With the signing of center Austin Blythe, I have decided to make the new offensive line as it stands right now. Obviously, this is subject to change as the Chiefs still need a true left tackle to add to the rebuilt O-Line. Keep in mind I’m not adding the whole depth chart, just people that have a shot at starting or immediate backup. Here is the offensive line position by position:
Right Tackle: Mike Remmers/Lucas Niang
Niang was taken in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft and we haven’t seen what he truly has to offer. According to multiple sources, the Chiefs are “big” on him. Remmers had a very underrated season last year, overshadowed by a lackluster performance in the Super Bowl at left tackle, where he was out of position from his normal right tackle duties. I truly believe he can be a solid option for the Chiefs at right tackle until Niang is ready to take over.
Right Guard: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif/Kyle Long
Both of these players have great experience, including Long, who is a three-time Pro Bowler, coming out of retirement to play with K.C. Duvernay-Tardif also is back after a year off due to COVID-19. I expect these two to come into training camp and have a great competition for the throne at right guard.
Center: Austin Blythe/Nick Allgretti
The Chiefs signing of Blythe and moving on from Austin Reiter was an excellent move, adding the 9th ranked center in football last season according to PFF. I expect Blythe to start and Allgretti, who played center in college, to be an emergency backup option .
Left Guard: Joe Thuney/Nick Allgretti
This one doesn’t really need explaining and is pretty set and stone for the Chiefs. Thuney has been a beast in his years in the NFL so far and will continue to be a stud here in K.C. Allgretti had a very under-the-radar year at guard last season, starting nine games. I expect him to be an excellent 6th option and a great utility guy to have around for years to come.
Left Tackle: ???
The Chiefs currently have no one on the roster that is capable of starting at left tackle. However, don’t panic. There still are a couple good options in free agency and the draft is loaded with left tackle talent. A couple of veterans I like are Alejandro Villanueva and Russell Okung, while draft prospects include Liam Echenburg (Notre Dame), Jalen Mayfield (Michigan) and Samuel Cosmi (Texas).
Veach has really proved himself this offseason by demolishing a worse offensive line, and if he can get his left tackle, it’ll be an even better offensive line than we’ve seen for awhile. Thoughts on my article? Comment on the article and/or dm me on twitter @mrg0419 and follow my Instagram @chiefs.intel!
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