The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line is coming together. The edges are taken care of with Eric Fisher on the left side and Mitch Schwartz on the right side. The center is taken care of with Mitch Morse. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif would have a good shot at right guard considering he started 13 games there last year.
So that leaves the Chiefs with a starting left guard and some depth.
"Right now, you have your options here," Chiefs GM John Dorsey said on Tuesday. "Jah Reid's played the left guard position, Zach Fulton has played the left guard position, so we have some options going into this thing. That's not to say if an offensive linemen presents itself in the draft that we wouldn't take that. I think Andy and those guys do a great job of teaching and I feel good about the direction we're headed with the offensive line."
Interesting to see that he mentions Jah Reid, who signed a three-year deal last December, as a guard option. I've been wondering about that. He came in as a tackle but ended up playing some guard last year. And you know what? He wasn't a half bad guard. I'd really consider keeping him there if he was also available to act as the swing tackle in a pinch.
"Right now, I feel good with the depth that we have on the offensive line," Dorsey said. "What Andy has always said and I've always said, we're going to find the best five guys and I think we have the nucleus of a really good offensive line coming through."
The Chiefs now have their own line, meaning that all the Pioli players are gone. Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson were the last two. The talk of "playing the best five" is not just coach speak. The Chiefs really do play the best five they can find at whatever their best position is. It's why you saw Allen and Stephenson playing both guard and tackle, Jah Reid playing guard and tackle, Zach Fulton playing center and guard and so on.