The Kansas City Chiefs have only just begun to dig themselves out of the hole Carl Peterson and Herm Edwards left them in after the 2008 season. When Scott Pioli set up shop at One Arrowhead Drive, the roster was as devoid of talent as Nickelback and even less entertaining.
But after four drafts and a few sharp free-agent signings, Kansas City is a hub of football talent once again. Unlike past rosters, however, the majority of the locker room doesn’t have AARP fliers being put in their locker.
Youth is prevalent in Kansas City, and there are plenty of youngsters in red looking to make their mark in the league. Here are four young Chiefs who haven't quite found their stride to watch for a breakout season in 2012.