Rich Ranglin is already familiar playing offensive line in Kansas City. Now he'll hope that his skills translate to the highest possible level of football after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. After playing well in 2011 for the Kansas City Command for the Arena Football League, certainly the Chiefs' front office has been aware of him for some time.
Ranglin gives the Chiefs another young lineman to compete for depth along with David Mims and recent draft picks Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen. The team needs to remake the second line as well as figure out what they have for the long-term. Ranglin comes with a solid resume in the AFL. From the Chiefs press release:
Ranglin’s previous experience comes from the Arena Football League where he’s played for three different AFL clubs including the Kansas City Command. He was named the AFL’s Offensive Lineman of the Year while playing with the Command in 2011.
A four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State, the alma mater of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, Ranglin was a preseason All-American selection and earned second-team All-Northeast Conference honors as a senior for the Blue Devils.
This year, Ranglin has played for the San Jose SaberCats.