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Chiefs Meet With TE Nick Kasa, DT Sylvester Williams At Senior Bowl

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:

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  • Patrick Allen

    Interested to here Merlin’s thoughts on Williams.

  • Leon Ritz

    Williams looks like he has a good first step and uses his hands well, but he seems to lack some strength to me for what he would be doing in KC. He seems to get blown way off the ball on double teams and also it may just be scheme but he gives up on his rush quite a bit and drops off the line. Small sample size though.

    • Patrick Allen

      I like his first step as well. He has a few snaps there where he really explodes off the line. Seems like he relies on his hand technique and swim move a little more than his bull rush which could be a good sign for him at the next level. Shows nice effort. Like that he got his hands up on the one play where the double team had him beat. Swatted down that pass.

      I will be keeping an eye on him this weekend to see how he does against some quality competition.

    • Patrick Allen

      I will add that I liked this bit of tape more than some of the film I watched of Poe in college.

  • ArrowFan

    I don’t think Poe is going to be replaced anytime soon. Now Dorsey or even TJ I could see needing replacements. We are stuck with Poe for better or worse for at least another year. Personally I saw a huge improvement from the start of the season to the end. Also if we dump the 2 gap super man block eater approach to the NT position I see no reason why Poe shouldn’t be expected to continue to improve.

  • C Kennard

    I don’t think Williams is that great. He got hooked way too easily by a center, which is not good at all. There was a play in the Louisville game he got double teamed 10 yards bueno for a defensive lineman. I know he is 320 pounds or what not but he isn’t very quick. It looked like he took some plays off too, if he knew he was slanting a gap he did good, but it seemed like if his number wasn’t called then he wasn’t going 100%. Take my comment for what it’s worth, I’m just a high school football coach.