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