With the Raiders now lone remaining 6th round selection 18 picks away at pick 216, the Chiefs made an aggressive move to jump into the sixth round to get Reggie McKenzie’s son, Kahlil at 198 overall.
Kahlil spent his high school years in the Bay Area, watching Raiders practices with his dad before heading off to play at his father’s alma mater of Tennessee as a 5-star recruit. He came out a year early with the advice of his dad and now will be joining one of the Raiders’ rivals in Kansas City.
They select him with the intention of playing offensive guard, according to team officials.
I had Kahlil as a 6th round pick by the Raiders in my mock and he may have been their pick at 216 had he been there. Missing out on him as a player isn’t a big deal, whether he plays DT — where the Raiders selected PJ Hall in the second round and Maurice Hurst in the fifth — or guard — where the Raiders are solid.
It certainly isn’t like the Packers trading up ahead of the Raiders in the bottom of the fifth round to take JK Scott ahead of them, forcing them to settle for Florida punter Johnny Townsend. And even that is still just a punter.
But Kahlil going to the Chiefs kind of a big deal.
Nice troll job, Chiefs. Well played.