clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Watch these 3 Kansas City Chiefs draft picks in Cincinnati Bengals preseason game

New, comments

It's only training camp, but the Kansas City Chiefs are possibly seeing good returns from these three 2014 draft picks.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs did not have a second-round pick this year, something that was expected to put a damper on this class. So far, there are some positive signs with the Chiefs 2014 draft class.

LB Dee Ford

Since being drafted with the 23rd overall pick, Dee Ford has been off to a good start. Ford comes in with the attitude and swagger that this team has been missing. Ford has coined the term "Sack City" and believes in himself more than any rookie I can remember.

G Zach Fulton

Then we move to the Chiefs' penultimate pick, guard Zach Fulton. Fulton was considered a player with talent but a project coming from the University of Tennessee, making him a solid sixth-round pick. Instead, Fulton has become one of the stars of training camp. It took him all of a week to take the starting job at right guard, unseating Rishaw Johnson. Consider that last year's opening day starting guards were second and third round picks. If Fulton is the real deal, it is a coup for Dorsey in the sixth round.

RB De'Anthony Thomas

Let's not forget about fourth round running back / receiver / returner De'Anthony Thomas. Every report out of camp in the last week has been centered around the youngster's speed and versatility. While Thomas has everything to prove, watching him almost reminds me of Darren Sproles. Thomas is able to attack the defense from all over the field with blinding speed. I'm somebody who really liked Dexter McCluster because of his return ability, but Thomas can be a much bigger offensive threat.

When Kansas City takes the field in its first preseason game on Thursday night, I'll be keeping an eye on these three players along with corner Phillip Gaines to see what kind of progress they are making in game speed. This isn't even including undrafted players like Albert Wilson, who also hold promise. The rookies are potentially a very big deal for the short and long-term future.