The Kansas City Chiefs have nine rookies. Which one will be the most productive?
Kansas City has a large incoming draft class and one that is going to be getting plenty of attention. Last year, it was obvious that Marcus Peters and Mitch Morse would be starting right away. This season, there is no obvious starter and yet the competition will be fierce.
Over at ESPN, the question was posed to NFL Nation: which rookie will make the largest impact on each team? For our Chiefs, Adam Teicher stated it would be KeiVarae Russell, going on to say that Russell was drafted highest of the three corners, while Chris Jones is blocked by Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey.
I would agree with Teicher. Russell looks on tape to be the most NFL-ready and is a great scheme fit. My other dark horse bet would be Parker Ehinger, who might be able to beat out Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at left guard. Both Eric Murray and D.J. White will have their opportunities to start opposite Peters, but Russell has the inside track as a third-round pick from Notre Dame.
Jones should be seeing action as a rookie, but he won’t start barring an injury. Dadi Nicolas has no chance of playing anywhere but special teams. Demarcus Robinson could also be an intriguing play, although Andy Reid’s offense is brutal to learn for a young receiver.
What do you say, Addicts? Who makes the biggest impact right away?