point)

1.32: Kingsley Suamataia, LT, BYU. Suamataia needs seasoning, but his upside is high and he checks the size, arm length, and athleticism boxes to be a good long-term LT for the Chiefs.

2.42: Roman Wilson, WR, Michigan. This might be high
OK, this might be a bit of a reach. But Wilson is someone I haven’t mocked to KC before and I do think his speed, explosiveness, and ability to make cuts at top speed make him a good fit for KC’s offense. With Mooney only signed for one year, Wilson would be on hand with experience under his belt for 2025 and beyond for that role.

Also considered: Xavier Legette, WR, South Carolina. I probably would go here like I did in my last mock, but I wanted to switch it up.

2.64 Sedrick Van Pran, IOL, Georgia. Here’s a new one. I considered dipping for another WR here (hothead Jermain Burton!) but instead stick on the OL. The Jones decision is going to come with consequences on other players, and I may need to account for them. Van Pran can be a stud C or a good G. If Humphrey walks, you’re covered. If Smith walks, you’re covered. If they cut Thuney to keep Smith and Humphrey, you’re covered. If they need to move Humphrey off C because of Snaps, you’re covered.

3.95 McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M Big bulky dude to help replace Nnadi.

4.131 Brenden Rice, WR, USC. His 40 at the combine was a disappointment, but I still like his size and ability to work the scramble drill. Great bloodlines, great work ethic, and I think he’s faster than his 40.

5.158 Deantre Prince, CB, Ole Miss. I missed on the round 2 and round 3 CB values/fits. His size/speed/athletic profile tracks with the Day 3 gems the Chiefs have been finding. Let’s keep it rolling.

5.172 Isaac Guerendo, RB, Louisville. I am not first to the Guerendo train, but I’m on it. Size/speed combo is great. I doubt he actually makes it here, though.

7.250 Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor. I like Hall’s size and athletic ability. Seemed worthwhile for a Day 3 stab.

Wrapping it up

This will be my last offseason exercise. I’m pretty stoked about where KC lands in this, honestly.

Two-deep (Re-signed,FA adds, rookies)

(2) QB: Mahomes/Siemian
(3) RB: Pacheco/Guerendo/Prince
(6) WR: Rice, Mooney, Wilson/ Watson, Rice, Moore
(3) TE: Kelce/Gray/min contract vet

(2) OT: Nijman/Suamataia

(2) OG: Thuney/Morris
(1) C: Humphrey/Van Pran
(2) RG: Smith/Caliendo
(2) RT: Taylor/Morris

(6) DE: Karlaftis, Anudike-Uzomah, Gross-Matos, Harring, Thompsonsmall contract vet
(5) DT: Jones,Wharton,Farrell, Jackson ,Hall

(5) LB: Bolton, Tranquill, Chenal, Cochrane, Jones

(6) CB: McDuffie, Williams, Watson, Johnson, Jones, Prince
(4) S: Reid, Cook, Conner, inexpensive vet, probably Deon Bush

(1) LS: Winchester
(1) K: Butker
(1) P: The Dolphin

That leaves 1 spot floating if my count is right, probably goes to depth at OL or maybe another DB who is a special teams asset.

The defense still is built around Chris Jones and I know that DE room is going to make some people nervous. I’d be looking for some training camp cuts/late FA additions to beef that spot up some more. The LB corps is still a strong one (and still one of the better ones in the NFL, if not quite as versatile in base with Willie Gay presumably making a lot of money elsewhere), and the secondary is still a strength (probably a little stronger at S in 24 than it was in 23, with Reid, Conner, and Cook, but obviously turning things over at CB).

I’d feel good about the chances for a 3-peat with this one, and I think KC would be the preseason favorite in this run. Defense is still strong, offense got a bunch of help.

Looking ahead to 25, I haven’t addressed Bolton-Humphrey-Smith. In light of the Jones signing and structure, I don’t think they can keep 2 any more. Might just be one… and maybe neither of the OL.

Offseason Plan: Version 4.0
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Offseason Plan: Version 3.0

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Offseason Plan: Version 1.0
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duncan_idaho 04:44 PM 02-26-2024
Bump for version 4.0

Now with more Jones, less Sneed, and a balanced approach that probably won't make anyone super happy.
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duncan_idaho 04:44 PM 02-26-2024
Bump for version 4.0

Now with more Jones, less Sneed, and a balanced approach that probably won't make anyone super happy.
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O.city 04:48 PM 02-26-2024
What Instagram post?
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Nightfyre 04:53 PM 02-26-2024
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
Bump for version 4.0

Now with more Jones, less Sneed, and a balanced approach that probably won't make anyone super happy.
How does your draft change if Detroit is willing to give up 29 for Sneed?
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Couch-Potato 04:57 PM 02-26-2024
Love those first two picks! Next 3 aint too shabby either, ooh and Guerendo too, sexy draft, nice work!
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duncan_idaho 05:40 PM 02-26-2024
Originally Posted by Nightfyre:
How does your draft change if Detroit is willing to give up 29 for Sneed?
If I get 29 for Sneed instead of 50, I take Kingsley Suamataia at 29 (sniping the Bengals and the 49ers). I'd still take Sweat at 32, and be ok with a WR at 64, possibly with a small move-up if necessary to make sure I hit someone in that tier.
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Chris Meck 06:17 PM 02-26-2024
I think it's great and just about as good an off-season as we could hope for. I was on the Nijman train last year.
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duncan_idaho 07:08 PM 02-26-2024
Originally Posted by Chris Meck:
I think it's great and just about as good an off-season as we could hope for. I was on the Nijman train last year.
But the most important question:

How do you feel about my continued efforts to make "The Dolphin" stick as Matt Araiza's nickname?
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Chris Meck 10:08 PM 02-26-2024
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
But the most important question:

How do you feel about my continued efforts to make "The Dolphin" stick as Matt Araiza's nickname?
I don't get it.

Lolz
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duncan_idaho 10:51 PM 02-26-2024
Originally Posted by Chris Meck:
I don't get it.

Lolz

He has a very powerful kick

Hes rapey.

Thus, Dolphin.
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Chris Meck 05:56 AM 02-27-2024
Originally Posted by duncan_idaho:
He has a very powerful kick

Hes rapey.

Thus, Dolphin.
It's a reach. Hahaha
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Woogieman 11:43 AM 03-01-2024
Using Duncan's Eagles trade, I came up with (PFN):

1) Brian Thomas - WR
2) (#50) T'Vondre Sweat
3) Caelen Carson - CB
4) Maason Smith - DT
5) Junior Colson - LB
6) Javon Foster - OT
7) Jalyx Hunt - E

Carson is a longer, press guy, should fit Spag's scheme...if he and Smith are ballers, this draft class would add ridiculous talent for a team drafting #32. I think Colson could contribute immediately (keep Tranquill for a few more years), Foster and Hunt are projects, but would have time to work on their game.
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duncan_idaho 10:19 AM 03-11-2024
Fired it up one more time...
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