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Kansas City Chiefs: Not So Obvious Top 10 Chiefs Of 2013, Part 2

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Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball in front of Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito (70) in the first quarter at FedEx Field. The Chiefs won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NUMBER 4: DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, Mike DeVito

What an excellent pick up by John Dorsey, especially after the loss of Glenn Dorsey to free agency. Mike DeVito joined the Chiefs after the New York Jets didn’t re-sign him. A big part of why he chose Kansas City was because of defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton, who was also formerly with the Jets as well. Mike Greenberg of ESPN, a known die hard Jets fan, was crushed to see DeVito leave New York but, congratulated KC on landing him. DeVito certainly wasn’t a big name signing by any means, but he is one of those guys that every roster needs- a stout run defender and a max-effort player.

DeVito only started in 13 games due to an injury he sustained against the Broncos on Sunday night football. His absence  was felt when the Chiefs had to play with out him against the Chargers the following week in Arrowhead. He only accounted for 28 tackles total on the season and zero sacks but, he did have a 10-tackle day up in Buffalo which, ironically, was one of the Chiefs worst days against the run.

Mike DeVito is extremely undervalued on this defense because of his production, but his presence on the field is always accounted for. He was one of Pro Football Focuses “secret superstars” of 2013 and DeVito is signed to a 3 year deal, meaning he’s going to be an anchor along the defensive front for the next few years. The Chiefs defense is certainly glad to have him, putting him at number 4 on the list.