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2019 KC Chiefs Skeleton Depth Chart

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Kicking it off again.

black: 2018 player
bold: under contract through 2019
violet: 2018 Practice Squad player
blue: Free Agent Acquisition
red: Trade Acquisition
green: Draft Pick
orange: UDFA Acquisition
cyan: Waiver Claim

Offense

RT - Schwartz
RG - Duvernay-Tardif
OC -
Reiter, Allegretti
LG - Erving, McKenzie
LT - Fisher, Wylie

Other Players: Hunter (OT), Murray (C), Murphy (OT), Senior (OL), Boyd (OL), Golditch (OG)

QB - Mahomes II, Henne

Other Players: Litton, Shurmur, Linta

RB - Dam. Williams, HydeDar. Williams,Thompson
FB - Sherman

Other Players: J. Williams, Marshall

WR - Watkins, Kemp
Slot - Hardman
WR - Robinson, Dieter, Custis

Other Players: PringleGraysonHill (fate to be decided), Thompson, F. Davis III, R. Davis

TE - Kelce, Yelder, Bell, Lovett

Other Players: Wells, Fortson

Defense

DE - Okafor, Ogbah
DT - JonesX. Williams

DT - Nnadi, Saunders
DE - ClarkSpeaks

Other Players: Ivey, WalkerHamiltonKpassagnon

WLB - Lee, O'Daniel, Niemann
MLB - Hitchens, Ragland
SLB - Wilson, Attaochu

Other Players: DavisonMcCray, Spaight, G. Johnson, Harris

CB - Ward, Smith
NB -
Fuller
CB - Breeland, Fenton

Other Players: Wade, D. Johnson, Reaser, Fields, Burrell

FS - ThornhillWatts, Lucas
SS - MathieuSorensen

Other Players: Jones-Quartey, Miller, Soroh

Specialists

K - Buttker
P - Colquitt
LS - Winchester

Other Players: Fox (P)

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I'd be surprised if Houston (should he stay in KC) play the SLB role. Might slide to edge, with Hitchens getting the SLB role

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4 hours ago, onejayhawk said:

Which of the free agents do they want to re-sign, if possible?

J

I think Morse is likely gone. Sherman will probably be back. Then it's Dee Ford or Nelson or both if we cut Houston or none.

Best guess is we resign none

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17 hours ago, TedLavie said:

I'd be surprised if Houston (should he stay in KC) play the SLB role. Might slide to edge, with Hitchens getting the SLB role

This is my 4-3-4 package. However, I expect the Chiefs to be in a 4-2-5 quite often - and then Houston may move to the edge with Speaks or KPass on the bench. 

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Updated MY depth chart ... and added some XXX ... . No, not what you think ... just some placeholders where I think the Chiefs will draft a guy or two ... 

What do you think??

 

Oh, OL is interesting .. lots of discussion about drafting a C - I don't think so. I believe the Chiefs will be looking for a nugget OT in the later rounds in order to replace either Fisher or Schwartz on the cheap once Mahomes' big contract strikes ...

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2 hours ago, KC_Guy said:

I believe the Chiefs will be looking for a nugget OT in the later rounds in order to replace either Fisher or Schwartz on the cheap once Mahomes' big contract strikes ...

I like Trey Pipkins, OT, Sioux Falls. He had a good week at the Senior Bowl. Stuffed some good competition.

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2 hours ago, KC_Guy said:

Oh, OL is interesting .. lots of discussion about drafting a C - I don't think so.

Well I hope we're targeting here. It's a vial position on the OL. The Pats blew us up right up the middle of our OL. It's vital we improve the middle OL and I don't think Reiter will cut it. Eric McCoy would make a fine addition.

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49 minutes ago, onejayhawk said:

Here is another one. It's not particularly insightful, but it does sacrifice some potential starters to salary cap issues, which is going to happen. The question is, which ones?

https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2019/05/11/kansas-city-chiefs-roster-projection-1-0/

J

Pretty good projection.  Pretty sure the math on Hitchens is incorrect though,  June 1st cut would still be closer to breaking even, rather than saving cap. 

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Hitchens is a much better LB in the 4-3. The run defense can be built around him at MLB. Other than DoD, I am not sure any other carryover LB make the team. Even with TK and Speaks, we probably will not keep both. On the flip side, I want to see what Gary Johnson has for us. He looks the part of a fast WLB. but he's very raw. I have a feeling we will have multiple UDFA make the roaster as depth.

J

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Ok, updated my chart and cut it down to 52 players on the roster. Thoughts by position:

OL: They went with 8 most of the time last year and didn't add much. Not sure how one of the "others" should break the lineup.
QB: They went with two all of last year, keeping one on the PS. Guess that will be the approach this year again.
RB: Heavy in numbers. Dar. Williams probably would be the first guy to go on offense in my opinion. Marshall is a PS guy.
WR: Hill is the unknown factor here. I don't expect him to play week one. Chiefs invested heavily in Custis, so he is to stay I think. Anyone else would have to beat out Dieter or Kemp - which may happen.
TE: Unless they bring someone in I think that's it. Lovell's going to stay as a ST ace at minimum, Bell, Fortson and Wells may compete.
DL: I have a hard time to see more than eight guys here. And given their investment in extra DEs I forsee either KPass or Speaks gone. Going with KPass for now. 
LB: Six obvious guys here. Either Johnson or Harris may make the final 53 as an ST guy, the other should end up on the PS unless picked off.
DB: Gotta discuss them as ONE bunch. Safety seems set, unless someone kicks off Sorensen for cap space. CB is a different story. Fields left some good impression so far,may make it. Reaser? Tried before, and failed. Smith obviously is the guy they will compete with. And for ST duties they will compete with the #7 LB.

 

Thoughts??

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I agree with most of these. One proviso is that the number of speed players is also dictated by the team's commitment to special teams. I also agree that TK and Speaks will not likely both make the roster. The exception is if one can stay at LB. I expect that both will have bulked up since Spagnuolo was announced, so I don't expect it. 

LB is wide openHitchens is the MIke til further notice, but the rest is a grab-bag. They could go an extra player to get all the sub packages covered. These guys will also have to perform on ST. One of the UDFA is Gary Johnson. He's a speed LB with size, out of UT.

Look to the practice squad from last season. We have only seen a few of Veach's big deals but he seems very good at the overlooked ones. Kahlil McKenzie may be ready to be the IOL backup for example. They may see help for Kelce on the roster.

One thing I have gathered that was missed in draft day coverage is that Thompson profiles as an excellent receiver out of the backfield. That's the big weakness in Williams' game. Since DarT is good between the tackles, he has possibilities as a blitz burner. We will see how his blocking works out. 

So far, Fenton is the hardest to get a handle on.

J

 

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