For our first installment of Draft Thursday, Adam and I will be taking a look at a couple of prospects and their Chiefs draft potential. I will be taking the North squad and Adam will be reviewing the South squad. While the Senior Bowl itself was interesting, the practices were the more important part of the evaluation for NFL scouts. The move from college to the pros is a huge leap and learning curve. How a player prepares and practices against good talent can be a very good indicator of that player’s ability to learn and grow. With that in mind, let’s review some of the North players that increased their draft stock and what that may mean for the Chiefs.
Ryan Kerrigan Purdue RDE/OLB 6′ 4” 255 LBS
Ryan is a case study of how to use the Senior Bowl properly. He dropped about 10 pounds from his playing weight at Purdue. During practices, he showed athletic ability to play OLB in a 3-4 as well as the pass rush skills to play a RDE in a 4-3
Chiefs Draft Possibility: He was a sleeper on my radar, but he woke up. His draft stock improved to the point where he should be long gone by the time the Chiefs pick in round one.
Kendall Hunter Oaklahoma St RB 5′ 8” 200 LBS
Kendall’s combination of speed and vision along with his size elicit comparisons to Maurice Jones-Drew. He has good hands, a nice burst and showed ability to pass protect.
Chiefs Draft Possibility: It’s not a big position of need. However, he could prove to be a nice compliment to Jamaal Charles. He could go in rounds two or three.
Titus Young Boise St WR 5′ 11” 174 LBS
Titus showed that this level of competition is not too big for him. He showed excellent route running, decent hands and enough speed to get deep. His slight build will always raise durability concerns. However, he is an excellent talent.
Chiefs Draft Possibility: This is a serious possibility for the Chiefs to take in round two, if available.
Vincent Brown San Diego St WR 5′ 11” 184 LBS
Vincent showed very good explosion coming out of cuts. His hands are huge and he does not drop much at all. He made a huge jump in practice increasing his draft stock.
Chiefs Draft Possibility: He is another serious possibility to go to the Chiefs in rounds two or three. I would prefer a deep threat, but Brown could be a factor as a slot receiver or a wide receiver.
John Moffitt Wisconsin C/OG/T 6′ 5” 323 LBS
John showed versatility, playing both center and guard. He is an aggressive player with a nasty streak. He can run block and pull to get to the next level. During practice, he played both guard and center without a hitch.
Chiefs Draft Possibility: Despite his size, his footwork and smarts make him a possibility for a zone blocking scheme. The Chiefs will love his versatility and his nasty streak. He is another round two possibility.