The NFL Scouting Combine is still going on in Indianapolis and despite rumors swirling concerning the Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers QB Alex Smith, KC still met with eight QBs over the weekend.
According to the Kansas City Star, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and Gm John Dorsey met with the following signal callers:
Geno Smith – West Virginia, Mike Glennon – North Carolina State, Ryan Nassib - Syracuse, Tyler Wilson – Arkansas, Matt Barkley – USC, Zac Dysert – Ohio, Tyler Bray – Tennessee and E.J. Manuel – Florida State.
The Chiefs would have only gotten about fifteen minutes with each of these QBs so this is just the beginning of the evaluation process. KC will likely take what they learned at the Combine from the interviews and workouts and then continue the process by attending Pro-Days and even by bringing some of these guys to Kansas City for a visit.
The Alex Smith rumors are causing some Chiefs fans to panic but I don’t think they should Given KC’s QB situation, I am pretty confident that the Chiefs will select a QB and select one with a high draft pick. It may not be Geno Smith at #1 but it might be a Tyler Wilson type in the second.
Remember, the Chiefs can burn a third-round pick on Alex Smith and not lose too much because they are almost certain to get a compensatory third-round pick for the loss of Brandon Carr in free agency last year. So the Chiefs could trade their early third-rounder for Smith, and still pick about 32 or 33 picks later.
There are a lot of options available to KC so don’t rule a QB out just yet.