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Even with Mitch Schwartz addition, Chiefs still have one of youngest offensive lines

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The Kansas City Chiefs added 27-year old Mitch Schwartz to the offensive line in free agency this year, which made him the old man on the offensive line. Schwartz is the oldest offensive lineman on the team projected to make the 53-man roster.

The Chiefs under Andy Reid have usually had one of the youngest offensive lines and that will continue this year. Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com calculated the average age of all the NFL’s projected starting offensive lines and the Chiefs are tied for fifth youngest at an average of 24.8 years of age.

One of the Chiefs most experienced offensive linemen is Eric Fisher, who was drafted first overall just three years ago. Zach Fulton and Laurent Duverany-Tardif were 2014 draft picks. Mitch Morse was a 2015 draft pick. Parker Ehinger could start and he’s just a rookie this year.

Of the Chiefs linemen, I would say that Fisher, Morse and Schwartz are going to be around for a few years. Things seem less settled at guard and along several backup spots.

The Chiefs have options, a lot of young options.