Chiefs fans will tell you this is an elite group. Many others would probably agree. On paper, the Chiefs have an outstanding group of linebackers. Tamba Hali is a proven commodity, you know what you're going to get from him, even if he might possibly on the back end of his career. Justin Houston sure looks like a rising star. Derrick Johnson is one of the most complete linebackers in the NFL. Even at the open spot, inside linebacker, the Chiefs have a vet (Akeem Jordan) and a rookie (Nico Johnson) competing so it's not like the cupboard is bare. Hard to argue that this is the most complete position group.
Jamaal Charles is so good that I think you have to include running back if you're talking about the Chiefs best position groups. He is so dynamic and such a game-changer. There are big question marks behind him -- is it Knile Davis?Cyrus Gray? Shaun Draugh? A lot of unproven players behind him. Is Charles good enough to call this the Chiefs best position group?
Another strong candidate. The Chiefs tight end position was almost completely re-made in the last six months and there is a lot of promise here. Anthony Fasano is somewhat of a known quantity, being a veteran and all. He's a strong blocker which should fit in well with Jamaal Charles. Tony Moeaki has shown flashes in his career and assuming he is healthy throughout the season he can be a very good weapon. Travis Kelce, the rookie, has had a solid camp. His athleticism is obvious when you watch him play. The potential is certainly there.
This is clearly the 'most improved' given what went down last year with Stanford Routt and what was brought in this year with Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson. Add the competition at safety and this position group got a lot better. Despite that, cornerback still makes me nervous because it's such an important part of the game. Smith has looked strong in training camp to this point alleviating some of those concerns of mine. This group might have the most game-changing potential of this group. Potential.