Chiefs rumors: Baylor offensive lineman draws pre-draft interest from Kansas City

Clark Barrington turned heads this offseason and one report has the Chiefs and Patriots among interested teams.
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Like any other NFL team, the Kansas City Chiefs suffered some considerable losses at multiple positions this offseason. It's the nature of free agency or retirement that creates roster concerns, and the Chiefs have gone to work trying to address those issues as best as they can.

With the 2024 NFL Draft ahead, the Chiefs will have another significant chance to address potential roster holes with early draft picks. According to most analysts and fans, those positions are expected to be wide receiver, defensive tackle, or offensive tackle. However, you can bet that the Chiefs will also be keeping track of the prospects available along the offensive interior.

Clark Barrington turned heads this offseason and one report has the Chiefs and Patriots among interested teams.

This offseason, the Chiefs watched Nick Allegretti leave in free agency for a well-deserved payday from the Washington Commanders. While Chiefs Kingdom was happy to see him earn that payout, it was also tough to see such a tough member of the offensive line leave. He was a tremendous sub who was always at the ready and now the Chiefs need some dependable help inside.

Fortunately the Chiefs are doing their homework (of course) and one name that's been leaked is Baylor offensive lineman Clark Barrington.

As Justin Melo of the Draft Network reports, Barrington says he drew the most interest from the Chiefs and Patriots at the Hula Bowl, another postseason all-star exhibition in which Barrington performed rather well.

Barrington came to Baylor as a transfer from Brigham Young as a fifth-year senior. After starting for multiple years at left guard for the Cougars, he switched roles to center for the Bears up front for the first six games of the season before taking over at left guard in Waco as well.

One major issue with Barrington is likely going to be the fact that he's 26 years old, so even with the versatility and experience, the truth is that he's as old as some of the free agents the Chiefs could consider signing to serve the same purpose. Still if he's pro ready, he could be a cost-controlled performer to compete inside for K.C. with Mike Caliendo and others ready to step up there.