Martinas Rankin and Lucas Niang likely enter training camp looking to compete for playing time with the KC Chiefs in 2021.
The Chiefs drafted Lucas Niang with the idea of him replacing Schwartz at right tackle next season, so maybe that idea still comes to fruition despite him opting out this year. He was very good at TCU and it was definitely a blow to the offensive line when he made the decision to opt-out.
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Rankin, who played left tackle in college and played that spot in Week 17 this year, has also played guard and was earning playing time in 2019 before an injury sidelined him for an entire year. With an offseason, training camp, one would expect Rankin to compete for playing time as well.
The Chiefs will also have former Eagles practice squad tackle Prince Tega Wanogho, a former lineman from Auburn. He joined the Chiefs practice squad during the playoffs after spending the vast majority of the season on the Eagles practice squad.
Mike Remmers is going to be a free agent and he did well along the right side this season once Schwartz went down. Do the Chiefs try to re-sign him? If so, I wonder what it could cost and if Remmers would be interested.
It will be interesting to see what happens with these players, as they are in-house, know the offense, and can play multiple positions. Having depth here helps plan for the future. I do expect them to target at least one free agent offensive lineman.