On Wednesday’s mailbag edition of the Arrowhead Pride Out of Structure podcast, Matt Stagner and I were asked about the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive line depth — and specifically which players’ roster spots have been threatened by the team’s actions in free agency and the NFL Draft.
Here are the players we discussed:
Nick Allegretti and Andrew Wylie
These two will likely be fighting for the final spot(s) on the Chiefs’ offensive line. It’s likely that one of them makes the team — and one thing Wylie has on Allegretti is positional versatility: Wylie has starting NFL experience as both a guard and a tackle. On the other hand, Allegretti is solely an interior offensive lineman — and the Chiefs have loaded the guard and center positions this offseason.
If Rankin is the fourth offensive tackle, and they have offensive tackles like Mike Remmers and Lucas Niang who can play guard, that eliminates the value of Rankin’s role. Rankin proved his worth when he started six games in 2019 at left guard but played every snap of Week 17 at left tackle in 2020. If Rankin won’t see the field at tackle and is too buried down the guard depth chart, he may become a cut candidate with only a year remaining on his rookie contract.
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