The Kansas City Chiefs have released their first unofficial depth chart of the 2010 season. With the first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons just five days away, here are the highlights of the first depth chart:
- C Rudy Niswanger, TE Leonard Pope, RB Thomas Jones, S Jon McGraw and LBs Corey Mays and Demorrio Williams are on the first team.
- Shaun Smith is not listed as a nose tackle but as the second team defensive end behind Tyson Jackson.
- Javier Arenas is the kick and punt returner over Dexter McCluster right now.
The complete depth chart is after the jump. Remember, though, it's just the first week of preseason. None of this, for better or worse, is set in stone.
No surprise here. Chambers will be the starter without a doubt and Urban will be fighting for time as the third receiver.
Looks like if Barry Richardson makes the team he's going to be the swing tackle. He's been seeing time on the left and right side.
If Harris weren't injured, he'd be the second guard on this list.
C: Rudy Niswanger, Casey Wiegmann
Interesting. Niswanger has been taking nearly every first team snap at this point.
No surprise here either. Asamoah may be groomed to take over this spot if Waters leaves in the next year or two and Lilja takes his spot.
Brown hasn't seen much time if any on the left side during camp so it'll be interesting to see if he can fill a backup role at any other positions.
The Chiefs love Pope so he'll probably enter the season as the starter but Moeaki is having a good showing early on.
McCluster, like Urban, is trying to be the third option here.
Cox was the starter last year so Castille made some nice gains in the offseason. He seems a little more athletic than Cox.
Jones/Charles, Charles/Jones...it doesn't matter really. It's interesting that Williams is the last option here. He was a 2009 draft pick.
Smith has recently started seeing more snaps at defensive end. I'm surprised that Magee, a 2009 third round pick, is third on the depth chart here.
No Shaun Smith?
No surprises here. It's Dorsey's job with Gilberry in on nickel stuff.
Again, no surprise. It'll be Vrabel as the starter with Studebaker spelling him and coming in on certain packages.
Same as last year with a new third option.
Same as last year with a new fourth option.
Good for Sheffield moving on up ahead of Walters, who was a 2009 UDFA.
When Flowers missed time over the offseason, it was Leggett who took his spot. Looks like he's nailing down Flowers' backup job.
Arenas will do more nickelback stuff but if Carr should go down, I imagine he'd be able to beat out Price. It'll be interesting to see how Daniels, a veteran, fits in.
Langford was picked up off the Eagles practice squad on Christmas Day 2009. Probably not a great thing for Morgan that he's already being passed up.
My prediction from early on was that McGraw would start the season as the starter. This is step one.
P: Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop
K: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt
KO: Ryan Succop, Dustin Colquitt
PC: Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood
KC: Thomas Gafford, Cory Greenwood
H: Dustin Colquitt, Tyler Palko
PR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Quinten Lawrence
KR: Javier Arenas, Dexter McCluster, Quinten Lawrence
McCluster has seen more time as a kick/punt returner during practice but that's because they don't have as good of an idea of his skills as they do Arenas, who was among the better return men in college last year.