The Kansas City Chiefs just wrapped up their three-day rookie minicamp and the folks over at ESPN decided to put out their latest NFL Power Rankings.
A few months ago, following the first wave of free agency, the Chiefs came in at No. 14.
Now that we’re past the NFL Draft, which the Chiefs used five of their six picks to bolster the young defensive talent on the roster, the Chiefs climbed a few spots into the Top 10.
Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Chiefs coming in at No. 10 this week:
“The Chiefs were 28th in total defense in 2017 -- their worst finish since 2009 when they went 4-12 -- which led to them becoming the first team in the common draft era (1967) to select only defensive players in a single draft.”
It’s important to note that Chiefs’ sixth-round pick Kahlil McKenzie, who played defensive line at Tennessee, is making the transition to offensive line.
And while these rankings don’t *really *matter, it’s still interesting to see that the Chiefs climbed four spots following a draft dedicated to the defense.
The Chiefs, who have won the AFC West the last two years, also come in as the division’s top team.
The Los Angeles Chargers rank at No. 12, the Oakland Raiders at No. 19, and the Denver Broncos at No. 21.