NFL Draft Profiles: Inside Linebackers For The Chiefs To Consider

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Nov 2, 2013; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans linebacker Max Bullough (40) before the snap of the ball during the 2nd half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium. MSU won 29-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports


HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 249 COLLEGE: Michigan State

40 TIME: 4.76 BENCH: 30 3-CONE: 7.08

If Kansas City is looking for a more traditional “Mike” linebacker then Max Bullough may be the best bet.

Bullough is more of a football player than an athlete, as uses his football smarts and physical nature to get him to where he needs to be as opposed to straight-line speed or quickness. With that said, he did perform well at his pro day, which included an excellent 3-cone drill.

The Chiefs have spent a lot of money on Akeem Jordan and Joe Mays and used a draft pick on Nico Johnson the last two years trying to fill the Mike position. Bullough could be another name to add to the mix to add both depth and toughness to the linebacking group.

It should be noted Bullough was suspended for the Rose Bowl this past January for a reason that has not been released. This could have an impact on his draft stock.

Here’s Nolan Nawrocki on Bullough.

"Big, tough, experienced, durable, competitive Mike linebacker who was a heart-and-soul type for the stingiest defense in college football. Like a coach on the field, Bullough is a throwback talent whose instincts and technique will have to compensate for athletic limitations for him to win a starting role."

Bullough has a five round projection.