The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed UFA Demetrius Harris, a tight end from the UW-Milwaukee Panthers.
The third undrafted free agent prospect signed by the Kansas City Chiefs has been announced, once again, by the player’s own Twitter feed.
— Demetrius Harris (@D_NFL_Harris) April 28, 2013
You may remember the Chiefs worked out Harris and it was somewhat of a major story because he was a basketball star with the Panthers and not on any football scout’s radar. Because he’s athletic, tall and graded out as a tight end, the comparisons to Tony Gonzales and Antonio Gates abound from here.
After scouring the internet, I could literally find zero stats on this guy. He’s 6′ 6″, 239 pounds and can run the 40 yard dash in 4.75. Beyond that, I can’t really tell you much other than he played basketball.
If you missed the story from the beginning of April, Chiefs’ general manager, John Dorsey first became aware of Harris while he was still in his old job with the Green Bay Packers. To show the amount of due diligence Dorsey shows as a scout, he made a note in his calendar to follow up on Harris two years later because he saw that much promise in the young man. I did manage to find this story from Yahoo Sports breaking down how the Chiefs scouted Harris.
This could be a very promising signing for the Chiefs. If Harris impressed Dorsey that much that he would call and sign him two years later, there must be something to that. We’ll see. What do you think, Addicts?