Who the Kansas City Chiefs Drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Lucas Niang, and Michael Danna in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Round 1

With the 32nd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Clyde Edwards-Helaire, a running back from LSU.

Pick 32: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

With the final pick of the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU. Edwards-Helaire was a key piece of the Tigers’ offense during their national championship run in 2019, rushing for 1,414 yards and 16 touchdowns while also adding 45 receptions for 403 yards and another score.

Pick 63: Michael Onwenu, G, Massachusetts

The New England Patriots selected Michael Onwenu with the 182nd pick in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL draft. The 6-foot-3,344-pound Onwenu was a three-year starter and four-year member of the Massachusetts offensive line. He started all 12 games at right guard as a senior in 2019 and was named to the All-MAC first team.

Round 2

With the 54th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected wide receiver Mecole Hardman out of the University of Georgia. Hardman is a speedster that provides a deep threat for the Chiefs’ offense. He ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the second-fastest time among all receivers.

Pick 96: Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

With their second pick in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft (No. 96 overall), the Kansas City Chiefs selected Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay Jr.

Gay is a 6-foot-1, 243-pound inside linebacker who runs a 4.46-second 40-yard dash. He was named a first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection in 2019 after recording 85 tackles, nine tackles for loss, six sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Gay joins a Kansas City linebacker group that includes veteran starters Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson, as well as 2019 third-round pick Jovan Belcher.

Round 3

The Kansas City Chiefs selected LSU wide receiver Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the final pick of the first round in the 2020 NFL Draft. Edwards-Helaire is a 5-foot-7, 207-pound speedster who had 1,867 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns last season for the national champions.

Pick 138: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU

In the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected offensive tackle Lucas Niang out of TCU.

Niang was a four-year starter for the Horned Frogs, appearing in 47 games (41 starts) over his collegiate career. He earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2019 and second-team recognition in 2018.

At 6-foot-7 and 315 pounds, Niang has good size for an NFL offensive lineman. He will provide depth behind starters Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz on the Chiefs’ offensive line.

Round 4

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The LSU running back was the first running back off the board and the Chiefs’ second straight pick from LSU, following linebacker Patrick Queen in the first round.

Pick 177: L’Jarius Sneed, CB, Louisiana Tech

The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Louisiana Tech cornerback L’Jarius Sneed with the 177th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Sneed is a 6’1″, 192-pound corner who runs a 4.37 forty. He had four interceptions and eight pass breakups last season.

Round 5

The Chiefs drafted linebacker Willie Gay Jr. from Mississippi State with the 43rd pick in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Pick 181: Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

With the 181st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted linebacker Nick Bolton out of Missouri.

Bolton is a three-year starter for the Tigers, and was named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press in 2019 after recording 112 tackles (9 for loss), 3 sacks, 1 interception and 4 pass breakups. He was also named first-team All-SEC that season.

For his career, Bolton has totaled 290 tackles (20 for loss), 4 sacks, 2 interceptions and 8 pass breakups. He joins a Chiefs linebacking corps that includes Reggie Ragland, Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson.

Pick 207: Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

The Chiefs drafted Collin Johnson in the 6th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Johnson is a 6’6″ wide receiver who played his college ball at Texas. He had solid numbers in his four years with the Longhorns, catching 108 passes for 1,362 yards and nine touchdowns.Johnson has good size and could be a red zone threat for the Chiefs. He’ll likely be a depth player for Kansas City, but could see some playing time if he can contribute on special teams.

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