Mitch Morse rewarded the Chiefs' faith by becoming an instant star on their new offensive line. Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY Sports

Eric Kush entered training camp as the odd-on favorite to anchor Kansas City's line.

Then, Mitch Morse got his shot. And the Chiefs couldn't turn away from their second-round pick as he blossomed into an above-average player through eight weeks.

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Morse leads all Chiefs -- not just Chiefs rookies -- in total offensive snaps. He's a mean run defender and an improving pass blocker who'll only get better with experience and time.

Kush, meanwhile, just signed on with his second team since the Chiefs let him go this summer. It looks like they made the right call with Morse.

(h/t ESPN)