Lucas Niang and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s return should help bolster the KC Chiefs’ offensive line depth next season.
Former starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and 2020 third-round pick Lucas Niang will return next season after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 and their return should go a long way in bolstering the depth along the offensive line. Losing two key members of the offensive line before the season even started was bad, but obviously, we didn’t see it ending like this.
These two will come in and make a huge difference, or at least that’s the hope. Niang was a starter at TCU at right tackle and could possibly take that spot next season. Hopefully, LDT can return to form as well.
Having them back, along with current starting left guard and former seventh-round pick Nick Allegretti help to provide some valuable depth. Martinas Rankin, who started along the interior in 2019, played tackle at college and as a rookie with the Houston Texans, can provide help with both the interior and outside of the offensive line.
If both Niang and Duvernay-Tardiff can come in and compete and claim starting spots, the offensive line is aided and the depth is helped. And helping the depth will be great for this team as they work to help protect the franchise quarterback.