FPC Leaders News Roundup: Skyy, rookies and more

NFL training camps are in full swing. The teams have now put on the protections. As a result, most teams are about a week away from their first pre-season game of the season. For the Kansas City Chiefs, the new faces have brought fierce competition in key locations. So far, we’ve seen plenty of newcomers making headlines at Chiefs training camp.

What are the names that turn heads? Where are things with Orlando Brown Jr., after his initial no-show at training camp? Also, what is really unique about Andy Reid’s training camps, compared to others with different NFL head coaches? Now is the time to catch up with our latest roundup of FPC Leaders news. Let’s start.

Skyy Moore is fine after injury scare

The excitement of players returning to the football pitch also clashes with the occasional breather. Avoiding injury and keeping your alignment deep is sometimes just as important as getting key reps in training. For the Kansas City Chiefs, there was a slight sense of trepidation after practice Tuesday. Second-round rookie pick Skyy Moore left with a hip injury. The wide receiver appeared to get hit and seemed somewhat surprised to take a light hit during a one-on-one repeat. Luckily for the Chiefs, that injury didn’t phase Moore.

On Tuesday night, Moore took to social media to proclaim he was “fine” and left a thumbs up on an account reporting he had left practice early. It didn’t just give Chiefs fans a sigh of relief, health-wise. In addition, Moore should play a major role in the offense from the start. Kansas City may be able to use him in different ways throughout their rookie season. Since he’s no worse for wear, Moore can continue to show off his best features. Things like his separation and ball skills have been on full display in training camp so far. However, the West Michigan product isn’t the only rookie turning heads.

Chiefs 2022 draft class making waves

The Chiefs have done an outstanding job of finding value in the NFL Draft. That’s especially true under current general manager Brett Veach, who made the most draft selections he’s ever had last April. Last year, Trey Smith proved that many teams passed him on badly. The Jarius Sneed has been an impact defender in many ways, another third-day selection from Veach. Now in 2022, it looks like the rookies are ready to take over immediately for Kansas City.

The Chiefs have never been shy about throwing their young prospects to Wolves out the door under this training regimen. Additionally, this roster just went through a lot of changes this offseason. Why not give rookies extra chances in the starting lineup early on?

For starters, we’ve seen defensemen like George Karlaftis start training camp strong. Defensive backs like Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson received notable points with the starting defense in team periods. On the other hand, Trent McDuffie has shown his ability to provide sticky coverage during individual drills. Bryan Cook’s instincts transcend well. Finally, Isiah Pacheco also received reps with the starting attack. He’s already been officially named as the Chiefs’ first option at kick return, to boot.

Of course, these are just training and training camps. More reps likely help create more success for these incoming recruits. Even still, these are no longer Spring OTAs. The strong results of Chiefs rookies have been continuously beaming for seemingly the entire draft class. Karlaftis and McDuffie are likely day one starters and have different expectations as first-round picks. However, seeing or hearing that Pacheco, Williams and even Leo Chenal are thriving early is a terrific sign for a very different Kansas City core.

Brown Jr. has arrived

In last week’s edition of the FPC Chiefs News Roundup, we discussed Orlando Brown Jr. initially not showing up for training camp. Surprisingly enough, his status changed earlier this week. Brown Jr. finally signed his franchise tender, earning him $16.7 million that season. He showed up just in time for the Chiefs to put on full pads. More importantly for Kansas City, they reunited with their blind protector with newfound focus during a crucial campaign.

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