What could the Kansas City Chiefs active roster look like?
(9) Make: Eric Fisher / Cameron Erving / Mitch Morse / Laurent Duvernay-Tardif / Mitchell Schwartz / Andrew Wylie Parker Ehinger / Bryan Witzmann / Kahlil McKenzie
(2) IR / PUP: Tejan Koroma / Dillon Gordon
(1) Practice Squad: Ryan Hunter
(3) Miss: Jordan Devey / Bentley Spain / Jimmy Murray
Eric Fisher, Mitchell Schwartz, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Mitch Morse, Cameron Erving, Andrew Wylie and Kahlil McKenzie are pretty much locks for the 53-man roster. Which leaves only one or two spots left for remaining offensive line players as Reid has always kept 8 to 9 guys at that position.
There are really only four guys in the running for these final two spots. Bryan Witzmann, Parker Ehinger, Jordan Devey, and Ryan Hunter. While none of them have really separated themselves from the pack I have my idea who will get those final roster spots.
I am giving the edge to Witzmann and Ehinger. Both are younger than Devey. Witzmann has been seemed to be higher on depth chart than Devey since signing with Chiefs. Ehinger still has upside that I’m not sure the Chiefs are ready to give up on just yet. Hunter could have a bright future and is almost guaranteed a practice squad landing, however, I don’t think he makes the 53 at this time. This does not mean he won’t I just think the chances are slim for him.
(2) Make: Xavier Williams / Derrick Nnadi
(1) Practice Squad: Dee Liner
(4) Miss: Mike Purcell / Ty McGill / Stefan Charles / Justin Hamilton
Derrick Nnadi and Xavier Williams both have looked much better than I anticipated out the gate for us. Nnadi has so much power and commands the middle. Williams does well against the run and both are going to be a nice upgrade that we have needed in the middle of our defensive line.
There is a possibility one of these other guys could find a way on the roster. They could be used as a third DT or maybe even as a versatile player along the line, but I think these two are it.
(3) Make: Chris Jones / Allen Bailey / Jarvis Jenkins
(0) Miss: N/A
Chris Jones is loved by all. Allen Bailey is good against the run and we don’t really have anyone who could replace him at the moment. Expect this to be Bailey’s last season in K.C. without a big season from him. Jarvis Jenkins is a nice rotational guy to have who has stepped in nicely when needed the last couple of years. Unless there is something I largely overlooked I wouldn’t expect any surprises at defensive end barring a trade or nice free agent acquisition after league wide cut down.