OT Mitchell Schwartz (Chiefs)
The Pacific Palisades High grad didn’t go too far from the Los Angeles County area, moving up north to Berkely and playing for the Cal Bears after high school. It was at Cal where he earned his reputation of being an iron-man. Starting every game over the course of his 4 years, 51 game career for Cal. Schwartz played tackle on both sides of the line and became one of the leaders on the team.
After school, he was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, becoming Cal’s highest picked lineman since former (and once future) teammate Alex Mack. During his time in Cleveland, Schwartz’s run of consecutive snaps played was only dwarfed by that of former teammate and future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas. He became a standard presence as the right tackle of the team and showed enormous potential.
In 2016, the brilliant and extraordinarily gifted talent evaluator (sarcasm) Sashi Brown opted to not re-sign Schwartz and instead let him into the free agency pool. Good thing for Kansas City too, because they not only made Schwartz the highest paid-right tackle at the time but he then delivered on the field as well. Since signing with the Chiefs, Schwartz has three second-team All-Pro selections and one first-team All-Pro selection. Every year he’s been with the Chiefs, he’s been viewed as one of the four best tackles in football.
Sashi Brown, the Chiefs greatest General Manager in history.