Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster predictions 2.0

The Kansas City Chiefs now have two preseason games down and the roster is becoming clear with only a few spots up for grabs.

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Offensive Line (9)

53-Man Roster Locks:

Donovan Smith

Joe Thuney

Creed Humphrey

Trey Smith

Jawaan Taylor

Wanya Morris

Nick Allegretti

Darian Kinnard

Lucas Niang

Practice Squad Candidates:

Mike Caliendo

Prince Tega Wanogho

Jason Godrick

Missing the Cut:

Sebastian Gutierrez

Austin Reiter

Jerome Carvin

Anderson Hardy

The Chiefs starting five is set and looks great. Wanya Morris has had a promising start to his career as a swing tackle option. Nick Allegretti is a lock as interior depth and I believe Kinnard's draft capital from a year ago and play at guard this preseason will keep him around as well.

I considered having Lucas Niang vs Prince Tega Wanogho as a battle for the final backup tackle spot, but I can't see them cutting Niang and his starting experience when they have Morris on the roster who can back up left tackle. In fact, keeping Niang means Morris can primarily play left tackle with the second team in practice which will allow him to develop as a potential replacement for Donovan Smith.

Mike Caliendo has looked like someone worth keeping around on the practice squad and I think Jason Godrick has shown enough movement skills as someone completely new to the sport of football to potentially keep around on the practice squad as well.

Now let's move to the defensive side of the ball.