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Predicting the Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster: who will be at the NFL weeks?

Predicting the Kansas City Chiefs 53-man roster

The stakes are higher as the NFL teams have just finished their training camp on August 2nd, which started on July 18th.

NFL fans are currently obsessed with the NFL preseason, which began on August 4 and will continue until August 28. Canton, Ohio got to host the NFL Hall of Fame game to kick off the tournament, with the Jaguars and the Raiders facing off.

Each Team will only have a chance of playing three games during the preseason week, with the exception being the Jaguars and Raiders are set to play four.

Teams are bound to set a final 53-man roster prior to NFL Week 1 begins.

The coaching staff has to pass a busy time as they need to carefully scrutinize and analyze every single detail of the preseason performance of the players.

The 53-man roster will be determined by the preseason performance of the players. Even though the team staff ultimately gets to decide who will make it to the 53-man roster, fans of each NFL team enjoy predicting the lineup.

To propel the fans’ curiosity towards a pragmatic and constructive criticism, Kansas free bets helped us with our take on deciding the final 53-man roster. We present you with the 53-man roster prediction for the Chiefs, as follows:

Offense (25)

Quarterbacks (2)

1. Patrick Mahomes
2. Chad Henne

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The positions at quarterback are perhaps the most predictable on the roster. Mahomes is unquestionably a constant as the top quarterback in the world. Henne will spend his fifth year in Kansas City in 2022. This offseason, Shane Buechele could have taken over as the Chiefs’ backup, but they decided to keep Henne instead.

Running Backs (3 + FB)

3. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
4. Ronald Jones
5. Isiah Pacheco
6. Michael Burton

offense

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The franchise will cherish the special team’s skills of their running backs if the roster crunch plays out in a specific manner. Ronald and Pacheco are both good special-teams players. Jones has appeared on special teams for Tampa Bay slightly under 200 games in his career, but he wasn’t particularly an effective athlete in those situations.

Wide Receivers (6)

7. JuJu Smith-Schuster
8. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
9. Mecole Hardman
10. Skyy Moore
11. Justin Watson
12. Cornell Powell
IR. Justyn Ross

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This wide receiver room will look very different from years past. Mecole Hardman is the only significant recent contributor who is still a member of the Chiefs. The rivalry is fiercest between the fifth and sixth wide receivers. The Chiefs have a ton of players that can compete for those positions.

Tight Ends (4)

13. Travis Kelce
14. Blake Bell
15. Noah Gray
16. Jody Fortson 

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It is evident that Jody Fortson, Blake Bell, and Travis Kelce are locks among the tight ends. Every year, it seems like many Chiefs supporters want the organization to replace Bell with players who have greater offensive potential, but Bell is the right player to fill the position of blocking the first tight end for the team.

Offensive Linemen (9)

17. Orlando Brown Jr.
18. Joe Thuney
19. Creed Humphrey
20. Trey Smith
21. Andrew Wylie
22. Geron Christian
23. Nick Allegretti
24. Austin Reiter
25. Darian Kinnard
PUP. Lucas Niang

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Only nine offensive linemen can be included on the Chiefs’ 53-man roster this season. They used 10 players last year, but they weren’t entirely confident in how things would turn out with so many new starters. As Lucas Niang is still recovering from patellar tendon surgery last season, he will be on the physically unable to perform list (PUP).

Defense (25)

Defensive Linemen (10)

26. Chris Jones
27. Derrick Nnadi
28. Khalen Saunders
29. Taylor Stallworth
30. Tershawn Wharton
31. Frank Clark
32. Mike Danna
33. Joshua Kaindoh
34. Malik Herring
35. George Karlaftis

defence

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The defensive line is the roster’s weakest point. Nobody else can be counted on to be productive except Jones. Karlaftis, who was picked in the first round, should start opposite Clark. The Chiefs only added one new defensive lineman this offseason: Stallworth, who will give depth on the interior. Stallworth was the sole defensive lineman the Chiefs added this summer in order to add depth on the interior.

Linebackers (5)

36. Nick Bolton
37. Willie Gay Jr.
38. Jermaine Carter Jr. 
39. Leo Chenal
40. Mike Rose

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The Chiefs currently field a rather youthful group of linebackers. Their entire squad was focused on getting younger, but it is most evident at linebacker. Only Bolton and Gay, contributors from the previous year, are back.

Cornerbacks (6)

41. Rashad Fenton
42. L’Jarius Sneed
43. Trent McDuffie
44. Lonnie Johnson Jr.
45. Jaylen Watson
46. Joshua Williams

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The cornerbacks are a rather inexperienced group, much like the linebackers. The only recognized faces in this bunch are Fenton and Sneed. By selecting three cornerbacks, the Chiefs opted for a cornerback-heavy draft. As a first-round choice, McDuffie is a lock to join the team and has the potential to start right away.

Safeties (4)

47. Juan Thornhill
48. Justin Reid
49. Bryan Cook
50. Nazeeh Johnson

The top three safeties are guaranteed spots on the 53-man roster. The latest additions are the prized free-agent Justin Reid. Juan Thornhill is the veteran of the group. The second-round draft pick, Cook had a great minicamp performance as well.

Special Teams (3)

51. Harrison Butker
52. Tommy Townsend
53. James Winchester

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For a few years, these three have been firmly established in their roles. There is no reason to replace Butker and Winchester because they are league leaders in their respective categories.

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