With free agency set to ramp up and the 2016 NFL Draft slowly but surely coming, fans and analysts will all look at possible free agent and draft targets to fill holes and needs on the Kansas City Chiefs’ roster. While it’s fun to speculate on Free Agent X or Draft Prospect Y joining the team, we can never truly know who John Dorsey is looking at or how his draft board is being assembled.
What we do know, however, is who is currently on the roster and will be competing for one of the final 53 spots. I’m going to look at one player from each position who for one reason or another isn’t being talked about or thought about much but should not be forgotten.
So, who are some internal options who have the capability to assume a bigger role and contribute for the Chiefs? Let’s look into it.
QB: Tyler Bray
Many assumed that when Bray tore his ACL playing basketball a little over a year ago, his experiment in KC was over. To the surprise of many, however, he ended up receiving a two-year contract extension in September. To me this clearly shows that QB guru Andy Reid sees something in this kid to keep giving him a chance to show what he can do.
While not your prototypical west-coast QB, Bray possesses pure arm talent that few players in the entire NFL can match. His inconsistency in his techniques and decision making is what ultimately made him go undrafted, but his time the past few seasons learning the intricacies of the QB position makes me excited to see him in training camp and preseason as he likely battles with Aaron Murray for the backup job.
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