Trey Smith Named "Most Underrated" For Kansas City Chiefs

Former Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman Trey Smith was recognized as the most underrated player on the Kansas City Chiefs roster.
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith (65) poses for a photo
Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Trey Smith (65) poses for a photo / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman Trey Smith was recognized as the most underrated player on the Kansas City Chiefs roster.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been the class of the NFL over the past few seasons. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes II has made waves, earning two league MVPs and leading the Chiefs to three Super Bowl victories, including their latest this season over the San Francisco 49ers.

Offensive guard Trey Smith is a centerpiece of the Chiefs' success but rarely gets credit for his impact. Pro Football Focus went through the exercise of indentifying each team's "most underrated" player, and they picked Smith for Kansas City. He was formerly a highly-touted high school recruit who signed with the Tennessee Volunteers and compiled a fantastic collegiate career for the Vols.

"The Chiefs' offensive tackles got a lot of attention last season for all the wrong reasons, while Joe Thuney and Creed Humphrey continued to excel on the interior. But there was not much talk of right guard Trey Smith’s performance despite him being one of the most consistent guards in the league. He is one of just three players to have played more than 4,000 snaps over the past three seasons — with Humphrey and Patrick Mahomes being the other two — and his 76.5 overall grade over that span ranks 11th among guards."

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Evan Crowell

EVAN CROWELL

Evan Crowell is the lead publisher of Sports Illustrated-FanNation's Volunteer Country, serving as a beat reporter covering football, basketball, and recruiting. He previously worked as the lead publisher of Sports Illustrated-FanNation's Gamecocks Digest.