Kansas City Chiefs Top Ten Players Who Need To Step Up – Number Five: Phillip Gaines
Much was made of the Kansas City Chiefs losing Sean Smith this offseason, but the team appeared to be at least somewhat prepared for this. They drafted Phillip Gaines in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft and he got some early starting experience. He even looked good when called upon last year.
Injuries have held Gaines up in each of the last two seasons, and that’s the concern. He’ll need to stay healthy and continue to show his development in Training Camp this year. The Chiefs need a second corner that can be trusted in one on one situations. If Philip Gaines can be that guy, the Chiefs defense should remain dominant for at least another couple of years.
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