2017 NFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report: Greg Pyke

Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Greg Pyke. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs draft prospect Greg Pyke. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

The Kansas City Chiefs have their starting five on the offensive line. However, adding a guy like Georgia’s Greg Pyke could help bolster the depth chart.

After the heavy investments of the past couple of seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line looks pretty well set. The Chiefs starting five are all under contract for at least two seasons, and the team has some quality backups. However, competition is always welcome. I can see a guy like Georgia’s Greg Pyke earning a spot on the roster.

There is no “need” for a guard in Kansas City right now. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has a new long-term contract and Parker Ehinger is the starter opposite of him. Behind those two, the Chiefs have Zach Fulton and Jah Reid, both of whom have starting experience. It’s a pretty good situation.

However, the Chiefs do need to be thinking about the long-term. It is unlikely that both (if either) Zach Fulton and Jah Reid return to the roster in 2018. The Chiefs will need some depth on the roster.

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Greg Pyke – OG – Georgia

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It seems like Greg Pyke had a lot more hype around him last year. The Bulldogs had some struggles this past year. It’s surprising, but there are very few draftable players coming out of Georgia this year. Pyke has played all over the line in college, but most analysts agree his future is at guard.

Greg Pyke is a big strong mauler of a blocker. Uses a good initial punch to put the defender off balance, then follows up with good hand use. Shows some athleticism to get out in front as pulling blocker. Has a solid motor and shows determination when blocking.

The biggest weakness for Greg Pyke is in his build. While he has good size, it is not proportioned right. He has short legs that prevent him from anchoring solidly. Can get bulled over by power moves. Doesn’t get good leverage, preventing him from holding his blocks for long.

Greg Pyke is going to be a project for any team that drafts him. Andy Reid loves his linemen, and John Dorsey seems to like getting Georgia players. However, I’m not seeing Pyke as a guy they will be targeting. Maybe if he’s still around in the 7th round, but I don’t know they should pull the trigger before that.

John Dorsey is working to strengthen the Kansas City Chiefs depth chart. He’s already done a great job at several positions. However, the offensive line could use some attention. The Chiefs have built this roster through competition. Expect that to continue this year.