The 2013 Senior Bowl practices are underway down in Mobile, Alabama and the Kansas City Chiefs are there in force scouting potential draftees.
Thanks to Walter Football, we’re getting a daily heads up on which players the Chiefs are meeting with.
Yesterday, it was TE Nick Kasa and DT Sylvester Williams.
Let’s break this down:
Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
Kasa is listed at 6-6, 271. By comparison, Tony Moeaki is listed at 6-3, 252. Kasa is ranked as the 9th best TE in the draft, according to NFL Draft Scout. He is currently projected to be drafted somewhere in the 5th-6th round range. He finished his senior season with 25 catches for 391 yards and two TDs. He was one of the team’s best receivers on an absolutely awful offense. He is a former DE.
Kasa could be one of those guys that is able to seriously boost his draft stock this week. He played a new position for a bad team but his teammates have compared him to Rob Gronkowski.
Here is a clip of Kasa talking about his switch to TE:
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
We can’t help but raise our eyebrows a little bit here. Yes, yes, the Chiefs are doing their due diligence and all that but at 6-3, 313, Williams screams “nose tackle.”
As we know, the Chiefs are sticking with the 3-4 defense, but the new regime has absolutely no ties to last year’s first round pick Dontari Poe. Poe had an average, if not unspectacular, season. He showed flashes at times but also proved to be extremely raw.
Williams is projected as a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick by NFL Draft Scout and is ranked as the 8th best DT in the draft.
Williams played two seasons at Coffeeville Community College before transferring to North Carolina. He recorded 42 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses and 6.0 sacks this year as a senior.
Here is some tape on Williams:
You can check out all the Chiefs’ draft interests on our interest page.