Xs and Os: Chiefs OL Darian Kinnard impresses in ‘Big Boys Club’ film room

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The Kansas City Chiefs might have managed to get another Day 3 steal on the offensive line in Kentucky RT Darian Kinnard.

Ahead of the 2022 NFL draft, Kinnard joined former Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz on his show on FOX NFL, the “Big Boys Club.” If you’ll recall, Chiefs starters Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith are also members of this club after appearing on the inaugural season of the show last year.

Not only did Kinnard impress by sharing the story of his troubled childhood, but he casually flaunted his mastery of the Xs and Os. Schwartz broke down a ton of film with Kinnard, mostly from a pass-blocking standpoint, but you can see how some of his nastiness and aggression will transfer to the run game. They talked about how they approach running back chips. They talked about trash-talking. They talked about defending against twists and stunts.

An interesting note that they come across is the fact that the Kentucky offense uses a lot of 45-degree sets as opposed to the deep vertical sets that are often used in Kansas City. It’s an interesting piece of information, as there might be a bit of a philosophical shift coming in the Chiefs’ offense sans Tyreek Hill. Though, they showed a cool clip of how he adjusted and got deeper in his pass set when the play didn’t develop as quickly as they’d hoped.

Check out the video at the top of the page and get to know more about the newest Chiefs offensive lineman.

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