May 12, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris (47) catches a pass during the rookie mini camp at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Six Undrafted Free Agents


The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed six undrafted free agents, a group that includes two wide receivers and a safety.

BEN JOHNSON

Johnson is a 6-1 linebacker from Tennessee-Martin. At his Pro Day he ran a 4.60 40 and had an excellent 6.83 three-cone time. Johnson is likely to compete for one of the reserve linebacker roles as a situational pass rusher and special teams player.

Reports on Johnson are that he can get from sideline to sideline very quickly and he has a great motor. He’ll be an interesting guy to watch during training camp as the Chiefs has some depth issues at inside linebacker.

Kansas City carried nine players listed as a linebacker to start 2013. Dee Ford, Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, Joe Mays, Nico Johnson, and Frank Zombo would seem to be locks for the roster so that leaves a couple of spots open for Johnson to attempt to make the team. Dezman Moses and James-Michael Johnson would seem to be his two biggest competitors assuming Mike Catapano is moved to defensive end.

DAVID VAN DYKE

The Chiefs list Van Dyke as being 6-0, 185 though NFL Draft Scout has him around 5-11, 195. We do know that he is fast, running his 40 in 4.46 at his Pro Day. Kansas City also has him listed as a cornerback but there seem to be thoughts Van Dyke is more likely to end up as a safety. Van Dyke played free safety for Tennessee State.

Van Dyke picked off four passes last season, returning one for a touchdown.

CHARCANDRICK WEST

West is listed as a 5-10, 205 pound running back from NCAA Division II Abilene Christian. He ran a 4.46 40 at his Pro Day and matched it with an insane 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump. Kansas City may be looking for a third running back so he’ll join Joe McKnight in an attempt to take Cyrus Gray’s spot on the roster.

DARRYL SURGENT

Surgent is a 6-0, 185 wide receiver from Louisana-Lafayette. He does not have a lot of college production as a receiver or have great speed, but he does have a n excellent 3-cone time (6.87), vertical (39 1/2), and broad jump (11’01″).

Where Surgent seems to excel is in special teams. He returned a kick 100 yards against Kansas State in 2013, and was one of a few player to return both a punt and kick back for a touchdown. He’s most definitely a practice squad candidate.

DANIEL SORENSEN

At 6-2, 208, Sorensen is an intriguing prospect to make the Chiefs’ roster out of camp. He doesn’t have  a lot of upside but his size and intelligence on the field give him an advantage in both special teams and as a reserve safety. Kansas City needs some depth there, and Sorensen could be that guy.

It should be noted Sorensen is from BYU, which is where Andy Reid graduated from.

ALBERT WILSON

Wilson, who went to Georgia State, runs the 40 in 4.38 to go with a 37 inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump. He did receive an invite to the NFL combine. Here are his combine highlights.

The kid has pretty decent hands and didn’t have the best quarterback play to work with at Georgia State. His speed is legit based on the one game I watched him in on YouTube. He’s a really intriguing option as a punt and kick returner as well as a developmental slot receiver.

After two more cuts today, the Chiefs still have some extra room to sign a few more undrafted rookies after their mini-camp. One would imagine the list of players the Chiefs may sign would come from this list.

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  • Chris Foosman

    I’m a Chiefs fan who got stationed in Louisiana. I watched Surgent play. He is REALLY good. His numbers don’t really show the production he had. He can make all the catches, and is actually a pretty good receiver. I look for him to make the team based on his special teams play, but if he works hard, I have no doubt he won’t let go of the rope!

    • Ben Nielsen

      Thanks for the inside scoop!

  • unclejesse40

    Would still like to see us bring in Marcus Williams of North Dakota State, for some reason I just see him having sleeper written all over him. He needs to get better about reading the receiver but he sticks to guys like glue. And he likes to lay people out when he gets a chance, I really like that kind of attitude from corners!