Pro Football Focus thinks a Kansas City Chiefs player is trending in the wrong direction during training camp.
Matt Lane of KC Sports Network was asked to name for PFF which Chiefs players are rising and falling during camp and he suggested that edge rusher Mike Danna is a “faller”.
“Danna appears primed to lose reps due to the Carlos Dunlap addition,” noted PFF’s Doug Kyed.
The Chiefs’ biggest issue last season was not being able to consistently get after the quarterback.
Kansas City signed Carlos Dunlap and drafted Purdue pass rusher George Karlaftis to help remedy that problem in 2022.
Danna, a fifth-round draft pick by the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft, was hoping to have a breakout season in 2022 after totaling 5.5 sacks during his first two seasons in the NFL.
But with Dunlap on the roster and the big expectations for Karlaftis, it looks like Danna will be relegated to a depth role.
While that’s unfortunate for Danna, it’s a good sign for the Chiefs. Danna is a good player to have for depth and even though he won’t be a starter, he could still end up playing a key role for the Chiefs this season. We’ve seen plenty of backup pass rushers make key plays in important moments before. I’m sure Danna will have his chances in 2022.
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