The Kansas City Chiefs have released their first depth chart for the 2012 regular season.
Here is how things look heading into the first matchup of the year vs. the Atlanta Falcons.
WR Steve Breaston, Jon Baldwin, Devon Wylie
LT Branden Albert, Donald Stephenson
LG Ryan Lilja, Jeff Allen
C Rodney Hudson
RG Jon Asamoah
RT Eric Winston
TE Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, Steve Maneri, Jake O’Connell
WR Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper
QB Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi
RB Jamaal Charles, Shaun Draughn, Cyrus Gray
RB: Peyton Hillis, Nate Eachus
RDE Glenn Dorsey
NT Anthony Toribio, Dontari Poe, Jerrell Powe
LDE Tyson Jackson, Ropati Pitoitua, Allen Bailey
ROLB Andy Studebaker, Edgar Jones
RILB Derrick Johnson, Cory Greenwood
LILB Jovan Belcher, Brandon Siler
LOLB Justin Houston, Brandon Siler
RCB Stanford Routt, Javier Arenas
LCB Brandon Flowers, Jalil Brown, Jacques Reeves
FS Kendrick Lewis, Travis Daniels, Tysyn Hartman
SS Eric Berry, Abram Elam
P Dustin Colquitt
K Ryan Succop
KO Ryan Succop
PC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker
KC Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood, Andy Studebaker
H Dustin Colquitt, Brady Quinn, Ricky Stanzi
PR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie
KR Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Devon Wylie
The most interesting thing here, is the RB position. The Chiefs have two groups of running backs, something I have never seen before. Group one features Jammal Charles, Shaun Draughn and Cyrus Gray, while group two shows Peyton Hillis and Nate Eachus.
There are also no FBs listed.
Clearly the Chiefs view Hillis and Eachus as FB options. This makes sense. Hillis has played full back and Eachus stepped up and played a little FB in the preseason.
The fact of the matter is, the Chiefs probably don’t plan on using a traditional FB very often. They may often line up with Hilliis in the FB position and Charles behind him but make no mistake, both of these guys are running backs. The same goes for Eachus.
The other notable move here is Jonathan Baldwin is listed behind Steve Breaston. Still, I think when all is said and done, Baldwin will out-perform Breston this season.
Lastly, Dwayne Bowe has regained his starting WR slot.
What do you think Addicts? Are you surprised by KCs unique double RB depth chart?