There are a couple of things about Laurent Duvernay-Tardif that you may not know. His first language is French. He helped deliver twins the night before he was drafted. He played college ball in Canada (you probably knew that).
There's one other thing: He has been practicing at guard.
Larry, as they call him, often lined up at guard during the KC Chiefs offseason program despite playing offensive tackle in college. The Chiefs aren't conducting full practices yet -- only four offensive linemen were at camp on Tuesday -- but when they do he will likely be seeing time at guard, which he says he has enjoyed doing to this point.
"You don't have that much space," Larry said of working as a guard, "so you have to take smaller steps. You have to be able to have a good punch; you don't want to have to grab them. You want to be able to punch well."
He'll likely be learning both tackle and guard. Larry will have his work cut out for him to make the roster this year but the ability to play two positions is an excellent way to make it.
When he practices at tackle, he could have the opportunity to go against some of the best outside linebackers in the game in Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. When he practices at guard, it doesn't get any easier. There's a guy named Dontari Poe hanging around the middle on the other side of the line.
"We have probably one of the best defensive lines in the league," Larry said. "So for sure, I'm super excited to go against those guys. So far, we've only been practicing in helmets, so to be able to go in full pads, full throttle is going to be a great experience."
The practice squad should be a possibility if he doesn't make the 53-man roster.