Kansas City Chiefs final 53-man roster projection for 2022: Will a rookie-heavy lineup push veterans to the roster bubble?

The Kansas City Chiefs open the 2022 NFL regular season against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

This promises to be a different type of roster this season for the Chiefs, who made 10 draft picks this year. They probably won't keep of them all, but rookies will still claim a larger chunk of the roster spots than they have in recent years.

Two veterans who may not make the roster are running back Ronald Jones and wide receiver Josh Gordon. Otherwise, the most difficult roster decisions appear to be on defense, where the Chiefs may go heavy on the line after adding veterans Carlos Dunlap and Danny Shelton during training camp.

The roster will be cut to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 30. Here is a projection:

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