2013 Kansas City Chiefs Projected Depth Chart
PR Devon Wylie Dexter McCluster
KR Quintin Demps Dexter McCluster
Here are some of my thoughts on the cuts I made and a lot of my concerns about this team overall -
The hardest cut I had to make was to Tysyn Hartman and personally I would keep him over Husain Abdullah, but this organization personally went out and hand selected Husain from free agency. They could possibly put Sanders Commings on the PUP list (physically unable to perform) which means he would sit out 6 weeks which would leave a roster spot open for Tysyn to stay on the team and make a determination on what to do after that 6 weeks is up. Sticking with the defense I only kept 4 cornerbacks because of Sanders Commings versatility and the fact that so far in the preseason the backups look awful. I only see us keeping 8 offensive linemen, but if we do keep 9 then I’m struggling to figure out who that 9th lineman would be. Terrance Copper could easily make this team because of his special teams prowess, but I think it’s time to move on and give that spot to Junior Hemmingway and see what he has. Cyrus Gray was hard to keep on this team, but he has good hands out of the backfield unlike Shaun Draughn and Knile Davis so I have him sticking around for one more season.
This team is really thin on depth especially on the offensive side of the football. We only have one true Wide Receiver in Dwayne Bowe and one true Running Back in Jamaal Charles. Those two positions as well as the mediocre play I see us getting from the Quarterback position will hold us back from making any kind of real splash this season. The defense should be improved with the additions of Akeem Jordan, Niko Johnson, Sean Smith, and Dunta Robinson as well as the much improved depth, but we still have big questions along the defensive line, as usual. Kendrick Lewis at free safety and whoever wins the inside linebacker postion battle between Akeem and Niko will be two other weak spots alongside the defensive line. One thing that could change this year is an improvement in Special Teams with Quintin Demps showing some promise as well as the return team in their blocking. That’s an added weapon we hope to have since the days of Dante Hall and Tamarick Vanover. All in all this looks like a below average team and the more I look at the lack of depth I see the Kansas City Chiefs finishing 7-9 this season with Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Defensive Line as the big needs for 2014. I do a sports podcast where we recently did a Chiefs Preview with former Chiefs Insider Josh Looney and former Chiefs Defensive Tackle Bill Maas. We also did an NFL Preview with Senior NFL Writer Jeffri Chadiha and former NFL QB and ESPN Analyst Sean Salisbury. If you’d like to go check those out then head to www.theoutsiderspodcast.weebly.com – Thanks and Go Chiefs!