Chiefs Release First Depth Chart

Jul 27, 2013; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs players work across the field during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

With an actual football game to be played this Friday night, the Kansas City Chiefs released their first official depth chart of the season. There weren’t any major surprises, but it is interesting to see none the less.

Offense:

QB: Smith, Daniel, Bray, Stanzi
RB: Charles, Davis, Draughn, Gray, Roberts
FB: Sherman, Wilson, Opurum
WR: Bowe, McCluster, Hemmingway, Copper, Shoemaker, Newsome, Richardson
WR: Baldwin, Avery, Wylie, Bellamy, Hammond Jr.
TE: Fasano, Kelce, Moeaki, Brock, Harris
LT: Albert, Stephenson, Waldron
LG: Allen, Reynolds
C: Hudson, Kush, Hawkins
RG: Asamoah, Durand, Watkins, Draheim
RT: Fisher, Schwartz, Baker

Defense:

LDE: Jackson, Bailey, Lane, Catapano
NT: Poe, Powe, Chavis
RDE: DeVito, Toribio, Dixon, Lohr
LOLB: Houston, Zombo, Martin
LILB: Jordan, N. Johnson, Lemon
RILB: D. Johnson, Diles, Drakeford, Kilgore
ROLB: Hali, Jones, Wilson
LCB: Flowers, Brown, Agnew, Castillo, Black
RCB: Smith, Robinson, Thorpe, McIlwain
FS: Lewis, Abdullah, Hartman, Bronson, Commings
SS: Berry, Demps, McDougal, Foster III

Special Teams:

P: Colquitt, Succop
K: Succop, Colquitt
KO: Succop, Colquitt
LS: Gafford, Madison
H: Colquitt, Daniel
PR: McCluster, Wylie
KR: McCluster, Wylie

I don’t put a lot of weight in these preseason depth charts. I think you’ll be better served by watching what order and where guys play in the games then what they put out on a piece of paper. That having been said, what do you think about this first depth chart?

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • chiefridgy

    It’s a depth chart and football is here!!!!!

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Interesting Hemingway is making his way up the depth chart.

      • chiefridgy

        I’ve heard his name a bit this training camp.

      • KCMikeG

        I would put him ahead of Baldwin & Avery with what I have seen in camp so far. Very consistent in route running, getting open and having good hands.

  • sidibeke

    Interesting that Geoff “May the Schwartz be with you” is #2 at RT.

  • Jared Watson

    Nothing surprising except Lane behind Bailey. I haven’t heard a peep out of Bailey this camp. In fact has he done anything for the Chiefs since being drafted??

    • berttheclock

      You mean besides sacking AR in the GB win?

    • KCMikeG

      Bailey has had his moments and has good upside but I would have the starters as TJax and Lane ahead of DeVito. I think they are looking at DeVito being the “starter” and Lane playing in sub packages.

  • micah stephenson

    Very interesting. Baldwin over Avery. Fasano starting. Allen over Shwarzt. Sherman at FB. Jordan at mlb. Hmmm.

    • NicholasAlanClayton

      Yeah, I was also surprised by Fasano as starter as he’s been taking mostly 2nd team snaps in training camp thus far from what I’ve read. Maybe that’s because they feel he’s polished while they want to work Moeaki and Kelce in with top competition and make sure they also build some rapport with Smith. Interesting one way or the other.

      • Troy Utt

        I just got back from Training Camp, spending Saturday with Walter White former Chiefs TE who introduced me to John Dorsey. In the course of our conversation we got on the subject of Travis Kelce who Dorsey remarked, “is going to be something special!” As the conversation proceeded he continued on to say that, Kelce had reached out to Tony G. asking him what it took to be successful… Dorsey said Kelce is now on the same conditioning program that Tony has followed during his career, he is doing the little things, staying after practice & catching 100′s balls, etc… I was excited when we drafted Kelce, but more-so now… Gonna keep my eye on this one!

  • griffongrad

    Most surprising to me is Moeaki listed as third string tight end.

    • BWrangler

      Actually not that surprised by this. Tony M. has to show that his past injuries have not degraded his abilities. I think Fasano and Kelce should be listed ahead of him, in that order.

      • ImpudentObserver

        That makes no kinda sense! A rookie ahead of a proven veteran starter who was hurt?

        • chiefridgy

          You’re right. Moeaki better step it up huh.

        • KCMikeG

          Moeaki is already showing it in camp. It will work itself out by the season opener.

