Chiefs training camp: Rookie RB making case for carries

Chiefs training camp: Rookie RB making case for carries

We’re nine stops into my training camp tour after dispatches from the Bills, Packers, Bears, Colts, Bengals, Steelers, Browns and Vikings. The Chiefs are up next:

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Every time I come here, it feels like there’s at least the threat of storms, and this year wasn’t any different. Lightning, but no rain through my run this morning. And then the skies opened, and practice was moved into the fieldhouse at Missouri Western. Here’s what I saw, and heard, in there…

1) Isaih Pacheco, a seventh-round pick out of Rutgers, looks like a real player—216 pounds, 4.3 speed, and traits that remind the staff here of former Chief Kareem Hunt (only he may have an extra gear that Hunt didn’ t). He’s a product of what the personnel department saw as a surplus of Day 3 running backs in this year’s draft class, which was a result of the COVID season of 2020 taking work away from guys who may have entered the ’21 class. And Pacheco’s more than just a traits guys—he’s shown real vision, too. It’ll be interesting, then, to see how he fits into a crowded backfield with Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ronald Jones and Jerick McKinnon.


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