Since the release of cornerback Sean Smith in the 2015 offseason, the right cornerback position has been a revolving door. The Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to find someone to opposite the talent of Marcus Peters. They hoped to have found some relief in 2016 when they brought in cornerback Terrance Mitchell who finished the last stretch leading into the playoffs.
The Chiefs came into 2017 without any new cornerbacks. Even with a loaded draft class of cornerbacks, the organization thought they had the right guys in place to have success in 2017 and that they should spend the picks elsewhere. After the secondaries playmaking abilities down the final stretch last season, it seemed that the Chiefs finally had a talented group.