Chiefs Draft Prospects: Will Rackley

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Josh Buchanan of JBScouting.com is reporting that the Kansas City Chiefs will hold a private workout with Lehigh OG, Will Rackley.

Rackley is a 6-3, 309 pound guard that is currently being projected as a 3rd round draft choice bu NFL Draft Scout.

It looks as though a lot of teams are starting to get interested in Rackley. There aren’t as many scouting reports out there as some of the other top guys because it appears he is a bit late to the party but from everything I have read it seems he projects as a guard or possible center but that he doesn’t have the footwork to play tackle at the next level.

We know the Chiefs like versatility and we know they need a center and will eventually need another guard so Rackley would be a nice fit on KC’s offensive line. The Chiefs will probably be able to squeeze a few more years out of Ryan Lilja but Brian Waters is on his way out. With Jon Asamoagh waiting in the wings, picking up a guy like Rackley would provide excellent depth. If they like him enough, they might just try him out at center.

From the reports I’ve read, scouts seem to like Rackley’s big frame and pass blocking skills. He has a big frame, gets decent push in the run game and demonstrated his toughness by starting his last 40 games, including a stretch where he played injured.

And yes, he was a team captain.

The big knock on Rackley was that he was coming from a small school but the way he has been rocketing up draft boards leads me to believe that after seeing him up close, most NFL teams have gotten over that. He looks like a solid prospect and has enough buzz around him right now that he might sneak into the late 2nd round.

If the Chiefs like him and more specifically, if they think he can handle being the a starting center at the NFL level, I’d be ok giving up a 2nd round pick for him.

What do you think Addicts?

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