Just a month after the Kansas City Chiefs made a change in the Tyreek Hill trade, fans of the team were eager to hear more recipients being invited to the NFL Draft.
The dynamics stabilized until Round 1 (when the Chiefs took on two defensive players), beyond Day 2 and Round 2.
That’s when a unthinkable it happened.
With George Pickens of Georgia still on the board, Brett Veach made the first to sell about his role as general manager.
“It was fun,” Veach said with a smile at her press conference after Day 2.
On the second straight day, the Leaders found a business partner at the New England Patriots, this time giving them their choice at No. 50 and back four steps to No. 54 and find the fifth race.
“We were of the opinion that, if we could choose the fifth group and be active [Saturday] “Between 4 and 7, that would be something we could enjoy,” Veach said.
Three of the following four nominees were recipients – the Patriots nominated Tyquan Thorton of Baylor, the Pittsburgh Steelers nominated Pickens, and the Indianapolis Colts nominated Alec Pierce of Cincinnati.
To the left of the board was Skyy Moore of Western Michigan, whom the Kings took and chose No. 54.
“It was a good set up for us to go down four places, get a fifth choice [for Saturday] then to find a guy in Skyy Moore who apparently we would have gone to 50, “Veach said.” It was possible, and you had to take a break there. They’re going to ask me to change all the time now, so that’s a good thing and a bad thing, I think, all at once. “
“I connect with the best quarterback in football.”
Veach picked up the phone and called Moore, who were expecting to hear from him of course draft party.
“Skyy is special,” Veach said, describing a recipient of 5-foot-10, 195-pounds. “He’s young, but he plays big. He has long arms. He was a backslider where he switched to wideout. It was funny to watch his tape because it looked like we were watching it forever until he threw it down. His football skills are good. He plays enough for you to use him outdoors, to use him on the inside, he runs very fast when he grabs, the older child. Wise. Answer the mistake quickly. “
Moore is not as fast as Hill, coming slowly with a 4.41 40-yard dash, but the Officials were very fond of his reliability, which seems to be very important among the newcomers.
Officials also appreciate his ability to receive guidance, a secret as a recipient of Andy Reid’s case.
“She’s reliable,” said Mike Borgonzi, a senior assistant. “They will run the right way. He’ll chase them right, and he’ll catch the ball. I think that is the one thing you always worry about with most recipients – the first thing I do is hold the ball. And that’s one thing Skyy stood by for every opportunity – the catch he was competing with, he was catching the ball. And for the younger man, he was not afraid to come in the middle. So all of that looked good to us and we saw that he was a very good player in our offense. “
“Tyreek was a very flexible, very active person,” Moore said when asked about the inevitable comparison of the former Chief. “[He] you could just be the cause of the mistake if needed. Honestly I feel like I could come and take the same role but just have my own twists and turns. And I can be the best friend I can ever be. ”
Moore’s perfect fit could be working on the site, and accumulating yards after work. In his final year in college football, he received 95 awards at 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Veach believes he brings something different to the table than Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman and JuJu Smith-Schuster.
“I think there are times when you’re probably looking for something, but we have guys like MVS who have size and speed,” Veach said. “Mecole is fast. JuJu is great, so I feel like we have a good combination, and now we just want to add the best player regardless of size or height – the only guys we see coming to help right away. Of course, Skyy is one of those guys.”
Moore appreciates the room he enters – not just for his fellow receivers but also for the quarterback. The Western Michigan midfielder has stated that he will not be in a better position in the National Soccer League.
“I think he’s a very good player,” Moore told Patrick Mahomes. “He’s the best player right now. As I said, it’s a blessing to be on the team. There are 32 teams in the NFL, and I connect with the best players in football. It’s just a blessing.”
Surprisingly, Moore does not expect to hear from the King, as he is closely followed by the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars. Moore has spoken to the Chiefs at the Scouting Combine but does not feel he has reached Kansas City.
“It was a natural conversation,” he recalls. “It was understandable. I always knew that the choice would make sense. But it wasn’t any special attention from the Emperor … they didn’t really force Zoom’s singing or tours and anything. I can say that it is a blessing to be part of such a large group. ”
All the while, the Chiefs were looking for a player – a former athlete who did well three years ago when he learned the role of recruiting.
“It’s great to see what he’s done here in the last three years,” added Borgonzi. “He had a monster last year … The only thing you can see with him – he is reliable. He is a very good driver – he comes in and goes out very quickly and will be very helpful in this case.”