On Wednesday’s edition of the Arrowhead Pride Out of Structure podcast, Matt Stagner and I took a break from answering your considerate questions from Twitter. As a substitute, we debated the rankings we now have every made for present Kansas City Chiefs gamers. I posted my Top 20 Chiefs in a series of articles just a few weeks in the past, whereas Matt frequently updates his Market Movers series by rating the whole roster.
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Take heed to the podcast for all of our discrepancies. I picked out one participant that every of us has larger than the opposite.
Ron: Dan Sorensen
Ron ranked Sorensen fifteenth. Matt ranked him twenty ninth.
The participant I’ve been making an attempt to chop each offseason for the final three years has by some means landed within the prime 15 of my listing. I’ve him ranked forward of men like Derrick Nnadi, Charvarius Ward and Creed Humphrey. I consider Sorensen has an even bigger affect on the workforce as an entire than a number of the youthful function gamers we is perhaps extra enthusiastic about.
His special-teams affect is one factor — however final season, he additionally performed the second-most defensive snaps on the workforce. He was one of the vital constant defenders on the workforce final yr; his capability to be the second linebacker within the dime protection — and in addition generally play deep security — is effective.
At this level in his profession, I do know he’s extra more likely to be trending down than up — however he’s nonetheless a really impactful participant.
Matt: Tershawn Wharton
Matt ranked Wharton 14th, whereas Ron ranked him twenty second.
First, a little bit of context: the rankings I do are for the Market Movers sequence — and are meant to be forward-looking; I’m in search of to establish ascending gamers earlier than they transfer up the ranks. So I most likely give extra weight to youthful gamers primarily based on their upside — and Wharton actually matches that description.
Coming off of a outstanding rookie season, Wharton demonstrated a capability to be disruptive — particularly speeding the passer — and with Chris Jones enjoying extra on the EDGE, I feel he may have an even bigger function this season. When you’re wanting on the younger gamers on the rise, Wharton is a participant to get enthusiastic about — even when I’m slightly too excessive on him in these rankings.
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