The Kansas City Chiefs like what they’ve seen from various rookies at mini camp. Time to take note.
The bosses They are among the best teams in writing and developing talent. It is best not to question your scouting department or the main office, in general, because it is likely to be proven wrong in no time. Brett Veach wastes no time.
So when the Chiefs are reported to be especially excited about some of their rookies at mini camp, pay attention.
Kansas City likes what they’ve seen of Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, and Noah Gray.
Humphrey was the highest pick of the group, as the Chiefs took him in the second round. Smith was selected in the sixth round, while Gray was a fifth-round selection.
Kansas City Chiefs: Draft class already looks productive in minicamp
According to ESPN’s Louis Riddick, these three rookies have made an early impact.
“I’ve been saying that the #Heads could have their best OL they’ve had since Mahomes was there in 2021 … and that could be with two rookie starters (Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith),” Riddick wrote. “And watch out for Duke’s 5th rd TE rookie Noah Gray. They like. A lot of.”
Be careful indeed.
Hunphrey is likely to start at center in Week 1. While the Chiefs previously discussed moving Joe Thuney to that position, that disappeared when they selected Humphrey in the second. Smith, meanwhile, will replace the injured Chris Long, at least to start the year.
As for Gray, he could sign as the third tight end out of training camp. The Chiefs traditionally keep three tight ends, and it will be Travis Kelce, Blake Bell and potentially Gray, if he impresses enough this summer.
Either way, the Chiefs’ draft class seems to be showing up early once again.