ESPN’s Mel Kiper has a post-draft piece out on the early impact rookies from the 2017 draft class and he mentions the Kansas City Chiefs third round pick, RB Kareem Hunt, as someone who could be making an impact early.
My sixth-ranked running back, Hunt could play on third downs and help QB Alex Smith in the passing game. Ware and West combined for 61 catches on 76 targets last season, and Kansas City attempted 54 passes with two running backs on the field (10th in the league). Hunt should get opportunities to make an impact.
I said the same thing after Hunt was drafted. He has the look of a guy who could contribute early. Running back is kinda wide open for the Chiefs. Spencer Ware is the only one I can tell you I’m confident in playing regularly next year. Charcandrick West? CJ Spiller? We’ll see. Ware is the one that Andy Reid has talked about this offseason.
The work will start this weekend with the Chiefs rookie minicamp and then we move into OTAs. It’ll probably be training camp before we get an idea of what Hunt is going to be like as a player. In a draft that appears aimed more at 2018 and beyond than 2017, Hunt could be the one making the biggest impact early on.