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State of the Franchise: Kansas City Chiefs

Breaking down the State of the Franchise: Kansas City Chiefs depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS COACHING STAFF

HC: Andy REID

OC: Eric BIENEMY

DC: Steve SPAGNUOLO

ST: Dave TOUB

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Patrick MAHOMES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.5
  • Contract – –.

RB, Clyde EDWARDS-HELAIRE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.3
  • Contract – –.

WR, JuJu SMITH-SCHUSTER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.2
  • Contract – –.

WR, Marquez VALDES-SCANTLING

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.1
  • Contract – –.

WR, Mecole HARDMAN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.5
  • Contract – –.

TE, Travis KELCE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 81.9
  • Contract – –.

LT, Orlando BROWN Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 75.2
  • Contract – –.

LG, Joe THUNEY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 80.5
  • Contract – –.

C, Creed HUMPHREY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 91.4
  • Contract – –.

RG, Trey SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 72.4
  • Contract – –.

RT, Lucas NIANG

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.6
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

QB: Chad Henne

RB: Ronald Jones II, Derrick Gore, Brenden Knox

WR: Josh Gordon, Cornell Powell, Justin Watson, Daurice Fountain, Gehrig Dieter, Corey Coleman, Gary Jennings, Omar Bayless, Mathew Sexton

TE: Blake Bell, Noah Gray, Jody Fortson

FB: Michael Burton

LT: Prince Tega Wanogho, Geron Christian Sr.

LG: Nick Allegretti

C: Austin Reiter, Darryl Williams

RG: Andrew Wylie

RT: Andrew Wylie, Roderick Johnson

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Chris JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.8
  • Contract – –.

LDT, Derrick NNADI

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.8
  • Contract – –.

RDT, Khalen SAUNDERS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 53.9
  • Contract – –.

RDE, Frank CLARK

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 54.3
  • Contract – –.

WLB, Nick BOLTON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.2
  • Contract – –.

MLB, Jermaine CARTER Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 42.6
  • Contract – –.

SLB, Willie GAY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.7
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Rashad FENTON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 82.0
  • Contract – –.

SS, Justin REID

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 50.8
  • Contract – –.

FS, Juan THORNHILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.2
  • Contract – –.

RCB, L’Jarius SNEED

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.1
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

LDE: Mike Danna, Joshua Kaindoh, Austin Edwards

LDT: Tershawn Wharton, Darius Stills

RDT: Taylor Stallworth, Lorenzo Neal Jr., Cortez Broughton

RDE: Malik Herring, Jonathan Woodard

WLB: Darius Harris

MLB: —

SLB: Elijah Lee, Shilique Calhoun

LCB: Chris Lammons, Zayne Anderson, Dicaprio Bootle

SS: Devon Key

FS: Deon Bush

RCB: DeAndre Baker, Luq Barcoo

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: WR (59.2), RB (64.3), RT (64.6), WR (66.1)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: MLB (42.6), SS (50.8), LDT (52.8), RDT (53.9), RDE (54.3)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 29 (from Dolphins)
Round 1: No. 30
Round 2: No. 50 (from Dolphins)
Round 2: No. 62
Round 3: No. 94
Round 3: No. 103
Round 4: No. 125 (from Dolphins)
Round 4: No. 135
Round 7: No. 233 (from Vikings)
Round 7: No. 243 (from Raiders through Patriots)
Round 7: No. 251
Round 7: No. 259

Cap Space

Draft Strategy 2022

Low PFFs: MLB (42.6), SS (50.8), LDT (52.8), RDT (53.9), RDE (54.3), WR (59.2)

Expiring contracts:

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

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