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Frogs in the Pros: Lucas Niang anchors the right side for Kansas City

Former TCU offensive lineman Lucas Niang ended his collegiate career as one of the highest-graded tackles in Division I football. Despite falling in the 2020 NFL Draft because of an injury, Niang has already earned the starting right tackle job for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he’ll be tasked with protecting superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs used a third-round selection on Niang, who started 27 games over his final three seasons with the Horned Frogs. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, but joined an offensive line in 2021 without former franchise left tackle Eric Fisher and veteran right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.