Kansas City Chiefs Roster 2018 Chiefs Roster

11-3, 2nd AFC West

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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 2 2017 1 10 Texas Tech
QB Chad Henne Chad Henne C. Henne 4
66
#67 QB 2 6'3" 230 33 7/2/85 10 2008 2 57 Michigan
RB Damien Williams Damien Williams D. Williams 26
78
#43 RB 1 5'11" 222 26 4/3/92 5 2014 Oklahoma
RB Charcandrick West Charcandrick West C. West 30
80
#67 RB 2 5'10" 205 27 6/2/91 5 2014 Abilene Christian
RB Darrel Williams Darrel Williams D. Williams 31
66
#100 RB 3 6'0" 225 23 4/15/95 0 2018 LSU
RB Spencer Ware Spencer Ware S. Ware 32
80
#41 RB 5 5'10" 228 27 11/23/91 5 2013 6 194 LSU
OT Mitchell Schwartz Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz 71
78
#36 OT 1 6'5" 320 29 6/8/89 7 2012 2 37 California
OT Eric Fisher Eric Fisher E. Fisher 72
75
#43 OT 1 6'7" 306 27 1/5/91 6 2013 1 1 Central Michigan
OT Andrew Wylie Andrew Wylie A. Wylie 77
68
#77 OT 2 6'6" 311 24 8/19/94 1 2017 Eastern Michigan
OT Devondre Seymour Devondre Seymour D. Seymour 73
68
#90 OT 6'6" 299 0 2018 Southern Illinois
ILB Anthony Hitchens Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens 53
83
#7 ILB 1 6'0" 240 26 6/10/92 5 2014 4 119 Iowa
ILB Reggie Ragland Reggie Ragland R. Ragland 59
80
#17 ILB 1 6'1" 247 25 9/24/93 3 2016 2 41 Alabama
ILB Dorian O'Daniel Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel 44
65
#79 ILB 2 6'1" 223 24 9/4/94 0 2018 3 100 Clemson
ILB Ben Niemann Ben Niemann B. Niemann 56
68
#60 ILB 2 6'3" 230 23 7/27/95 0 2018 Iowa
OLB Dee Ford Dee Ford D. Ford 55
72
#69 OLB 1 6'2" 252 27 3/19/91 5 2014 1 23 Auburn
OLB Justin Houston Justin Houston J. Houston 50
91
#5 OLB 1 6'3" 258 29 1/12/89 8 2011 3 70 Georgia
OLB Breeland Speaks Breeland Speaks B. Speaks 57
68
#92 OLB 2 6'3" 283 22 12/18/95 0 2018 2 46 Ole Miss
OLB Tanoh Kpassagnon Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon 92
67
#102 OLB 2 6'7" 280 24 6/14/94 2 2017 2 59 Villanova
OLB Frank Zombo Frank Zombo F. Zombo 51
67
#130 OLB 3 6'3" 254 31 3/5/87 9 2010 Central Michigan
SS Ron Parker Ron Parker R. Parker 38
81
#21 SS 1 6'0" 206 31 8/17/87 8 2011 Newberry - SC
SS Jordan Lucas Jordan Lucas J. Lucas 24
61
#73 SS 2 6'0" 198 25 8/2/93 3 2016 6 204 Penn State
SS Daniel Sorensen Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen 49
76
#20 SS 3 6'1" 205 28 3/5/90 5 2014 BYU
P Dustin Colquitt Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt 2
85
#3 P 2 6'2" 210 36 5/6/82 14 2005 3 99 Tennessee
FS Eric Berry Eric Berry E. Berry 29
94
#3 FS 1 6'0" 211 29 12/29/88 9 2010 1 5 Tennessee
FS Eric Murray Eric Murray E. Murray 21
68
#53 FS 2 5'11" 199 24 1/7/94 3 2016 4 106 Minnesota
LS James Winchester James Winchester J. Winchester 41
61
#33 LS 6'3" 200 34 3/10/84 4 2013 Oklahoma
C Austin Reiter Austin Reiter A. Reiter 62
64
#62 C 1 6'3" 300 27 11/27/91 3 2015 7 222 South Florida
C Mitch Morse Mitch Morse M. Morse 61
79
#15 C 2 6'5" 305 26 4/21/92 4 2015 2 49 Missouri
C Jimmy Murray Jimmy Murray J. Murray 67
67
