RB Brendan Knox
Running back Brendan Knox is the least known entity on this list but has the path for a niche roster role.
Knox, a Marshall alum, was not drafted in the 2021 NFL draft, after recording more than 3,000 yards from scrimmage and 25 total touchdowns during his college career. Knox was last seen in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys’ 2021 preseason roster, where he racked up 110 all-purpose yards on 29 touches. He did not make the final 53-man roster unfortunately and stayed out of the league for the remaining season.
After watching his college tape, it is hard not to recognize Knox’s potential. He ran primarily between the tackles, gaining yards after contact and making decisive cuts. He was not the shiftiest runner but has enough agility to make players miss in the open field. Knox also has untapped receiving potential as well, as his receptions often went for large gains.
If Kansas City wants another option for a third-down back, Knox could be that. He has a large, 6′, 223 lbs. frame, which will help in pass protection. Knox’s playstyle, body type, and optimal usage are similar to former Chiefs running back Darrel Wiliams. While that is not the expectation, Knox has the potential to reach that if Kansas City keeps him.