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Kareem Hunt stands out among Chiefs rookies

Here is a look at how each of the Kansas City Chiefs' six draft picks fared during the season's first half:

Patrick Mahomes II, QB, first round: Mahomes is the No. 2 quarterback but hasn't played a snap during the regular season. He was impressive enough during training camp and the preseason to make the possibilities intriguing once he does get into the lineup. Grade: Incomplete.

Tanoh Kpassagnon, LB, second round: The Chiefs thought Kpassagnon would be a project, having come from Villanova, where he was a down lineman. But he's played only 12 snaps for a team that needs defensive help. He has time to turn this around and has shown enough improvement in practice that the Chiefs are hopeful he can contribute in the season's second half. Grade: Below average.

Kareem Hunt, RB, third round: Hunt has been at times spectacular. He has three rushes of 50-plus yards, which isn't bad for someone who is supposedly slow. He has also provided a boost in the passing game with three receptions of more than 20 yards. But his production has dropped after a strong start. Grade: Near perfection.

Jehu Chesson, WR, fourth round: He's played in five games but has only played four snaps on offense. The Chiefs turned to an undrafted rookie, Marcus Kemp, instead of Chesson when they needed receiving help in a game against the Steelers. Chesson has played on special teams, including as a kickoff returner. Grade: Bring on 2018.

Ukeme Eligwe, LB, fifth round: He's played in all but one game but hasn't yet played a snap on defense. He has contributed on special teams. He could figure into the playing mix on defense next season. Grade: Bring on 2018.

Leon McQuay, S, sixth round: He's been on the practice squad all season. He has some coverage skills -- the Chiefs tried him as a nickelback during offseason practice -- so he's likely to get another look next spring and summer. Grade: Incomplete.