The Chiefs spent a third-round draft pick on offensive tackle Lucas Niang, but they won't get him on the field in his rookie year. Niang has opted out of the 2020 season, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. All NFL players have the choice of opting out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [more]
Defensive tackles The Chiefs defensive tackle group is pretty set in stone after the Chris Jones contract was put in place earlier this offseason. Jones leads a group that returns all its key contributors from the 2020 season. Derrick Nnadi is expected to continue the high level of play that closed out the season and a Super Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs Lock (100%): QB Patrick Mahomes. I addressed this in my MVP column in July. Mahomes’ résumé — a league MVP and Super Bowl MVP — is usually enough to get a player into the Hall of Fame, let alone doing it over two seasons as a starter.