The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp early on Sunday, but not before getting a long look at the players that will make up the 2010 roster. Bob Gretz was the only non-Chief to attend every practice over the weekend and is handing out his mini-camp Oscars, including the player to keep an eye on/offensive rising force.
RB KESTAHN MOORE. The first-year back out of Florida got a lot of opportunities with Jamaal Charles on the sidelines because of his shoulder surgery/recovery. There is no live action in these practices, so running backs can be hard to judge. But in every practice, Moore ripped off at least one impressive run with a burst of speed or moves. Moore has become a shadow of Thomas Jones and he’s trying to learn how to stay in the NFL from the 11-year veteran. He has the same size (5-10, 214 pounds) as Jones (5-10, 212 pounds) and a similar running style.
If you’ve spent any time around here you know I’m Moore’s biggest fan. With the lack of depth at running back down the stretch last season for the Chiefs, I’m shocked that Moore wasn’t given a shot to run the ball after he was signed to the practice squad in December.
He didn’t have huge production at Florida, but managed to average 5 yards a carry. Moore’s path towards a roster spot is still a long one, but he seems to be catching up on holdovers Kolby Smith,Javarris Williams and Jackie Battle.