When the Kansas City Chiefs selected former Illinois offensive lineman Nick Allegretti in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, they knew they were getting a capable interior lineman. Allegretti had earned second-team All-Big 10 honors during his final college season — and PFF had graded him as one of the best pass-blocking offensive linemen in the 2019 class. But behind a stable offensive line, Allegretti has only had offensive snaps when the play-calls required extra linemen.
It was Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season. After rolling off four wins to open their campaign, the Kansas City Chiefs had unexpectedly stumbled in the two previous weeks — falling to the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans in back-to-back homes games — and hoped to get things back on track in a Thursday Night Football appearance against the Denver Broncos at Mile High. It wasn’t necessarily going to be easy.
The Kansas City Chiefs defense had a good performance against the Buffalo Bills last week, albeit a penalty-ridden one. With the Denver Broncos up next on the schedule, the Chiefs defense will once again need to defend the run well and protect against the multitude of vertical shots the Broncos will take. With that in mind, let’s dig into the Broncos’ personnel — and a concept we may see on Monday.