The Kansas City Chiefs added another offensive lineman in the 2013 NFL Draft when they selected California (PA) center Eric Kush.
Here is what we know about Kush so far:
-He was recruited to play defensive line.
-He payed nine games as a LT.
-After moving to center, he found his sweet spot.
-He is listed at 6-3, 6-4 (depending on where you look) 305.
-He participated in the East West Shrine Game. He got banged up but taped up his leg and limped through the rest of practice.
Here is a bit more on Kush from College2Pro.com:
Size to play the position. Techincally sound. Can play with knee bend and some leverage. Good athletic ability for the position. Efficent player on the field. Hustles downfield to block on the second level. Will have a good chance at the next level. Thought he handled himself very good at the East West Shrine week of practices. Fact that he plays center gives him a chacne and working on deep-snapping improves draft stock.
Kush figures to be a developmental prospect for the Chiefs. He’s coming from a small school where he didn’t see a lot of time at center. When he did move to center, however, Kush flourished. It may be that the Chiefs would like to bring him to camp to see if they can accelerate his growth. If Kush fails to make the team, he could end up on the practice squad.
Here are is what some Chiefs fans had to say on the Kush pick:
Asked Eric Kush what a Vulcan is (Cal U mascot), he answered: “Greek god of fire and blacksmithing.” And then gave us its whole history
— Dave Skretta (@APdaveskretta) April 27, 2013
— TheFilmRoom (@TheFilmRoom) April 27, 2013
The amount of marijuana references I make during training camp about Eric Kush will be staggering. #Chiefs
— Mike Welch (@MikeWelchSR) April 27, 2013
Rd.6No.170: Chiefs – C Eric Kush, California (PA). EWS invite. 6’4/308/4.99. Listen to our interview with him here: blogtalkradio.com/all-access-foo…
— NFL Draft Bible (@NFLDraftBible) April 27, 2013
What do you think of the pick? Time to grade.