Kansas City Chiefs Roster 2018 Chiefs Roster

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The Alex Smith era quickly came to a close, and Patrick Mahomes is the big name on campus. He is entering his second year, and was drafted tenth overall in 2017. Mahomes has a solid core around him, and a strong running game. The problem is the defense will put some pressure on Mahomes to put up points. That wasn’t an issue for him at Texas Tech by any means. Kareem Hunt had a monster rookie yet, and will be the lead back again here. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West will be guys to be mixed in every now and then. Tyreek Hill has been an explosive option used all over the field the last few seasons. Now he has Sammy Watkins to play on the outside, and of course Travis Kelce at tight end. This is a group that is expected to be playing from behind a lot, or in shootout games.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes P. Mahomes 15
78
#30 QB 1 6'2" 225 23 9/17/95 3 2017 1 10 Texas Tech
QB Chad Henne Chad Henne C. Henne 4
66
#67 QB 2 6'3" 230 33 7/2/85 11 2008 2 57 Michigan
QB EJ Manuel EJ Manuel E. Manuel 3
62
#122 QB 6'5" 237 29 3/19/90 6 2013 1 16 Florida State
RB Carlos Hyde Carlos Hyde C. Hyde 34
84
#25 RB 1 6'0" 230 27 9/20/91 6 2014 2 57 Ohio State
RB Damien Williams Damien Williams D. Williams 26
78
#43 RB 2 5'11" 222 27 4/3/92 6 2014 Oklahoma
RB Darrel Williams Darrel Williams D. Williams 31
66
#100 RB 6'0" 225 24 4/15/95 2 2018 LSU
RB J.D. Moore J.D. Moore J. Moore 43
69
6'3" 235 23 5/30/95 1 2018 LSU
OT Eric Fisher Eric Fisher E. Fisher 72
75
#43 OT 1 6'7" 306 28 1/5/91 7 2013 1 1 Central Michigan
OT Mitchell Schwartz Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz 71
78
#36 OT 1 6'5" 320 29 6/8/89 8 2012 2 37 California
OT Andrew Wylie Andrew Wylie A. Wylie 77
68
#77 OT 2 6'6" 311 24 8/19/94 2 2017 Eastern Michigan
OT Justin Senior Justin Senior J. Senior 62
63
3 6'5" 331 24 7/8/94 1 2017 6 210 Mississippi State
OT Devondre Seymour Devondre Seymour D. Seymour 73
68
#90 OT 6'6" 299 0 2018 Southern Illinois
ILB Reggie Ragland Reggie Ragland R. Ragland 59
80
#17 ILB 1 6'1" 247 25 9/24/93 4 2016 2 41 Alabama
OLB Dorian O'Daniel Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel 44
65
#79 OLB 1 6'1" 223 24 9/4/94 2 2018 3 100 Clemson
OLB Anthony Hitchens Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens 53
83
#7 OLB 1 6'0" 240 26 6/10/92 6 2014 4 119 Iowa
OLB Damien Wilson Damien Wilson D. Wilson 57
71
#72 OLB 2 6'0" 245 25 5/28/93 5 2015 4 127 Minnesota
OLB Jeremiah Attaochu Jeremiah Attaochu J. Attaochu 55
75
#53 OLB 2 6'3" 252 26 1/17/93 6 2014 2 50 Georgia Tech
OLB Martrell Spaight Martrell Spaight M. Spaight 47
63
#123 OLB 3 6'0" 236 25 8/5/93 5 2015 5 141 Arkansas
OLB Ben Niemann Ben Niemann B. Niemann 56
68
#60 OLB 3 6'3" 230 23 7/27/95 2 2018 Iowa
SS Jordan Lucas Jordan Lucas J. Lucas 24
61
#73 SS 1 6'0" 198 25 8/2/93 4 2016 6 204 Penn State
SS Daniel Sorensen Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen 49
76
#20 SS 2 6'1" 205 29 3/5/90 6 2014 BYU
SS Armani Watts Armani Watts A. Watts 25
69
#49 SS 3 5'10" 202 23 3/19/96 1 2018 4 124
P Dustin Colquitt Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt 2
85
#3 P 2 6'2" 210 36 5/6/82 15 2005 3 99 Tennessee
FS Tyrann Mathieu Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu 32
94
#2 FS 1 5'9" 186 26 5/13/92 7 2013 3 69 LSU
FS Dontae Johnson Dontae Johnson D. Johnson 28
72
#187 FS 3 6'2" 200 27 12/1/91 6 2014 4 129 North Carolina State
LS James Winchester James Winchester J. Winchester 41
61
#33 LS 6'3" 200 35 3/10/84 5 2013 Oklahoma
C Austin Reiter Austin Reiter A. Reiter 62
64
