The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their three-day rookie minicamp yesterday and as the team looks ahead to OTAs this week, head coach Andy Reid spoke with the media to talk about the last few days.
Reid got specific about a couple of players. First, he was asked about third-round pick Knile Davis. Davis has had a history of broken ankles in college and Reid weighed in on how much he though the injuries impacted Davis in his final years at Arkansas.
“No, what you see consistently, whether it is the college level or the NFL – Adrian Peterson kind of blew this up, but he is a little different character, he is pretty special that way – but most of the time, when guys have a major injury it usually takes them about a year to get themselves all the way back,” said Reid. “I think if you take time into that statement that I am making then you have enough evidence of that.”
Reid was also asked wich players he thought stood out on the final day of the minicamp and he interestingly singled out QB Tyler Bray.
“Tyler Bray had a nice day today, I think that is obvious,” said Reid. “He made some nice throws down in the red zone. He has to continue to make progress, but he did some nice things. It was good to see [Sanders] Commings work at safety. He played a little bit of corner but was primarily at safety. It was nice to see the progress that he made as he went on. We feel like he can still play corner but that gives us the flexibility to play that free safety position. We will see, that is kind of where we are at.”
There are a lot of folks that think Bray has loads of potential and that he could have been a first-round pick had be decided to stay in college for another season. If the former Tennessee Volunteer continues to impress in practice, he could find himself on track to be an eventual replacement fro Alex Smith.
First things first, however. Bray has to start with making the team.