May 13, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs rookie defensive players Jean Fanor (42), Tysyn Hartman (46), and Terance Parks (31) jog on the field during minicamp at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
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Every NFL city is excited this time of year with all 32 teams deadlocked in the standings. Regardless, from top to bottom, this looks to be the deepest roster the Chiefs have put together since Pioli arrived in Kansas City three-plus years ago.
During last week's Chiefs LIVE, I asked "Voice of the Chiefs" Mitch Holthus for position-by-position analysis of the Chiefs roster exiting the offseason program (watch that analysis here). To Holthus, Chiefs training camp is all about increased depth and competition.
As a follow-up to last week's segment, here are three positions I find particularly interesting heading into training camp.
Offseason Wrap-Up: Expect Increased Competition At Chiefs Training Camp from The Mothership
From the moment Hudson - a 6-2, 299 pounder - was drafted in the second round from Florida State in 2011, it was apparent he would be groomed to fill the spot of either Wiegmann or guard Brian Waters, who was released last summer.
Jon Asamoah, in his second year, took over for Waters, giving Hudson a year's apprenticeship behind Wiegmann.
"I learned a lot from Casey, a lot of football," Hudson said, "what to look for, presnap, off the field, how to watch film, what to look for, what gives you keys what the defense is doing. He was very knowledgeable about the game, and it was definitely helping learn from him."
Chiefs Feel Hudson Ready To Step Up At Center from K Star
KC Star Video: Chiefs Glenn Dorsey On Practice Without Pads
LaDainian Tomlinson was no friend of Chiefs fans. But he was always respected.
In 18 career games against the Chiefs (17 with the Chargers and one with the Jets), L.T. rushed for more than 1,500 yards and hauled in more than 500 receiving yards. Combined, he found the end zone 15 times against Kansas City.
L.T. Was Always A Formidable Foe from The Mothership
There isn't much keeping Dontari Poe from signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The defensive tackle was the No. 11 overall draft pick in April. On Monday, Philadelphia signed defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, the No. 12 pick. Previously, Buffalo signed cornerback Stephon Gilmore, the No. 10 pick.
Signing Dontri Poe Gets Easier from ESPN
We continue our position-by-position divisional rankings with a solid group of linebackers:
1. Tamba Hali, Kansas City: This is a special player. He is truly one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
2. Von Miller, Denver: Miller will only improve from a stellar rookie season. He is a gem.
3. Derrick Johnson, Kansas City: An underrated player. He is an A-player.
Ranking The AFC West Linebackers from ESPN