The time of training camp everyone looks forward to has now approached us. The Kansas City Chiefs released their first unofficial depth chart for the upcoming pre-season game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Why is this a time we look forward to? Well, this gives Chiefs fans a sense of relief. Now, they can see who will likely be the full-time bodyguards for Patrick Mahomes. Not only that, but this gives fans a chance to see if their predictions were right or not.

Let’s not forget the rookies as well. Getting the first depth chart allows fans and media to see where they are at in terms of their NFL skillset. Of course, we know who the quarterback will be, along with the wide receiver one and the tight end one. However, there are some surprises on the chart.

Surprises on the Chiefs training camp depth chart

The first thing we should address is Mecole Hardman being listed as the wide receiver two. Now, this is not necessarily a surprise, but it is a good thing to see. However, Demarcus Robinson is listed as the wide receiver four just behind Byron Pringle. Other Chiefs training camp standout Noah Grey was listed as the third tight end on the depth chart.

The main surprise would be what the offensive line now looks like now. If we are technical, Lucas Niang is still a rookie since he has yet to play a game after opting out last season. Therefore, the depth chart has three rookies starting.

With Lucas Niang, Trey Smith, and Creed Humphrey all starting, the Chiefs offensive line is going young. If this pans out, they could have a great offensive line for the next few seasons.

Defensively there are some surprises as well. At the linebacker position, Willie Gay will be starting. Honestly, it is what fans and media have been wanting for a while now. But the real surprise is who the backup linebacker is. Nick Bolton, the rookie from Missouri, is listed as the second backer behind Willie Gay Jr. and could show in the preseason games his skill even more.

Hopefully, these things all end up working out. While this is not the official depth chart with the official starters, it gives us a better idea of what to expect.

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