5 Things To Watch: Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Minicamp and OTAs

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Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the beginning of rookie minicamp for the Kansas City Chiefs and will last through Monday. This will immediately followed by a round of voluntary OTA in which the veterans will take part. The next week should answer a few questions we’ve had about the present standing of the depth chart, health of certain players, and what to expect from the Chiefs heading into training camp.

By no means will this week answer every question we have about the Chiefs, nor does it mean that things may change significantly a month from now. But it is football – actual real life football – and any hint at some answers to how the Chiefs plan to attack 2014 on the field will be a welcome reprieve from girlfriend scouting report posts.

So let’s get to this. Here are five things I’ll be looking for over the next week.

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  • berttheclock

    The development of Harris may be the reason Dorsey did not go after Erik Swoope, the six five forward from Miami. Perhaps, it, also, explains why Dorsey did not invite Lyerla to KC. Lyerla, is a super talent, but, has major baggage. Ted Thompson decided to “Leave no troubled athletic TE behind”, as he has signed him.

    • Ben Nielsen

      I’m not sure the Chiefs are in a position to be adding guys like Lyerla yet. They’re still in a rebuilding stage and they don’t have the kind of locker room stability at key positions as GB. If Smith agrees to an extension maybe that changes next offseason.

  • Randall Miller

    Ben….please Linkenbach is not in any starting equation and we had all better pray we don’t see him in the regular season.

    • Ben Nielsen

      He has the most starting experience of anyone in the equation right now. I agree that if he’s asked to start all 16 games then KC has a problem.

  • KCMikeG

    Don’t players like Commings and Kelce get to go to camp since they were on IR all year?

  • KCMikeG

    DAT is listen as a RB not a WR on the Chief’s roster. I’m sure he will see action in multiple positions as he learns Reid’s playbook.

  • area

    While I’m both excited/trepidatious about about our receiving corps, I think Reid has it handled. Our o-line worries me in that there are so many unknowns. Where Reid loved his big uglies in Philly..Dorsey via the Ted Thompson mantra likes to go cheap. Green Bay was always in the running for QB sacks, hurries the last few years. If AS11 were to get hurt and miss substantial games KC will be picking early in the draft next year due to the schedule this season.

  • Hawthorne

    Definitely want to see Demetrius Harris’ development. If he’s ready to go this year, we could have a solid group of TEs. I’m optimistic about Dressler and Jenkins, DAT should see some time at WR as well. If Knile Davis is ready to go, it would be interesting to give Charles some time at WR. We could have Knile at RB, DAT in the slot, Kelce in at TE and Charles and Bowe on the Outside.

  • freshmeat62

    What’s wrong w/ the girlfriend scouting report? I kind of like it myself! I’m even hoping for a Brodie Croyal comeback. WOW!!!

  • superman_25_58

    I think Thomas will be better than most think………. I mean he did play in that fast paced offense for the Ducks led by the Eagles current head coach Chip Kelley who made the playoffs his first year as a NFL coach while running his same system he ran in college basicly IMO. I’m ready and excited to see what this kid is capable of in the NFL.