The Chiefs scouts have been roaming the country this week going to various Pro Days. Well The Flat Hat of The College of William and Marry is reporting that the Chiefs, along with the New England Patriots, were talking to safety David Caldwell.
"Caldwell talked to several scouts Wednesday and said that representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots have expressed interest."
There isn’t a lot of info out there but from what I can tell Caldwell will go undrafted. We have been seeing a lot of reports of the Chiefs checking out guys that aren’t likely to be drafter and who played ball at smaller schools. This is smart on the part of the Chiefs. There have been many talented players who weren’t even drafted so if KC’s scouts can find a few diamonds in the rough that can contribute on special teams, it will only strengthen the roster. There is a chance the Chiefs could be looking at Caldwell as a potential kick returner.
I was able to dig up some poor quality youtube videos of Caldwell that I have placed after the jump. One is a pretty decent kick return and the other is a pick.
He shows some decent speed on the kick return. Watch him turn it on when he gets around the edge.
Caldwell is from N.J. and I found some more info on him. He sounds like a Pioli kind of guy. Smart and hardworking. This is from NJ.com:
"Now a senior, he is a 5-11, 212-pound All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and team captain for the Tribe (10-2), who face Southern Illinois (11-1) Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Series (formerly Division 1-AA) playoffs.“He is reliable,” said defensive coordinator and secondary coach Bob Shoop. “He rarely, if ever, misses practice. He’s smart. He’s a sure tackler. He has a good grasp of the defense and how his role fits into the framework of things.”As a kid, Caldwell played football, basketball and baseball. He would visit his great-uncle Larry Doby, the second black player to play major-league baseball, and have him sign autographs. Caldwell was in Cooperstown, N.Y., when Doby was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.Caldwell was an All-Essex County running back at Montclair, but he wanted a college that combined solid football with solid academics, and few showed interest. After someone suggested prep school, Caldwell looked into it. His parents, especially his mother, weren’t too intrigued. They spent about two months discussing the decision before choosing to send him to Lawrenceville."