The Kansas City Chiefs added eight rookies to their 2013 roster during this year’s NFL Draft. As we begin to take a close look at the class later this week, we also wanted to see which player Chiefs fans think will have the most impact in 2013.
Since the Chiefs decided to make LT Eric Fisher the No. 1 overall pick, it is evident that most would expect Fisher to be the team’s most active contributor. As such, we are going to remove him as an option from the poll.
The Chiefs used their second-round pick to acquire QB Alex Smith and so beyond Fisher, Kansas City has a pretty mixed back of mid to later round picks that could be in the mix.
Let’s take a quick look at the candidates:
Travis Kelce, TE
Kelce will join Tony Moeaki and Anthony Fasano on the TE depth chart. Will he be ab;le to surpass one or both veterans to get on the field as a rookie?
Knile Davis, RB
When it comes to running the football in Kansas City, there is Jamaal Charles and everyone else. In this case, “everyone else” includes Cyrus Gray, Shaun Draughn and now Davis. Can the speedy rookie beat out the Pioli’ regime’s hand-picked backs in the race to spell JC?
Nico Johnson, ILB
Johnson will look to take over the starting role once occupied by Jovan Belcher. But will Johnson be ready in time to play next to the other Johnson?
Sanders Commings, DB
Commings will reportedly get a look at safety. Should FS Kendrick Lewis continue to have injury issues, Commings could see some playing time alongside Pro Bowler Eric Berry.
Eric Kush, C
Kush is a center from a small school . He likely needs some work before he is ready to compete at the NFL level but sometimes even rookies from small schools surprise. And sometimes injuries force them int action early.
Braden Wilson, FB
Wilson will have to compete with a crowded FB depth chart of he wants to be the lead blocker for Jamaal Charles.
Mike Catapano, DE
Catapano is clearly a fringe guy, having been drafted in the seventh round, however the Chiefs lack depth at DE. Can he make an impression in camp so he can make an impression on the field?
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