Trey Smith, IOL
The Chiefs have reinvented their offensive line this offseason, but the name that people shouldn’t discredit is rookie guard Trey Smith. Smith was the Chiefs sixth round pick, but shouldn’t be thought of as a late-round talent. He was a former All-SEC player and second team All-America at the University of Tennessee. He is an incredible offensive linemen whose draft stock was left to the mercy of a medical condition that popped up on his physicals—the fright that accompanied a history of blood clots in his lungs. (The Chiefs, by the way, said they feel completely comfortable with his medical history.)
Smith is going to face a lot of competition with the Chiefs at right guard, but with a good camp, he could be looking to be a serious part of the team’s rebuild along the offensive line. The Chiefs have the potential to be a great team, but that all starts with protecting Patrick Mahomes, which Smith can do should he get the opportunity to play on the interior part of the line.