Early 53-man roster predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs after the 2024 NFL Draft

With the rookie class figured out, let's take a way-too-early look at what the 53-man roster could resemble.
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Players: George Karlaftis, Chris Jones, Mike Danna, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Derrick Nnadi, Mike Pennel, Malik Herring, B.J. Thompson, Neil Farrell, Turk Wharton

We've got the Chiefs defensive line carrying 10 players up front and the majority of them should already be familiar to fans. All of them, actually.

Karlaftis and Danna are slated to hold down the starting defensive end slots with Anudike-Uzomah serving as the primary rotational backup on the edge. Jones and Nnadi hold down the middle in the base defense.

Pennel had such a nice showing last postseason that the Chiefs brought him back on a one-year deal and they've made no investments in new personnel to jeopardize that role. Wharton also has a clear path to return to K.C.

Thompson is an interesting name here because he was absent as a rookie but was always a healthy scratch for the team. The Chiefs will be anxious to see what he can do after allowing him to take up a roster spot each week for the sake of long-term development. Much of the same can be said about Neil Farrell after coming over from the Raiders in a preseason trade.