The Kansas City Chiefs have quite a bit of talent in on their roster. They also have quite a bit of talent attempting to make the roster. When it comes to names that could be darkhorse candidates to have a real impact on the 2019 season, two players have risen to the top of the list. Byron Pringle and John Lovett have both been turning heads so far in OTAs. If they can continue to do so in the upcoming minicamps, there's a possibility that Patrick Mahomes will have a couple of weapons at his disposal that few people would have mentioned in March.

Pringle looking for second shot at Kansas City Chiefs' rookie year

Of the two players that are looking like they might compete not just for a roster spot, but actual playing time, Byron Pringle likely has the best chance. That's because there was a time when he looked like he might be challenging for playing time in 2018.

As Chiefswire points out, he was having himself a very good camp last fall. That was especially the case in the final preseason game of the year when he amassed 144 yards on four receptions.

That included a 62-yard scamper. The problem was, he was also hurt in that game. A hamstring injury required him to miss the entire season, and now he's looking for a reboot.

This summer, Kansas City Chiefs coaches have talked about the work that Pringle has put in. They like that he handled having to rehab the way he did. They also like what he's shown on the field in OTAs. With Tyreek Hill's status very much uncertain, Pringle is someone who could not only make the final cuts but grab some catches once the season starts.

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John Lovett looking to change positions for Kansas City Chiefs

While Pringle is just hoping his skills as a wide receiver will be recognized by his team. Former Princeton quarterback John Lovett is looking to change positions. A heck of a formidable potion quarterback in the Ivy League, Forbes reports that he's looking to be a kind of H-Back position in the NFL.

So far, it appears the team's offensive coaches are liking what they're seeing. “He’s done a heck of a job,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy told the publication.

“He’s learning to play the tight end position as well as a fullback.”

The question, of course, is whether the job he's doing is good enough to land him on an NFL roster and then actually get him playing time. It's going to be an uphill climb, though you have to wonder if him being a very good quarterback could bring him some extra attention. In 2018, Lovett led Princeton to the Ivy League championship behind 1,272 yards passing, 14 touchdowns and just one interception. He also ran the ball for 608 yards (at 7.7 YPC) and eight touchdowns.

Lovett clearly has athleticism. Whether he's got enough to stick with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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