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Chiefs GM Brett Veach ready to make impact in NFL Draft

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 17:18:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo — It's April, which means that clubs like the Kansas City Chiefs have a chance to get even better through the annual NFL Draft.

In 2018, they drafted heavy on the defensive side of the football, but this year the Chiefs vow to select the best players available.

One need they may have to address is at wide receiver. There's been some talk about making quarterback Patrick Mahomes even better, and that might come through adding a wide receiver.

The loss of Chris Conley and continued injury problems with Sammy Watkins has left the Chiefs in the hunt for players that can come in and make an immediate impact.

"There's no one more driven than coach (Andy Reid) and our staff," Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. "We are not building for the future - we are going to stay aggressive and try to put out the best roster that we possibly can out there.

"There are some moves that you just can't make," Veach said. "I think whatever we can do throughout the course of this period and after this period, I don't think we are going to stop being aggressive and pushing the envelope. We want to put Kansas City in the best position to win a Super Bowl."

Veach added that he's been in contact with other general managers around the league, who are "checking in on one another to make sure they're alive and well."

The Chiefs have the 29th overall selection in the draft, which kicks off on April 25 from Nashville.