The big story from Saturday’s KC Chiefs training camp practice was Patrick Mahomes’ work in the two minute drill. We’re (probably) overreacting but it’s the first time we’ve had a first round rookie quarterback in 30 years so I’m going to take it all in even if it’s just an unpadded training camp practice, OK?
The Chiefs have a good quarterback situation right now. Alex Smith has been dealing according to our own Pete Sweeney and others who have been reporting from Chiefs training camp.
Have to emphasize pads haven't come on yet, but Alex Smith has come out of the gate looking like a player who got better this offseason.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) July 29, 2017
Mahomes killed the two minute drill on Saturday with reporters and even the Chiefs OC complimenting his work.
DeVante Bausby, the local kid out of Pitt State, is getting work as the second team corner opposite Phillip Gaines. He has a light frame but he was an undrafted free agent that I remember former Chiefs GM John Dorsey really liking. He has some potential. Speaking of Gaines, I’m not giving up on him. While it’s hard to say I can rely on him given his injuries, I could see him carving out a spot on this roster again.
The Chiefs also have a new position battle popping up at left guard. While four offensive line spots are basically set, the Chiefs have Bryant Witzmann and Zach Fulton competing at left guard (with Witzmann getting first team snaps) while Parker Ehinger rehabs his torn ACL.
Remember CJ Spiller? He signed with the Chiefs this offseason. I don’t hear much about him so at points this offseason I forgot about him. However, he appeared in Mahomes’ two minute drill and Pete Sweeney said that Spiller looked good on Saturday.
New Chiefs LB Kevin Pierre-Louis showed up and stared watching the special teams work. Good because that’s probably where he’ll be. He’s not practicing yet but will soon.
This matchup is fun:
Fun to watch Tyreek Hill vs. Marcus Peters. Two of the game's elite at their positions and they just happen to be on the same club.— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) July 29, 2017
Seantavious Jones continues to stand out. Pete Sweeney said he continued to notice him out there the way he was making plays. He jumped out at me last year, too. Let’s keep an eye on him during camp. He could be this year’s guy that comes out of nowhere to make the team.