February 21, 2020 11:12 AM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Reserve role in 2019
Saunders notched 22 tackles (13 solo), one sack and one defended pass across 12 regular-season contests in 2019.
Saunders also had three tackles across three postseason appearances. After sitting out the first four contests of the regular season, the Western Illinois product managed to carve out a consistent depth role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi in the middle of Kansas City's defensive line. He'll now work to further his development over the offseason.
April 27, 2019 05:36 PM
Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Picked up by KC
The Chiefs selected Saunders in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 84th overall.
The Western Illinois product was not held back by his small-school background, as he still managed to hear his name called on Day 2. Saunders has a stout build at 6-foot and 324 pounds, with impressive suddenness off the ball. He made a name for himself with a strong week at the Senior Bowl, showing that he can hang with upper-tier talent. He'll slot in behind Derrick Nnadi and Chris Jones in the middle of Kansas City's line.