Chiefs Meet With Colorado Defensive Lineman


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The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly met with Colorado defensive lineman Will Pericak, ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft, set to take place next week at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

From the Baltimore Sun:

"University of Colorado defensive lineman Will Pericak has visited the Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers, according to sources.Pericak is a 6-foot-4, 296-pound four-year starter and an All-Pac-12 honorable-mention selection.He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 and 5.18 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout. He recorded a 28 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-2 broad jump, a 4.51 short shuttle and a 7.54 three-cone drill."

According to NFL Draft Scout, Pericak isn’t likely to be drafted. He is ranked #45 of all of the defensive tackles available.

I am getting the impression that the Chiefs are using the bulk of their time these days taking a look at some of the later round prospects. Remember, the team has had scouts watching these prospects for years so there shouldn’t be a ton of surprises. Even though John Dorsey and Andy Reid are new to KC, they likely kept most of the in-house scouts around. I imagine most of KC’s draft board is set by now, even if they haven’t made a final decision on what they plan to do at No. 1.

The Chiefs could certainly use help along the defensive line. There is some talent there but the group isn’t particularly deep.