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Which Chiefs Impressed Experts with Their Preseason Play?

Posted Aug 29, 2016

Pro Football Focus graded Eric Fisher and Chris Jones highly

The Kansas City Chiefs brought home their first preseason win in a 23-7 victory against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, and experts took notice of some of the players that deserve credit for the win. 

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus graded the players and listed his takeaways from the game, and he rated both offensive lineman Eric Fisher and rookie defensive lineman Chris Jones highly on their preseason performance. 

Rookie Chris Jones caught many eyes in this game, accounting for 2 tackles, 1 assist and a stellar batted pass on third-and-18.

PFF rated Jones a "second-round steal" in this year’s NFL Draft. Take a look at what Monson had to say about Jones' Saturday performance:

Chris Jones - Grade: 83.6

"Chris Jones was one of the highest-graded interior defenders in the nation last season, and was No. 12 on PFF’s final draft board, but slid all the way to Kansas City in the second round at pick No. 37. In this game, he dominated the Bears, generating three hurries, a batted pass, and stuffing more than one play deep in the backfield. He displayed the strength and quickness combination that made multiple PFF analysts fall in love with him as a prospect, and looks like a true impact player for the Chiefs already."

Kansas City’s 2013 first-round draft pick (first overall), left tackle Eric Fisher, played in 46 games during the last three seasons, agreeing to a contract extension with the club earlier this month.

Fisher proved to experts why he was worth the extension on Saturday. Here's what Monson had to say on Fisher:

Eric Fisher - Grade: 82.5

"Eric Fisher had an excellent game at left tackle, surrendering just one hurry on 34 pass-blocking snap..."

To see the rest of PFF's ratings, click here.

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