3 hidden gems on the Kansas City Chiefs roster

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Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs

LUBBOCK, TEXAS – OCTOBER 31: Center Creed Humphrey #56 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the college football game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

The Chiefs are on a mission to regain the Lombardi Trophy in 2021. Here are three underrated members of the Kansas City roster who can help them win big. 

Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City teammates came up one game short of their ultimate goal last season. That means the Chiefs are laser-focused on winning a Super Bowl title this season. To achieve that lofty goal, the team needs big contributions from players up and down their roster.

In other words, brilliant individual campaigns from stars like Mahomes, Patrick Kelce, and Chris Jones won’t be enough to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to town. The Chiefs will need some under-the-radar players to emerge as borderline stars in 2021.

Fortunately for Chiefs fans, the team has a lot of young talent capable of taking a big step forward this season. Kansas City fans should keep a particularly close eye on the following three players.

3. Creed Humphrey

Humphrey is a second round pick who is managing to fly under-the-radar given all of the high-profile offensive line moves the Chiefs have made in recent weeks. He’s clearly the team’s center of the future, but it’s easy to envision a scenario where he takes over the position right away.

Humphrey isn’t the most mobile center in the world, but he’s a powerful in-line blocker. That gives him a chance to unlock the Chiefs’ interior run game. He could turn into Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s best friend very quickly.

It’s also important to note that Humphrey enters the NFL with 37 collegiate starts under his belt. That gives him a leg up when it comes to adjusting to the pro game. It might take him a few weeks to get up and running, but Chiefs fans should watch for him to emerge as a starter well before the Playoffs arrive.

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