Where should the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line rank overall in NFL?

A recent ranking at FanSided has the Chiefs at No. 8 overall in the league.
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It's no secret that the Kansas City Chiefs employ perhaps the greatest interior core of any offensive line in the National Football League. But what about the state of the entire line, tackles included? And how would the entire unit stack up compared to every other after an offseason of changes?

The Chiefs have largely kept their offensive front the same this past offseason even as they've added plenty of young depth. It's possible for a new starter to break out in training camp (we'll get to that in a second), but for the most part, the Chiefs drafted three new players up front to potentially grow into useful parts down the road.

The Chiefs can, however, easily get by this season with the same starting five that most fans would have listed left to right from the moment free agency began. That's at least how Lou Scataglia of FanSided sees it and that was the line he used to rank the Chiefs in a recent rundown of the NFL's best and worst.

A recent ranking at FanSided has the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line at No. 8 overall in the league.

For our purposes, let's review the line that Scataglia is judging. Wanya Morris is outside as the team's left tackle as the team's best blend of experience and promise. Jawaan Taylor is on the right side and is locked in for at least another year beyond this one as last year's big-ticket free agent. Inside are the celebrated trio of Joe Thuney at left guard, Creed Humphrey at center, and Trey Smith at right guard.

Together FanSided's ranking has them at No. 8 overall, which is good news when including any questions at the bookends. Taylor led the NFL in penalties a year ago while Morris only has a handful of starts that came down the stretch as Donovan Smith was injured.

Still given the Chiefs core, it feels wrong to have them this low even as they stand among the top 25 percent in these rankings. Scataglia has the Denver Broncos at No. 7, which is his first and most egregious error. From there, it depends on what you think of the front lines of the New York Jets or Indianapolis Colts.

Beyond that, there's decent agreement on the league's best lines belonging to the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, and Cleveland Browns. Do the Chiefs fit in that foursome? The tackle situation has to settle on the left side first, but if Kingsley Suamataia can be a long-term answer, this line's potential could go even higher.