It’s a bit unfair to Joshua Kaindoh to ask anything of him in this rookie season.
Not everyone gets such a pass, but from time to time, a player is known for being a complete project and Kaindoh fits that bill. The Chiefs selected him in the fourth round overall, which is a weird place for a prospect like Kaindoh. He lacks any of the statistics to merit being taken that high (or anywhere close to it). That said, his measurables are as such that the fourth round was as far as he was going to fall given how scouts project he might turn out.
The Chiefs coaches were given the task to work with Kaindoh as a sort of modeling clay to form into something worthwhile at the pro level. Given how hard it can be to find impact pass rushers in the NFL, especially for teams picking at the bottom of every round, the Chiefs took a gamble and rolled the dice on a guy who had a total of a single sack in his final two years at Florida State.
Now, however, the Chiefs could use a boost in the pass rush given that they’re getting next to nothing from the veterans who were positioned in front of Kaindoh on the roster. From Alex Okafor to Frank Clark, it’s just been a frustrating season overall in terms of the disruption (or lack of it) generated by the defensive front.
There’s still plenty of runway left for Kaindoh to continue to learn at the pro level, and it would be huge if he could step up and provide a productive push as a rotational rusher even though it’s his rookie season.