Chiefs Draft Creed Humphrey Insurance With Versatile 5th-Round Selection

The Chiefs selected Penn State OL Hunter Nourzad in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft
The Chiefs selected Penn State OL Hunter Nourzad in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs have found slam-dunk picks late in the NFL Draft on the offensive line in years' past, like snagging Trey Smith in the sixth round, and may have just found another diamond in the rough by taking Penn State center Hunter Nourzad 159th overall.

Primarily a center, Nourzad has experience starting at left guard, right guard and right tackle as well, showcasing the type of versatility that Andy Reid covets in offensive linemen.

After finding perhaps the steal of the draft in the fourth round, Brett Veach seemingly just nailed another pick.

Chiefs Draft Penn State OL Hunter Nourzad in Fifth Round

Kansas City needed to shore up its offensive line depth after losing Nick Allegretti to the Commanders in the offseason. By taking Nourzad after landing BYU LT Kingsley Suamataia in the second round, the Chiefs have done exactly that.

At 6'3", 317 LBs, Nourzad might project long-term as a guard but has the experience to serviceably fill multiple roles along the offensive line.

He did not allow a single sack in 2023 and was one of the best run blockers in the class. To find a value like this in the fifth round is a testament to Veach and his staff, though we should expect nothing less from the Chiefs at this point.

Nourzad is known for his football IQ and ability to diagnose defenses before the snap, making him the perfect fit in Kansas City.

Once again, it looks like Veach hit a home run.

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