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Chiefs Meet With Colorado Defensive Lineman

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly met with Colorado defensive lineman Will Pericak, ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft, set to take place next week at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

From the Baltimore Sun:

University of Colorado defensive lineman Will Pericak has visited the Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers, according to sources.
Pericak is a 6-foot-4, 296-pound four-year starter and an All-Pac-12 honorable-mention selection.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.18 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout. He recorded a 28 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.51 short shuttle and a 7.54 three-cone drill.

According to NFL Draft Scout, Pericak isn’t likely to be drafted. He is ranked #45 of all of the defensive tackles available.

I am getting the impression that the Chiefs are using the bulk of their time these days taking a look at some of the later round prospects. Remember, the team has had scouts watching these prospects for years so there shouldn’t be a ton of surprises. Even though John Dorsey and Andy Reid are new to KC, they likely kept most of the in-house scouts around. I imagine most of KC’s draft board is set by now, even if they haven’t made a final decision on what they plan to do at No. 1.

The Chiefs could certainly use help along the defensive line. There is some talent there but the group isn’t particularly deep.

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  • KCMikeG

    Your post brings up a really important question. How are the scouting department being handled under R&D? How are they normally handled under major change like ours? One of the reasons for the total failure of the 2009 draft was due to the old regime’s scouting department’s contribution. The current scouts are all left overs from Pioli’s regime (the brain trust that gave us the 2010, 2011 & 2012 draft remember) that he brought in after the 2009 season unless there have been changes made already. What is our status??

  • ArrowFan

    I think Bailey will do just fine in Dorsey’s spot or even Powe.