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Rookie Matchups: Kansas City plays the long game with 2017 draft picks

How many of the rookies will Andy Reid actually play?

The NFL Draft is over and the work to get all the rookies ready for the NFL begins. For the Washington Redskins that means first round pick Jonathan Allen and nine other players selected in the 2017 draft. The same scenario exists for the other 31 NFL teams of which the Redskins will face 13 including each NFC East rival twice. Let's begin taking a look at the interesting matchups and scenarios involving the new guys.

Who: Kansas City Chiefs

When: Week 4: Monday, October 2 at 8:30 pm on ESPN

Where: Arrowhead Stadium

Interesting rookies:

* 2nd round -- Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova

* 3rd round -- Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

* 4th round -- Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan

Major matchup:  It is highly unlikely Washington will see rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II as he will probably sit behind Alex Smith during the early part of his career. Instead, Bill Callahan and company might have to gameplan for the 6-foot-7 defensive end that is Kpassagnon. Then again, Kpassagnon might also have a redshirt-like year with the quality pass rushers of Chris Jones, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Justin Houston, and Tamba Hali ahead of him on the depth chart. 

Keep an eye on: Ever since Jamaal Charles struggled to consistently stay healthy, Kansas City has had a turnstile of running backs. Hunt is likely to be behind Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and maybe even CJ Spiller this early in the season, but crazier things have happened for the Chiefs at running back. Hunt is an all around back that can play every down so you know there is a reason the Chiefs traded up to nab him, but that just might be because of a long view decision.

Don't forget: With the recent release of Jeremy Maclin, Chesson immediately moves one spot up on the depth chart, which is extremely fluid. Tyreek Hill is the only sure-fire starter with the likes of Chris Conley and Albert Wilson also seeing a lot of playing time. Should Chesson see the field, look for him to use his 6-foot-3 size to his advantage.

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