Can a rookie win the Chiefs' right tackle job by Week 1?


Darian Kinnard's barely been a Kansas City Chief for two weeks, and yet there's already a sense out there that he may be in line to be their starting right tackle on Week 1. It wouldn't be unprecedented -- especially during Brett Veach's tenure as GM -- for a rookie to immediately win a spot out of camp, and while speaking to 610's Fescoe In The Morning after watching rookie minicamp all weekend, Chiefs Insider Pete Sweeney talked about the likelihood of that happening.

"That is certainly the sense," he said. "As you've seen on, with photos, he's been playing that position even at rookie camp. I think they really want to get him the reps and see what they have there. I think that of all the positions on the line, the only one available is right tackle. So it's a very, very, what you would call intentional pick. And the competition has been good, it's been ok, in what the Chiefs have had in Andrew Wylie there. But it's not excellent, and the ceiling is a little lower there. I think we all know that. So you're going to see this Wylie vs. Kinnard competition. Andy Reid has never shown a fair to start rookie along the offensive line."

You can listen to Sweeney's entire interview in the player below: