Player Page

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif | Tackle

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 321
College: McGill
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Chiefs OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif lined up as the first-team right guard during Wednesday's OTA practice.
The Chiefs appear to be high on their 2014 sixth-round pick. Though he was inactive every game of his rookie season, Duvernay-Tardif stuck on the roster the entire season and has earned consistent praise from coach Andy Reid. "Very strong and athletic, and he’s smart," Reid said of LDF. "It’s just a matter with him – like I mentioned back then last year – his reps. Every rep he gets better with. He's a good football player." Paul Fanaika is still the favorite to start at right guard, but Duvernay-Tardif could push him in camp. Fanaika was awful in Arizona last year. Jun 13 - 10:46 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is still optimistic about 2014 sixth-round OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.

The No. 200 overall pick of last May's draft, LDF made zero appearances as a rookie. "He’s smart, strong and a good athlete," Reid said. "I think he just needs to play more." 2014 starter Mike McGlynn is headed to the open market, though Jeff Allen will be returning after missing all of 2014 with an elbow injury. Realistically, LDF won't compete for a starting job.
Mar 3 - 2:50 PM

The Chiefs know sixth-round OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif will be a project and may not contribute much as a rookie.

"It’s a big swing and we’re hoping for a home run," scout Pat Sperduto said. "You’ve got the [coaches who] can develop him. They’ll close the gap as fast as they can and we’ll see how quick he hits the field." LDT, 23, was working mostly as a backup guard during the spring after spending his college career in Canada at McGill University. At 6'5/298, he ran a 4.94 forty, repped 225 pounds 33 times on the bench press, and posted a 33.5-inch vertical.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Sixth-round OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif reported to the Chiefs at 307 pounds.

He's up nine pounds from his Pro Day weight. The Canadian Football product is an outstanding athlete, and has been working at both guard and tackle in early-offseason practices. Duvernay-Tardif could push to start by 2015.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Chiefs signed sixth-round OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to a four-year contract.

Duvernay-Tardif is two years removed from playing defensive tackle. He needs to pack on some muscle to his 6-foot-5, 298-pound frame, but he's already super athletic. Duvernay-Tardif will be one of OL coach Andy Heck's projects.
Wed, May 14, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Chiefs selected McGill T Laurent Duvernay-Tardif with the No. 200 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Duvernay-Tardif (6-foot-5, 298) was the 2013 Metras Trophy winner as Canadian Football's most outstanding lineman despite spending just two seasons on offense after converting from defensive tackle. "LDT" ran forty times of 4.94 and 5.08 before the draft, adding a 31 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-6 broad jump. To cap off the freakish workout, he did 33 bench-press reps. Duvernay-Tardif is a raw project, but has longer-term starter upside based on his size and movement ability.
Sat, May 10, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Chase Daniel
3Aaron Murray
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3Spencer Ware
4Charcandrick West
5Keshawn Hill
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Knile Davis
FB1Anthony Sherman
2Spencer Ware
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Chris Conley
3Junior Hemingway
4Armon Binns
5Kenny Cook
WR21Albert Wilson
2Jason Avant
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Frankie Hammond
5Fred Williams
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Richard Gordon
4James O'Shaughnessy
5Ryan Taylor
K1Cairo Santos