A rookie for Mahomes backside
Raise your hand if you are comfortable with the seventh offensive tackle in the 2021 draft being the player asked the protect the backside of Patrick Mahomes.
Not seeing any hands, I can see everyone agrees with me.
All offensive tackles are not equal and simply put — It is a unique player that plays tackle in the Chiefs offense.
Many of the offensive tackles slated, currently, to possibly be on the board around when the Chiefs are picking are often viewed as either right tackles or guards. That doesn’t help, the Chiefs have both guards and a right tackle (one that is, in essence, a rookie). Lucas Niang is not a player that projects to succeed at left tackle and the Chiefs spent big money at left guard with Joe Thuney.
All things being equal, I’d rather not have rookies on both edges of the line. Experience on the left side would be very important.