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Chiefs Checking Out Oaklahom OT Donald Stephenson

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

We told you this morning that the Kansas City Chiefs held a private workout for Oaklahoma TE James Hanna.

Now, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the Chiefs also had a visit with Oklahoma tackle Donald Stephenson.

Stephenson 6-foot-6, 312 lbs. and was a star at the NFL Combine, running the fastest 40 time of any OT at 4.94. Since the Chiefs run a zone blocking scheme that depends on fast, athletic lineman, having tackle that can get out in front of Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster on the edge could be extremely valuable.

Stephenson currently is ranked as the ninth best tackle in the draft by NFL Draft Scout, and they project him to go somewhere in the third- or fourth-round range. Stephenson is another player that if he impresses teams in workouts, could find his stock on the rise. Every year at the draft there is a run on tackles so Stephenson could find himself going as early as the late second round.

The Chiefs are pretty well set at tackle with Branden Albert and Eric Winston but their depth at the position is non-existent. If they like Stephenson, I could see them spending a third rounder on him if they think he provides good value in that slot.

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