We have preached how the Kansas City Chiefs need to protect Patrick Mahomes better and go and draft some offensive linemen. Well, have I got some good news for you. That’s precisely what they did after trading for Orlando Brown from the Ravens and signing Joe Thuney and Kyle Long in the free agency period.
The left side of the Chiefs new offensive line is now revamped and looks better than it has with Mahomes under center. A piece that got added that isn’t getting much attention would be the addition of center Austin Blythe.
The 6’3″ 300-pound center played for Los Angeles Rams just last year, in which he started every game the last few years. However, last season was the first season he was the primary center for the Rams, in which before he was the right guard.
This is where all the good stuff about new Chiefs linemen Creed Humphrey comes in handy.
Humphrey Selected by Chiefs at 63rd in NFL Draft
Creed Humphrey played three seasons at Oklahoma. In all three of those seasons, he anchored down the protection behind Heisman winners and Heisman candidates.
The 6’5″ 325-pound center played relentlessly in every game, allowing very few pressures. He already has something over Austin Blythe, and that is his size.
I am in no way, shape, or form saying that Creed Humphrey will be or is better than Austin Blythe. However, I am saying that this pickup gives the Chiefs more depth in the offensive line unit. Something the Chiefs really struggled with last year was the depth upfront, and this move only helps.
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