Darwin Thompson might have been a late round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs but it appears he's making the most of his opportunity. In fact, in late spring workouts and the team's OTAs, he's drawn more than a little bit of praise from the franchise's coaches. Among the coaches that have been quite impressed with Thompson is the man who could determine just how much work he gets in the 2019 season.

Falling in love with Darwin Thompson

While Thompson only played one season for Utah State before he decided to enter the NFL draft, it's clear he has the kind of talent that offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is quite enamored with.

He recently told the press that the running back has the kind of skill set that you "fall in love with.”

The OC added that he has the kind of talent that speaks for itself. He added that he has a work ethic that has made the coaches stand up and take notice. When you consider the running back was more of an afterthought than anything else for most draft gurus, it looks like the Kansas City Chiefs might have found themselves a secret weapon.

The team has said that Damien Williams is going to be getting the first chance to be the starting running back.

When you consider that Williams isn't someone that has been a player that has been consistent over the course of his career, it's possible that Thompson could steal a starting job away from the veteran.

Thompson making the most of his Kansas City Chiefs chances

Thompson is no stranger to being a new face on a roster and having to prove he deserves playing time. The reason he played only one year at Utah State is because he transferred there from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He stepped up a level to a Utah State team that has become one of the powers of the Mountain West.

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Then he dominated all comers.

Thompson racked up 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns. Even more impressive than those raw numbers was his efficiency. In 2018, he averaged 6.8 yards per carry. He was also a pretty impressive weapon when he had to catch a pass. Thompson amassed 23 receptions for 351 yards and two touchdowns.

It's likely Thompson's ability to hurt an opponent on the ground and through the air that has gotten the attention of the Kansas City Chiefs' coaches. The staff is also probably loving the fact that they've managed to find another offensive weapon in a place where they thought they might just be looking for roster filler.

The team has been looking to juice up the defense this offseason. The offense has been a bit of an afterthought. The idea that the Kansas City Chiefs got a player that could end up being someone who could take the starting running back job in the 6th round of the NFL Draft is an added bonus that all fans should be excited about.

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