2015 Depth Charts: Kansas City Chiefs
• Travis Kelce emerged as one of the best and most well rounded tight ends in the league in 2014. Making an impact as a receiver, where he forced 17 missed tackles, he was also our highest graded run blocker at the position.
• Boasting one of the best running back/ full back combinations in the league, the Chiefs are fortunate to have a back with the talent of Jamaal Charles able to follow the best lead blocker in the league in Anthony Sherman.
• We didn’t see enough of Dee Ford last year, but he’s going to be called upon for a major role if the Chiefs don’t bring back Justin Houston. Playing just 122 snaps, he at least flashed as a pass rusher, with two sacks, three hits and five hurries.
• Right now Kelcie McCray would be a starting safety for the Chiefs and, while we haven’t seen enough of him on defense, he and Josh Martin were two of the very best players on Special Teams in 2014.
Offensive Line: Eric Fisher stepped up in the second half of the 2014 season and, while he wasn’t great, did start to look like a solid starter. Even if he can maintain that form though, the Chiefs still need to address the offensive line this offseason. We haven’t seen enough of Eric Kush at center, while the other three starters haven’t shown themselves to be anything above Below Average starters at this point.
Wide Receiver: Dwayne Bowe’s play has dropped and now that he’s over 30-years-old, it’s fair to question if he can get back to the level we saw earlier in his career. Outside of him the wide receiver position is full of question marks, so adding some talent here makes a lot of sense.
Defensive Back: Will they give McCray a shot at free safety? Even if they decide to do that, adding another quality safety would be the smart move. At cornerback there is some solid talent, but it’s only Sean Smith who looks above average, so this might be another area which needs some attention.