Kansas City Chiefs: Pro Football Focus Rankings For Every Position After Week 7
By Brett Gering
Sep 21, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) under center Rodney Hudson (61) with guard Zach Fulton (73) and guard Mike McGlynn (75) in the second quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Hudson is the most underrated player on Kansas City’s roster, and it’s not even close.
De’Anthony Thomas’ sideline-straddling touchdown was a product of his X-Men-like athleticism, but it wouldn’t have come to fruition without Hudson blocking Patrick Willis and Chris Culliver.
Jamaal Charles became Kansas City’s all-time leading rusher due to a similar effort from his center, only instead of two defenders, Hudson obstructed three.
He chipped Kendall Reyes and Jarret Johnson, then rounded the corner and plowed Marcus Gilchrist. All three would’ve otherwise been in position to tackle No. 25.
Eric Fisher is slowly but surely improving.
The thorn in his side comes in the form of balance. In weeks that he excels in pass protection, he seems to do the opposite in run blocking and vice versa.
After a sluggish start to his first season, Zach Fulton is shows signs of turning the corner, particularly in the passing game. The sixth-round rookie has only allowed one sack this season and hasn’t been flagged for a penalty since Week 2.
To put it bluntly, Mike McGlynn is gonna Mike McGlynn. PFF currently rates him as the worst screen-blocker and second-to-worst run-blocker amongst guards.
Fisher’s T Ranking: No. 61 of 71
McGlynn’s G Ranking: No. 74 of 78
Hudson’s C Ranking: No. 7 of 41
Fulton’s G Ranking No. 57 of 78
Ranking Ranking No. 52 of 71