Five Chiefs players who helped their stock against the Cardinals

How seriously should the Chiefs really take any of the results from Saturday's win over the Cardinals?

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Chamarri Conner

Just like Rashee Rice, Chamarri Conner was another impressive rookie for the Chiefs on Saturday whose body of work was mixed yet largely tilted toward the positive end.

The Chiefs picked up Conner in the fourth round of this year's NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech after trading up to get him. The Chiefs praised his toughness and versatility and it was clear on Saturday night that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wanted to use the exhibition against the Cardinals to see more clearly just how he can use Conner on the field.

Conner got early looks in the slot in the first quarter and put up a solid showing overall in the game. While there were some mistakes, Conner also looked good close up in the box as a willing tackler and plus blitzer, which should come in handy if L'Jarius Sneed's knee injury is a thing during the regular season.

It's a shame that Nazeeh Johnson was lost for the season and Nic Jones, the team's seventh-round pick this year, is also injured with fractured fingers. But there's still plenty of young talent in this secondary and Conner is doing what he can to make his presence felt.

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