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Leo Chenal graded as PFF’s top defender in 2024 playoffs

The Kansas City Chiefs relied on their defense to win Super Bowl LVIII, and second-year linebacker Leo Chenal was a huge asset for the team in their playoff run to the big game.

Chenal cemented himself as one of the unit’s top producers in Kansas City’s matchups against the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and San Franciso 49ers, earning a 91.0 grade from PFF for his postseason efforts.

While he might not be a household name yet, Chenal figures to be a key fixture of the Chiefs’ defense in 2024 and beyond as he comes into his own in Steve Spagnuolo’s system.

Kansas City’s players will face sky-high expectations next season, and Chenal may prove to be a lynchpin on the team’s defense as the Chiefs seek to defend their Super Bowl LVIII championship.

Chenal will be a player for fans to keep their eyes on throughout the offseason as Kansas City reloads ahead of its next title defense campaign.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire