8 Chiefs Whose Stock is Rising After OTAs

The Kansas City Chiefs entered their final stretch of voluntary OTAs on Tuesday. Here's a look at eight players whose stock is on the rise after a solid offseason showing thus far.
WR Marquise Brown is one Chief whose stock is on the rise.
WR Marquise Brown is one Chief whose stock is on the rise. / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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4. Chukwuebuka Godrick, OT

With Donovan Smith leaving town as a free agent this offseason, the Chiefs opened the spring looking for a new starting left tackle. With a training camp battle for the role likely looming, one candidate who's emerged is none other than Chukwuebuka Godrick.

Godrick's impressive OTA performance is somewhat surprising given that his offseason started on the wrong fit. The Nigerian offensive tackle — along with fellow blocker Wanya Morris — was arrested for possession of marijuana last month. Although it was far from a serious charge, Kansas City fans wondered if the arrest would negatively impact either player's workouts.

The good news is that the arrest hasn't affected Godrick during OTAs. Although he still has areas to approve upon, like any young player, offensive line coach Andy Heck sees Godrick as "an exciting developmental guy" who has "been doing very well this spring."

Covering Mahomes' blindside is an honor, which is why it was a big deal that Godrick saw reps as the starting left tackle last Thursday. While we're only in OTAs at the moment, we'll have a better idea of how the Chiefs view the up-and-comer if he continues to see first-team opportunities during minicamp and into the preseason.

Kansas City took a risk when it selected Godrick through the NFL International Player Pathway Program last year. Gambles don't always pay off, but it's clear that this one just might.