#62 C 1 6'3" 300 27 11/27/91 4 2015 7 222 South Florida
C Tejan Koroma Tejan Koroma T. Koroma 78
66
#9 C 2 6'0" 290 22 4/27/96 1 2018 BYU
C Jimmy Murray Jimmy Murray J. Murray 67
67
#51 C 3 6'5" 304 23 5/5/95 2 2018 Holy Cross
C Alex Officer Alex Officer A. Officer 63
67
#45 C 6'4" 335 23 10/28/95 0 2018
DT Derrick Nnadi Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi 91
69
#26 DT 1 6'1" 317 22 5/9/96 2 2018 3 75 Florida State
DT Justin Hamilton Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton 74
64
#146 DT 3 6'2" 304 25 7/27/93 3 2015 Louisiana Lafayette
WR Sammy Watkins Sammy Watkins S. Watkins 14
85
#32 WR 1 6'1" 211 25 6/14/93 6 2014 1 4 Clemson
WR Demarcus Robinson Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson 11
73
#113 WR 1 6'1" 203 24 9/21/94 4 2016 4 126 Florida
WR Tyreek Hill Tyreek Hill T. Hill 10
89
#14 WR 1 5'10" 185 25 3/1/94 4 2016 5 165 West Alabama
WR Marcus Kemp Marcus Kemp M. Kemp 19
65
#185 WR 2 6'4" 200 23 8/14/95 2 2017 Hawaii
WR Byron Pringle Byron Pringle B. Pringle 1
69
#169 WR 2 6'1" 203 25 11/17/93 1 2018
WR Gehrig Dieter Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter 12
67
#238 WR 2 6'2" 208 26 2/24/93 2 2017 Alabama
WR Davon Grayson Davon Grayson D. Grayson 85
65
#179 WR 6'1" 199 23 9/5/95 1 2018
WR Anas Hasic Anas Hasic A. Hasic 0
66
#169 WR 5'11" 215 1 2017 West Florida
WR Elijah Marks Elijah Marks E. Marks 85
68
#197 WR 5'11" 182 1 2018 Northern Arizona
WR Sammie Coates Sammie Coates S. Coates 18
70
#127 WR 6'2" 212 26 3/31/93 5 2015 3 87 Auburn
TE Travis Kelce Travis Kelce T. Kelce 87
97
#2 TE 1 6'5" 255 29 10/5/89 7 2013 3 63 Cincinnati
TE Deon Yelder Deon Yelder D. Yelder 82
67
#125 TE 2 6'3" 249 24 3/6/95 2 2018
TE Blake Bell Blake Bell B. Bell 84
63
#177 TE 6'6" 252 27 8/7/91 5 2015 4 117 Oklahoma
DE Frank Clark Frank Clark F. Clark 55
83
#33 DE 1 6'1" 270 25 6/14/93 5 2015 2 63 Michigan
DE Alex Okafor Alex Okafor A. Okafor 57
83
#36 DE 1 6'4" 264 28 2/8/91 7 2013 4 103 Texas
DE Breeland Speaks Breeland Speaks B. Speaks 57
68
#92 DE 2 6'3" 283 23 12/18/95 2 2018 2 46 Ole Miss
DE Emmanuel Ogbah Emmanuel Ogbah E. Ogbah 90
79
#47 DE 2 6'4" 273 25 11/6/93 4 2016 2 32 Oklahoma State
DE Cavon Walker Cavon Walker C. Walker 78
69
#2 DE 3 6'2" 278 24 7/4/94 1 2018
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon 92
67
#102 DE 3 6'7" 280 24 6/14/94 3 2017 2 59 Villanova
FB Anthony Sherman Anthony Sherman A. Sherman 42
77
#7 FB 5'10" 242 30 12/11/88 9 2011 5 136 Connecticut
FB Aaron Ripkowski Aaron Ripkowski A. Ripkowski 22
82
#5 FB 6'1" 255 26 12/20/92 4 2015 6 206 Oklahoma
CB Charvarius Ward Charvarius Ward C. Ward 35
67
#144 CB 1 6'0" 191 22 5/16/96 2 2018
CB Kendall Fuller Kendall Fuller K. Fuller 23
81
#43 CB 1 5'11" 187 24 2/13/95 4 2016 3 84 Virginia Tech
CB Bashaud Breeland Bashaud Breeland B. Breeland 26
74
1 5'11" 197 27 1/30/92 6 2014 4 102 Clemson
CB Tremon Smith Tremon Smith T. Smith 39
69
#121 CB 2 6'0" 186 22 7/20/96 2 2018 6 196
CB Keith Reaser Keith Reaser K. Reaser 30
70
#108 CB 2 5'11" 189 27 7/31/91 4 2014 5 170 Florida Atlantic
NT Chris Jones Chris Jones C. Jones 95
86
#20 NT 1 6'6" 310 24 7/3/94 4 2016 2 37 Mississippi State
NT Xavier Williams Xavier Williams X. Williams 98
72
#23 NT 2 6'2" 325 27 1/18/92 5 2015 Northern Iowa
G Cameron Erving Cameron Erving C. Erving 75
66
#104 G 1 6'5" 313 26 8/23/92 5 2015 1 19 Florida State
G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif 76
79
#26 G 1 6'5" 321 28 2/11/91 6 2014 6 200 McGill (Canada)
G Kahlil McKenzie Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie 66
68
#78 G 2 6'3" 314 22 1/3/97 2 2018 6 198
K Harrison Butker Harrison Butker H. Butker 7
82
#7 K 1 6'4" 206 23 7/14/95 3 2017 7 233 Georgia Tech