        • http://www.facebook.com/cfolks24 Connor Folks

          moeaki is hardly a veteran. he has had one good year and has been hurt since then, while fasano is in his 8th season as a PROVEN vet and travis kelce is in the works to be the next gronk. no need to worry, i expect to see fasano and kelce blocking for jamaal and then kelce and moeaki catching the pigskin down the field

          • ImpudentObserver

            Agree with everything you said except “moeaki is hardly a veteran.” One season — good or not — makes him a vet. I know this early depth chart means little, but you better believe players see the order as a measure of respect. I’m a fan of Kelce and can’t wait to see how he develops — but he ain’t played a single down in an NFL game. He’s got to prove his worth not in training camp but in a game where it counts — just as Moeki had to — and did, big time.

    • micah stephenson

      Surprised me too. Moeaki has been making plays in camp. He looks like a starter. I know we keeping all 3 TEs.

      • KCMikeG

        It is probably due to Moeaki missing time in camp.

  • FaAmos

    I think this is actually pretty revealing, it looks like Hemingway is the fourth WR and Moeaki as the 3rd WR is surprising and a little disappointing. I’m glad about Hemingway I loved that draft pick and thought he was like a mini Hakim Nicks

  • Carlos Nevarez

    Reid has and old school mentality it seems. He always gives team vets and older guys the first Opportunity to get the job first. Its their job to lose. That’s why Bailey’s ahead of Austen. Bailey’s been here longer. It’s called respect.

  • Lyle Graversen

    A few thoughts:

    1. Bray over Stanzi says a lot to me. An undrafted rookie over a guy in his third year with the team? Bye bye Stanzi.

    2. (Just my opinion) I think the WR spots are wide open. I think Bowe will start and McCluster will be the slot guy. After that I think this depth chart could be completely different come opening day.

    3. I’m a little surprised that they put Moeaki behind Kelce. However, don’t assume that means he’s done in KC. They’ve used him in camp with the first string just as much as the other two. Hell, they could have just put them in alphabetical order. I think they plan to use all three.

    4. The offensive line depth looks screwy to me. Schwartz filled in with the first string at LG when Allen was hurt but they have him at RT. Reynolds played tackle the day I was at camp and he’s listed as a guard and I’m pretty sure Draheim was playing center when I was at camp and they have him at guard on here as well. I’ll be curious where they play Friday.

    5. Toribio at DE and not NT?

    6. Catapano has been working with the LBs and they have him at DE?

    7. I’ve heard Nico has been getting some first string snaps here and there. Interesting to see how much he and Jordan play on Friday.

  • tm1946

    More likely a carrot and stick approach. Carrot to see if someone needs to see his name in lights to get the most out of him and a stick to wake up another guy to see if he wants to play for the Chiefs or not.
    The way they have been moving OL off and on the roster, suspect changes will occur even after season starts.

    • Chris Tarrants

      If that happens it will with the ol it will be our downfall! They need the best five set in stone by week one. Kinda tough to build chemistry otherwise

      • tm1946

        I would say the coaches are dealing with 80 individuals and if they get the most of out each, sometimes you have to take different approaches. With a team that won 2 games last year, chemistry while important is not the issue yet.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I don’t think the tight end position is saying anything but alphabetical order. All 3 have been used with the 1′s and will get a lot of playing time depending on the sets they’re running. We might have the strongest TE group in the NFL when all is said and done. I really believe that Kelce is going to be a beast and both Fasano and Moeaki are good. Actually Moeaki could end up being very good.

  • KCMikeG

    I would have said flip a coin between Allen & Schwartz during Allen’s shoulder injury but he has come back with a vengeance! Best I have seen him look.

    • micah stephenson

      R u saying Allen is looking real good? Schwart is HUUUUGE, he might of made Allen nervous about losing his position to him. I’m glad we got Stephenson and Schwart at the back up OTs. We just need some back up interior line men.

      • KCMikeG

        Yes. Allen has suddenly found a groove. Schwartz is Huge – 33 pounds heavier than Allen and 4 years experience. Great to have real competition from out back ups. Stephenson is improving too. With the really good blocking TE’s we have Charles & McCluster will have big years!

  • Jim Harper

    This list at this point in time means squat! Rico Richardson has had a great camp and they have him dead last at 7th? They must have put this together using darts and a blindfold. However I did agree with most of it.

  • Nico Marquez

    What is stopping KC from signing Brandon Lloyd? Bowe and Lloyd with Avery in slot… Danger for opposing defenses

  • Hank

    This depth chart is looking good! QB’s looking great. Tackles are going to be good out there. Guards 1st & 2nd string look good. Watkins was just brought in and he is decent at blocking because of his enormous size, but he is way way too slow, you should see this kid out on the field, like a turtle. Players are going to run right pass him

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