#51 C 3 6'5" 304 23 5/5/95 0 2018 Holy Cross
C Alex Officer Alex Officer A. Officer 63
67
#45 C 6'4" 335 23 10/28/95 0 2018
WR Demarcus Robinson Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson 11
73
#113 WR 1 6'1" 203 24 9/21/94 3 2016 4 126 Florida
WR Chris Conley Chris Conley C. Conley 17
77
#84 WR 1 6'2" 213 26 10/25/92 4 2015 3 76 Georgia
WR Tyreek Hill Tyreek Hill T. Hill 10
89
#14 WR 1 5'10" 185 24 3/1/94 3 2016 5 165 West Alabama
WR Sammy Watkins Sammy Watkins S. Watkins 14
85
#32 WR 2 6'1" 211 25 6/14/93 5 2014 1 4 Clemson
WR Kelvin Benjamin Kelvin Benjamin K. Benjamin 81
85
#29 WR 2 6'5" 240 27 2/5/91 5 2014 1 28 Florida State
WR Marcus Kemp Marcus Kemp M. Kemp 19
65
#185 WR 2 6'4" 200 23 8/14/95 1 2017 Hawaii
WR Gehrig Dieter Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter 4
67
#238 WR 3 6'2" 208 25 2/24/93 1 2017 Alabama
WR Davon Grayson Davon Grayson D. Grayson 85
65
#179 WR 4 6'1" 199 23 9/5/95 0 2018
WR Anas Hasic Anas Hasic A. Hasic 0
66
#169 WR 5'11" 215 1 2017 West Florida
TE Travis Kelce Travis Kelce T. Kelce 87
97
#2 TE 1 6'5" 255 29 10/5/89 6 2013 3 63 Cincinnati
TE Demetrius Harris Demetrius Harris D. Harris 84
72
#61 TE 2 6'7" 230 27 7/29/91 5 2013 Wisconsin - Milwaukee
TE Deon Yelder Deon Yelder D. Yelder 82
67
#125 TE 6 6'3" 249 23 3/6/95 0 2018
DE Chris Jones Chris Jones C. Jones 95
86
#20 DE 1 6'6" 310 24 7/3/94 3 2016 2 37 Mississippi State
DE Allen Bailey Allen Bailey A. Bailey 97
76
#72 DE 1 6'3" 288 29 3/25/89 8 2011 3 86 Miami
DE Justin Hamilton Justin Hamilton J. Hamilton 74
64
#146 DE 2 6'2" 304 25 7/27/93 2 2015 Louisiana Lafayette
DE Jarvis Jenkins Jarvis Jenkins J. Jenkins 94
75
#76 DE 6'4" 310 30 4/24/88 8 2011 2 41 Clemson
DE Nate Orchard Nate Orchard N. Orchard 54
67
#126 DE 6'3" 251 25 1/5/93 4 2015 2 51 Utah
FB Anthony Sherman Anthony Sherman A. Sherman 42
77
#7 FB 4 5'10" 242 30 12/11/88 8 2011 5 136 Connecticut
CB Steven Nelson Steven Nelson S. Nelson 20
76
#76 CB 1 5'10" 197 25 1/22/93 4 2015 3 98 Oregon State
CB Kendall Fuller Kendall Fuller K. Fuller 23
81
#43 CB 1 5'11" 187 23 2/13/95 3 2016 3 84 Virginia Tech
CB Tremon Smith Tremon Smith T. Smith 39
69
#121 CB 2 6'0" 186 22 7/20/96 0 2018 6 196
CB Orlando Scandrick Orlando Scandrick O. Scandrick 22
77
#65 CB 2 5'10" 191 31 2/10/87 11 2008 5 143 Boise State
CB Charvarius Ward Charvarius Ward C. Ward 35
67
#144 CB 3 6'0" 191 22 5/16/96 0 2018
NT Derrick Nnadi Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi 91
69
#26 NT 1 6'1" 317 22 5/9/96 0 2018 3 75 Florida State
NT Xavier Williams Xavier Williams X. Williams 98
72
#23 NT 2 6'2" 325 26 1/18/92 4 2015 Northern Iowa
G Cameron Erving Cameron Erving C. Erving 75
66
#104 G 1 6'5" 313 26 8/23/92 4 2015 1 19 Florida State
G Jeff Allen Jeff Allen J. Allen 73
70
2 6'4" 306 28 1/8/90 7 2012 2 44 Illinois
G Kahlil McKenzie Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie 66
68
#78 G 2 6'3" 314 21 1/3/97 0 2018 6 198
K Harrison Butker Harrison Butker H. Butker 7
82
#7 K 1 6'4" 206 23 7/14/95 2 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.