Leaning on Young Talent in 2018

The Chiefs season can to an abrupt halt at the hands of the Tennessee Titans in 2017. Marcus Mariota was the heart-breaker that left Kansas City packing. This devastating defeat was almost immediately met with the departure of Alex Smith. Smith moved to the Redskins in a move that left some people baffled. This only impacted and backed the faith the team has in Patrick Mahomes. The team spent a high draft pick on the Texas Tech product, so it left some surprised that the team was willing to give him full run after just a year of learning. The learning curve might not be as tough to overcome for Mahomes, which gives the team promise in 2018.

Vying towards a younger roster, the team immediately switched Mahomes to starter designation. They needed that confidence booster to kick in quickly, so he could adapt to the offense that Andy Reid has applied for the team. This face-paced, West Coast design is something Mahomes has flourished with in college. The pro pace is a little different, but it places him in a nice spot early on. The team wanted to surround him with some additional weapons, which is why the team went out of their way to acquire Sammy Watkins. Watkins was a standout in college and has shown flashes at the professional level. Lining him apart from Tyreek Hill and you have a run-and-gun mentality for all participants. His is a big body with a lot of upside in terms of reach and go-getter mental focus. He will flourish within this offense type as it benefits his big-play capabilities. The team is looking like a baseball team with all the homerun hitters they have on their roster. Kareem Hunt also gives the team the change of pace they need to truly slow defenses to a crawl. They are going to be able to highlight and attack teams where they show weakness given this vast talent pool.

The team also took a hit at multiple positions on the defense. The team failed to re-sign Marcus Peters and Derrick Johnson, spelling the end of the road for these two talents in Kansas City. The team also released Tamba Hali, trimming the defensive line to a significant decrease. Kendall Fuller was acquired in the trade with Alex Smith, and while he's no Marcus Peters, his big frame and coverage capabilities lend him to be an important part of the new-looked secondary. Anthony Hitchens was the team's big linebacker signing. He fits in nicely with the likes of Dee Ford and Justin Houston. This 3-way attack gives the team high-end players that put up the numbers each and every year. This core is something to build around and diverts the attention from the offensive line. The attention the linebackers garnish will create opportunities for attack from the secondary and guys up front. This will be an interesting combination of players for a coordinator to work with, creating a dream scenario for many different blitz combinations and confusions.