Kansas City Chiefs roster shows its depth

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Week 3 of the preseason is in the books, and the Kansas City Chiefs roster continues to show us something.  This week against the Titans, one thing stood out above all else in my book…the Chiefs can put a hurting on the lesser teams in the NFL.  That’s a good thing.  Good teams beat bad teams.  Very good teams beat bad teams by a lot.  But, as always, you have to look beyond the scoreboard to the game itself.  You have to see HOW the game is being won.  The five things I was looking at this week?

Right Guard:  Laurent Duvernay-Tardif looked much better this week than he did against the Seahawks.  However, that should have been expected.  The Titans defensive line is weak … and that’s being generous.  Unfortunately, there were still several plays where LDT wasn’t holding his ground the way you expect an NFL lineman to.  The Titans were able to get a push along the right side.  The Chiefs still have to find a better answer.

At this point, I’m almost ready for Andy to lace ’em up and try his hand at RG. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Fulton, much like LDT, looked much better this week.  I still feel like he is a better option than Tardif.  However, Fulton has not played like a guy who is ready to start.  He’s played like a second year, sixth round draft pick.  And while I still feel comfortable about him in the long run, he would be a concern for the offensive line this year.

The talk around Chiefs Kingdom has put Jeff Allen squarely back in the mix at right guard.  Personally, I still prefer him at right tackle where he will be able to work in space.  When you look on his tape, he is clearly better when he has room to work than when he’s in the “phone booth” between a tackle and center.  However, the Chiefs may not have any other options on the roster at this point.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some options not currently on the roster.  While Evan Mathis is no longer an option, there are still some very interesting players that may be available in a trade.  Spencer Lanning with the Redskins, John Greco of the Browns, and either John Urschel or Kelechi Osemele of the Ravens could be had in a trade.  Each of those teams has some need that the Chiefs have a surplus at.  Don’t be surprised if the Chiefs turn into players in the trade market soon.

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