The Kansas City Chiefs are down in Mobile, Alabama for this weekend’s Senior Bowl game and it appears they have been busy talking with multiple players.
We told you earlier in our roster evaluation of RT Barry Richardson that the Chiefs were seen talking to OT Anthony Castonzo out of Boston College but as the day went on, a few more names emerged.
The first and perhaps most interesting, is S Quinton Carter out of Oklahoma. Carter is considered the top free safety in the draft and NFL Draft Scout has him projected as a 2nd round pick.
More after the jump.
The Chiefs also talked with DE/DT Christian Ballard out of Iowa. As a DT Ballard isn’t really the right size to play NT coming in at 6-4, 288 pounds. He would probably project more as a DE in a 3-4 defense. He is projected as a late 2nd, early 3rd round pick.
Lastly, we heard the Chiefs also talked with Michigan G Stephen Schilling. Shilling is projected as a 3rd rounder by NFL Draft Scout and they have him ranked as the 6th best G in the draft.
It is curious the Chiefs are talking with a guard since the picked up Jon Asamoah in last year’s draft. NFDS listed Asamoah as the 2nd best guard in last year’s draft. given the presence of Brian Waters and Ryan Lilja, Asamoah only got in some spot duty last year thought he did alright when he was in. It is likely the Chiefs are looking at Schilling as a possible tackle option. Scott Pioli is rumored to prefer taking offensive lineman outside of the first round so he may be looking for a value here.
There is no telling if there is a pattern here. The Chiefs will be sure to do their due diligence on as many players as possible so the fact that they talked to a free safety today doesn’t necessarily mean they are unhappy with the play of Kendrick Lewis. Still, of I gleaned anything from today it would be that the Chiefs do seem to be interested in bolstering the offensive line.