Kansas City Chiefs: 5 surprises from first depth chart

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released their first depth chart of the preseason. We take a look at the five biggest surprises on the roster right now.

With the first game of the preseason coming up soon, the Kansas City Chiefs have released their first official depth chart of 2017. Now, we have been told plenty of times in the past that these depth charts don’t really mean all that much. That’s also been proven many times as we’ve seen things change pretty quickly. So some patience is needed here.

However, that’s no fun, so it’s time to break down this depth chart. For me, that starts with locating the biggest surprises on the roster. It happens every year. Somebody who was expected to do well is dropped on the depth chart, while someone else is surprisingly elevated.

One of the best examples of that came last year when Albert Wilson ended up beating out Rod Streater to the surprise of a lot of Chiefs fans. So we know something similar is going to happen. There is someone on this roster that we think is safe who will actually be playing somewhere else in 2017.

What Is A Surprise And What Isn’t?

Now, I’m going to go ahead and get this part out of the way. Patrick Mahomes being third string behind Tyler Bray is not a surprise. We knew this was coming. Even when Mahomes was having an impressive early go in camp, we knew that he would still be the third string to start out. This is not a surprise.

As for the rest of the roster, well there were quite a few spots that caught me by surprise. It looks like the Chiefs may be seeing things a little differently than I am, or maybe this is just part of a larger process. Either way, the first depth chart of the 2017 preseason has plenty for us to look at.