Season totals: Seven games started. 14 total tackles, one tackle for loss, three passes batted, one sack and 20 total pressures.
One of the most impressive rookies for Kansas City, Karlaftis has played the second-most defensive snaps among Chiefs rookie defenders with 352 through seven weeks. While his sack production hasn’t been high, Karlaftis has the second-most pressures behind Chris Jones and the most among rookie edge rushers through seven weeks.
Part of his lack of sack production has to do with the scheme as Steve Spagnuolo has sought to line him up on the defensive interior to force some double teams and free others for one-on-one matchups. With Frank Clark suspended for the next two games, it will be important for Karlaftis to continue producing pressures, but it will be even more vital for him to convert some of those pressures into sacks.