In the first three preseason contests, Mahomes started 10 possessions. Three ended in short touchdown passes, two others in field goals and five in punts.
On one of those drives, at Cincinnati, Mahomes operated with the first team, a possession that ended with a touchdown.
He’s a terrific fit for Andy Reid, tough enough to get yards between the tackles, shifty enough to make linebackers miss, skilled enough to run routes, and willing enough to block.
Really, the biggest impact here might be for anyone who had Hunt in fantasy.
I’m still not sold on Charcandrick West’s health, even though he’s looked better, but with him and C.J. Spiller — who looks, surprisingly, like C.J. Spiller again — the Chiefs are still in a strong position at the, um, position.
“He’s had a tremendous camp," veteran running back C.J. Spiller said. “He’s done a tremendous job. To be a young guy and to play the way he played against a great defense like Seattle this past week, I was very pleased with it."
Lampkin went undrafted after a career as a three-year starter for OSU, but seemed as if he would have the opportunity to make Kansas City’s 53-man roster.
I know mostly zilch about Ragland, not being a college football guy. However, he DID play a significant number of snaps against the Vikings in the first preseason game, so that gave me a chance to watch him a bit. Obviously, this is preseason against backups, so it doesn’t tell us much at all. I’m looking for two things: traits that could lead to a useful player, and whether or not Ragland looks healthy (a concern, as he missed all of his rookie reason due to injury).
WR Marcus Kemp: He’s been a camp favorite of the Chiefs QBOTF, but we didn’t give him much of a shot to make the 53-man roster. That feels like it’s changing in the last couple of weeks. Kemp came up with two huge plays on special teams: a blocked punt, and a devastating hit on the returner. On offense, Kemp was in for the third most snaps at WR, but failed to record a catch. However, assuming special teams is his route to the roster ... Kemp may be making progress. He was out there as a starter playing the bulk of the special teams snaps, and looks like a potential core four guy.