1. Prince Tega Wanogho, Offensive Tackle
By far the most likely reserve/futures contract player to make the Chiefs 53-man roster is 2020 sixth round pick Prince Tega Wanogho. An incredible story, the Nigerian born former Auburn Tiger’s path to the NFL is as interesting as it is unlikely.
Nonetheless, the 6-foot-5-inch lineman failed to make the Philadelphia Eagles roster after they drafted him last spring. Instead, they signed him to their practice squad where he remained throughout the season. As soon as his contract expired there, however, the Kansas City Chiefs brought him in for a visit and promptly signed him to a futures deal.
There are a couple of reasons why Wanogho is most likely to make the team in the fall. First, the team is currently undergoing a radical overhaul of the offensive line after injuries left them helpless in the Super Bowl. The season also left the future at the position murky from left to right. Of al positions on the roster, this one has the most opportunity for a player to break out. But second, and as importantly, is the fact that he’s a really good football player. Injuries devalued his draft stock and limited his potential as a rookie (not to mention the lack of an offseason last year). However, with a full offseason and his immense athletic ability, anything is possible.