Creed Humphrey stands out
Creed Humphrey was another day two steal for the Chiefs in this spring’s NFL Draft, and he also showed why Kansas City was ecstatic that he was available in the second round. Humphrey played on 41 pass-block snaps and allowed no sacks and no quarterback pressures. Highly impressive for a rookie debut against an above-average defensive line. Overall, the entire offensive line was more than sufficient, but Humphrey stood out among the three rookies on the line.
Chris Jones dominates
It is hard to believe, but I feel Chris Jones still flies under the radar when it comes to the most important players on this Chiefs’ defense. People talk about Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu, but Jones is the ‘glue’ of this defense. The 27-year-old defensive tackle dominated when the team needed him most, compiling two sacks on Sunday.
Jones is showing how versatile he can be by playing inside and on the edge, and dominating in both areas. Mathieu is great for this defense and is a true leader, but Jones is so dominant on that defensive line that it opens up opportunities for the other pass rushers.
Jones could be a contender for defensive player of the year this season. His statistics are going to fly through the roof if he continues to be utilized at both defensive tackle and defensive end.