The K.C. Chiefs made plenty of additions to their offensive line this offseason including six new faces from outside of the organization. The offensive line situation was completely turned around in just one offseason and the front office deserves a lot of credit for identifying the need an attacking it. They easily could’ve just added a couple pieces and gotten by but they went above and beyond in making sure No. 15 has the best protection.
All of that being said, the Chiefs can only keep so many lineman and not everyone can make it. So, today we’re going to be projecting the two-deep at each spot on the offensive line starting with left tackle.
Orlando Brown, Lucas Niang
Starting at left tackle for the Chiefs in 2021 will be Orlando Brown who the Chiefs traded a haul of picks before just days before the NFL Draft. Brown is a two time Pro-Bowler with All-Pro potential at just 24 years old. You could argue that Brown is an upgrade from Eric Fisher who is now with the Indianapolis Colts but there’s no doubt the Chiefs plan to make Brown the starter which is why they gave up all those assets to get him.
As for the second string, I think Lucas Niang will be the backup left tackle. Some may be surprised by that but I think Niang will be the sixth offensive lineman as he can play guard or tackle and there were videos of Niang training as a left tackle before the Chiefs traded for Orlando Brown and he does have 34″ arms which is the length the Chiefs like in their tackles. I believe if Brown were to go down the Chiefs would put Niang at left.