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Chiefs Depth Chart: How Does The Offensive Line Shake Out?

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31:  Offensive lineman Rodney Hudson #61 practices during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Offensive lineman Rodney Hudson #61 practices during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line took, by many accounts, a major leap from the 2009 to 2010 seasons. Chiefs head coach Todd Haley commented just today that it may have taken the biggest leap of any position group. That's probably why the Chiefs appear to be heading into the 2011 season with 80 percent of the starting offensive line intact.

G Brian Waters is the biggest loss in this group though judging by the latest (unofficial) depth chart issued by the Chiefs there may not be many changes after that.

Here's how the Chiefs currently list their offensive line depth chart:

LT: Branden Albert, David Mims, Butch Lewis

LG: Ryan Lilja, Darryl Harris, Lucas Patterson

C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson, Darryl Harris

RG: Jon Asamoah, Bobby Greenwood, Mike Ingersoll, Chris Harr

RT: Barry Richardson, Ryan O'Callaghan

Barring any new additions, the Chiefs starting offensive line will probably be all those first stringers right there. The most fluid position could be right tackle if the Chiefs decide to bring someone in to compete with Richardson and O'Callaghan.

As for the backups, I'm guessing Mims makes the 53-man roster or the practice squad though it's still pretty early for that and, right now, I would predict Harris provides some depth at guard. Hudson will make the team so that's eight offensive linemen right there. O'Callaghan may get the nod at that final tackle spot.

So here's how I would predict the offensive line depth chart right now:

LT: Branden Albert, David Mims (practice squad, if he won't get plucked)

LG: Ryan Lilja, Darryl Harris

C: Casey Wiegmann, Rodney Hudson, Darryl Harris

RG: Jon Asamoah

RT: Barry Richardson, Ryan O'Callaghan