3 reasons the Kansas City Chiefs should target D’Andre Swift in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs could use a spark for their rushing attack, so here's why they should target D'Andre Swift in the upcoming draft.

D'Andre Swift, Dolphins, NFL Draft
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Coming off a Super Bowl win and with Patrick Mahomes under center surrounded by a good set of weapons, the Kansas City Chiefs don’t have a lot of concerns on the offensive side of the ball.

Kansas City’s offense is clearly driven by Mahomes, so it’s not surprising they had the sixth-fewest rush attempts in the league last season (375; 23.4 per game).

But they also didn’t get much out of the running game, coming in 23rd in the league in raw yardage (98.1 yards per game) and in the bottom half of the league in yards per carry (4.2). Take away what Mahomes produced as a runner (218 rushing yards, two touchdowns, 5.1 yards per carry), and it looks a little worse.

The Chiefs seem set to roll it back with Damien Williams as their No. 1 running back after they exercised his option for this year. DeAndre Washington was signed in free agency, but he’s only a depth option as he competes with Darwin Thompson for the No. 2 role.

The Chiefs don’t really need a star at running back, but drafting someone who can add some spark to the running attack may be on the radar.

Here are three reasons the Chiefs should target Georgia running back D’Andre Swift in the upcoming draft.

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  1. I have something that doesn’t require much thought. KC has 5 picks in the draft. They also have 3 corners on the roster, a glaring need at linebacker, and a glaring need at interior offensive line. Damien Williams is a great receiver and a decent starting option. When you have Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback, you don’t have to be Barry Sanders to be effective. Any running back taken before the 3rd or 4th round in this draft will be a luxury pick that they really can’t afford.

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