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Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie Roles for 2016 Season

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Murray. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Murray. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

Eric Murray

Within their first four picks, the KC Chiefs selected two cornerbacks, and the second one was Eric Murray out of Minnesota. Murray is an interesting case for the Chiefs because it seems like they’re actually wanting to use him at the safety position rather than at corner.

Murray never played safety during his days at Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean he can’t do so for the Chiefs. Ron Parker, one of the team’s starting safeties, used to play cornerback and converted to safety this past year. We all saw how wonderfully he did with the new position too.

While Eric Murray won’t win one of the starting safety jobs, he’s showing improvement in training camp and had one of the biggest hits during the first few days, according to Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

Murray will mainly be a contributor on special teams this season, but who knows? Perhaps he’ll really grasp the safety position and can eventually be another young piece in the Kansas City secondary in the future.

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