The Kansas City Chiefs continued to do their due diligence on possible 2013 NFL Draft picks by taking in Northwest Missouri State’s Pro Day on Friday.
The star of the Pro Day and the was defensive lineman Travis Chappelear.
From the Maryville Daily Forum:
With NFL scouts from seven different organizations in attendance, Chappelear benched 34 reps of 225 pounds—fourth-best among all defensive lineman and second-best among all linebackers based on NFL Combine numbers.
Chappelear also ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.7 that ranks in the top 10 among all defensive lineman and top 15 of all linebackers. He added a 37 inch vertical jump, tied for third among defensive lineman.
A native of Urbana, Chappelear (6-5, 275) was Northwest’s third leading tackler last year with 62 from the nose tackle position.
Chappelear wasn’t the only player in attendance. Northwest running back/return man Jordan Simmons also worked out and according to the Forum, the Chiefs have a meeting scheduled with him. The article doesn’t elaborate on whether that will be a private workout or a visit to Arrowhead.
Travis Chappelear is not rated very highly at all, according to NFL Draft Scout. They have him as the 60th best DE prospect in the draft. That rating might change, however, after teams get a look at his workout numbers.
Here are some highlights:
As for Simmons, he stands 5-10 and weighs 192. He is not particularly fast, running in the 4.48 40 range. He looks like a late round pick, maybe even undrafted guy, that could come in and try to make the roster on special teams. Here is a video of one of his punt returns.