A Strong Safety May Be More Important For Chiefs In Draft

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Sep 28, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back

Brock Vereen

(21) celebrates after intercepting a pass in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes won 23-7. Mandatory Credit:

Jesse Johnson



HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 199 COLLEGE: Minnesota

40 TIME: 4.47 BENCH: 25 3-CONE: 6.90

Brock Vereen another guy with speed, athleticism and a bit undersized.

Vereen has seen his stock rise in the draft after an excellent combine where he posted top five performances in the 40, bench press, 3-cone, and 20-yard shuttle. Unlike Bucannon, reports on Vereen say he has a high football IQ and is able to mesh his athleticism with his intelligence.

The issue here is he is a small guy for the position. He has knocks for short arms and small hands, and is not considered to be a physical player. In addition, durability may be a concern with him given weight.

Still, Vereen is considered to be a tough kid, if not physical, which may be enough to make him draftable for the Chiefs. He may be a good centerfield option.

Brugler on Vereen:

"Better than expected functional strength and works hard to disengage blocks and be a factor in the play. Uses the sideline to his advantage with very good field awareness. Quickly identifies his keys and diagnoses in a flash. High football IQ with good smarts on and off the field."

CBS has Vereen going somewhere in the fourth or fifth round.