What should the Kansas City Chiefs expect from their rookies in year one?

How much should we expect the Chiefs rookies to contribute toward a three-peat attempt in 2024?
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Round 6, Pick 211: Kamal Hadden, CB

Kamal Hadden
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Hadden was a high-level fit for the Chiefs because of his size and ball production. After a season-ending injury and some poor testing, he was still available at the end of the sixth round.

The Chiefs have been excellent at identifying CB talent at this part of the draft. Hadden brings depth and competition to a position that needs it. Hadden will compete for snaps alongside Nazeeh Johnson, Nic Jones, Joshua Williams, and Jaylen Watson.

Hadden could be a starter or a healthy scratch for most games. It really depends on how his pre-season goes. His special teams impact (as always) will help him make the roster and be active.

Round 7, Pick 248: CJ Hanson, IOL

CJ Hanson
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A rare athlete at the interior part of the line Hanson will be a project for offensive line coach Andy Heck. The Holy Cross offense is very run-heavy so pure pass sets are a rarity. Hanson will come into camp as another body to mix in the second- and third-team offense. The best thing he can do to make the roster is continue to show the versatility that helped get him drafted and improve his technique. If he makes the roster he will likely not be active on game day. However, that's acceptable given where he came from. In 2025, you hope he's Nick Allegretti or more.