Stevie Brown, S
In three years of the Reid-Dorsey era, the Chiefs have done an incredible job finding value players at the safety position. Names like Husain Abdullah, Tyvon Branch, and Kurt Coleman have been placed in rotational, niche roles with success in Kansas City. Brown could be 2016’s version of just that, especially if Eric Berry takes his time reporting to camp.
Best known for his breakout season with the Giants in 2012, the former 7th round pick would go on to tear his ACL entering the 2013 season. Brown also did not play in the NFL last year. You must be thinking how much can we really expect here, but training camp is all about the element of surprise from an unlikely source.
Brown is on a one-year contract, and this might be his last chance to survive in the NFL. He should be highly motivated to recapture a form of himself that saw him rack up 76 combined tackles, eight interceptions, and 11 passes defended just a few years back.
The Chiefs will need all the help they can get in the secondary this year, so guys will be given plenty of opportunities to shown their worth over the next month. Since Kansas City and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton do such a great job using their safeties creatively, Brown is certainly worth keeping an eye on at St. Joe’s.