Nov 9, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Without question, this will be the most-watched group on the field throughout camp. The offensive line was nothing short of an unmitigated grease fire last year without a fire engine in sight. General manager John Dorsey was clearly intent on fixing the problem this offseason, drafting Mitch Morse in the second round out of the University of Missouri after trading for Ben Grubbs and signing Paul Fanaika.
Grubbs will be replacing Mike McGlynn at left guard, who ranked worst of any guard last season, per Pro Football Focus. Eric Fisher will be the starter on the left side after adding 20 pounds of muscle this offseason. From center to right tackle, everything is up for grabs. It is likely that Donald Stephenson starts at tackle in his contract year, although it is not a certainty.
Eric Kush and Morse are going to battle at center, with Kush having the upper hand. Kush has been in the system – a very complex one – for three years, so he knows all the calls. Meanwhile, at right guard, Jeff Allen, Zach Fulton and Fanaika will be getting after it. Fulton started all 16 games last year but Allen has been a starter for years before getting hurt in Week 1 in 2014. Look for Fanaika and Fulton to be reserves, while Allen takes the starting role.
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