4. Tyler Clark, Defensive Tackle
Undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, former Geogia Bulldog Tyler Clark spent his rookie season bouncing from practice squad to practice squad before landing in Kansas City at the end of December. The Chiefs added the former SEC contributor on December 31st, after short stints with the Cincinnati Bengals early in the season and the Chicago Bears in early December.
Clark has some pass rushing ability, but would most likely contribute to the Chiefs as a run stopper, filling a role that could be vacated by free agent Mike Pennel this offseason. A solid rock standing 6’3″ and weighing a stout 289lbs, Clark played a little smaller than the 330lb Pennel, but a full offseason ahead of him could easily resolve any outstanding issues the team may have with his size.
While he’s unlikely to overtake Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi or Tershawn Wharton on the roster, 2019 third round pick Khalen Saunders has clearly fallen out of favor with Spagnuolo and the coaching staff, so the potential does exist for an opening along the defensive front.
After seeing what Wharton was able to accomplish as a UDFA in 2020, it wouldn’t be a surprise to anyone to see Tyler Clark be the next unheralded, undrafted player to get a chance to make an impact for the Chiefs.