“In a second, that could happen,” Dorsey explained. “Sitting down and overwhelming somebody with their depth of knowledge of the offensive scheme and how quick they can put it up, and combine that with the on-the-field skills, and you go, ‘Holy s—, he’s got it.’ It could be an interview at the combine, it could be his pro day at the school. There are different variables, and all of a sudden the light goes on and you’re going, ‘That’s the guy!’ It happens in a multitude of ways.”
Whether that moment of clarity comes or not, Dorsey continued, there needs to “come a point after you sit here and listen to all the scouts, you sit and listen to the coaches, you sit and talk with the medical staff, and then you sit and talk with the head coach, and then you say, ‘This is the guy, and here’s why.’ And everyone says, ‘OK.’ Then you know that’s the guy.”
NFL.com’s Albert Breer reported Wednesday that Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher both are not slated to visit. The Chiefs also spent considerable timing kicking the tires on Oregon’s Dion Jordan and Florida’s Sharrif Floyd after the NFL Scouting Combine. Those two aren’t scheduled to meet with the Kansas City brass, either.
GM John Dorsey told Breer that the Chiefs have narrowed down their potential No. 1 picks to four players. While it’s impossible to confirm the identity of those four players, the consensus buzz in league circles would be: Joeckel, Fisher, Jordan and Floyd. And yet none of them are scheduled to visit the Chiefs.
“Coach Sutton is definitely going to bring an attack-style defense to our ball club,” said inside linebacker Derrick Johnson. “He’s already talked about it, about taking the ball away. One of my goals is to take the ball away … and score. That’s the name of the game. Of course the main objective is to win, but takeaways are going to be big for us this year.”
In the meantime, Clabo hits the market as a durable, reliable blocker for teams in need of help at right tackle. The 31-year-old former undrafted free agent hasn’t missed a game since 2007 and has been a very good run blocker for Atlanta’s running game.
The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs are among the teams in need of help at right tackle. The Bengals have yet to re-sign Andre Smith, which is indicative he’s very unhappy with the offers the team has made to this point.