As Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp gets underway, we take a look at the top ten players the team will need to step up in 2016 to keep the team in the championship hunt.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in the full swing of Training Camp now and the process of building the final 53 man roster has begun. Over the past few days, I’ve talked about the top position battles, rookies to watch, and players on the roster bubble. Today we’re going to get into the ten players who need to step up in camp for 2016..
Every season teams go through the same issues. Players who don’t live up to their draft stock, unforeseen losses in Free Agency or retirement, and the injury bug are all things that coaches and General Managers have to contend with. That means they rely on players to take another step in their game.
The Chiefs are coming into the 2016 season with a couple of issues. The losses of Sean Smith, Jeff Allen, and Husain Abdullah create clear holes on the roster that will have to be filled. The team will also start the season without star linebacker Justin Houston. Those are big shoes to fill.
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On the draft pick front, both Eric Fisher and Dee Ford have failed to live up to their 1st round draft pick investments. The Chiefs need more from both players if they want to continue moving forward as a franchise.
These ten players are the guys the Chiefs will need the most from in order to cover those holes and shortcomings. If even a few of them can step up their game, the Chiefs should be in a great position to compete for a title in 2016, and possibly beyond.
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