The Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker group just got an upgrade as they selected Wisconsin Badgers inside linebacker Leo Chenal with the 103rd pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Chenal had a true breakout season in 2021 and is ready to cash in as the latest Badgers linebacker to hear his name called on draft day.
Chenal brings a ton of strength with him to the NFL and should play a major role in stopping the run. He was a menace for opposing offenses in his final college football season as he was consistently getting to the backfield with 18.5 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. The coaching staff is getting a tough, physical presence in the middle of their defense, though he lacks elite speed, which could become an issue in coverage.
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