Shane Lemieux, OG, Oregon
Coming out of Oregon, Shane Lemieux is a 6’4″, 310 lb. offensive guard. Lemieux started every game over his four year span at Oregon. This past year, he only allowed one sack and three QB hits in almost 500 snaps. He’s a consistent guard who’s got a lot of experience.
Lemieux is another guy who might not contribute to the team immediately, but I would love him as a backup and for him to develop into an eventual starter. With this draft’s depth at offensive line, Lemieux is someone who could go late in the second round or early to mid third round. If the Chiefs traded back from #63 or up from #96, Lemieux would be an excellent pick.
Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
Another guard I like is Logan Stenberg, a 6’6″, 317 lbs. offensive guard from Kentucky. Since his sophomore year, Stenberg was a consistent contributor for Kentucky, starting every game for them. He’s had some penalty problems, which even caused him to get benched for a couple drives against Virginia Tech.
In fact, he has a reputation of being nasty according to his teammates and coaches. But it’s a good nasty for Steneberg. He plays with the fire that you want on your offensive line. He’s projected to go around the fourth round, and would be a great pick up for the Chiefs.
Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
Cesar Ruiz is my biggest draft crush at the center position. Ruiz comes in at 6’3″, 307 lbs. and ran a 5.08 40-yard dash. Ruiz is, in my mind and many others’ minds, the best center this draft. At least top two. Pro Football Focus rated Ruiz as the best pass blocking center this past season, and his stats showed it: he allowed only eight pressures all season.
Ruiz is likely going to go early in the second round, but I would not be opposed at all if the Chiefs grabbed him at pick #32. He’s a guy who can come in and be the team’s center for a long time and is just the guy I want protecting Patrick Mahomes.