Last year the Chiefs signed an undrafted free agent DE named Luke Patterson. This offseason, the Chiefs are moving him to the offensive side of the ball.
“We had him on defense, and didn’t feel like that was going to be the place for him, but he’s showed enough tenacity and work ethic that we thought maybe he could help us offensively,” said Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel in some comments released to the press. “So, we moved him to the offensive side of the ball. It’s a total change for him, but the kid has something to him. I think he’s got some toughness. He’s not a vocal guy. He’s kind of quiet, but I think he’s made progress in the year that he’s been here.”
Apparently, Crennel thinks Patterson has the “it” factor.
“That’s that ‘it’ factor,” Crennel said. “You can look in his eyes and say that he has ‘it.’ You can’t really say what ‘it’ is. You can’t really define it but he has ‘it.’ When I say that he has something to him, it’s kind of like an ‘it’ factor.”
I haven’t seen anything specific as to what position Patterson is playing on offense but at 6-4 and nearly 300 pounds, I’m guessing it isn’t wide receiver.
Patterson is likely getting a look at some of the interior line positions.
The Chiefs have added a lot of depth along the offensive line so Patterson could be facing an uphill climb but if he can continue to impress coach Crennel, the “it” he has might just be a roster spot.