2014 Kansas City Chiefs Draft Grades: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif


May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here is what I know about Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who is an offensive tackle from McGill: He’s Canadian and he’s really freaking smart.

Here are a few clippings on what I’ve found out about him on the internet.

"Duvernay-Tardif is only the second McGill player to be taken after Randy Chevrier, a defensive lineman/long snapper with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, went in the seventh round to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2001.Duvernay-Tardif was twice an All-Canadian at McGill and last year was named Canadian university football’s top lineman. A medical student, Duvernay-Tardif was also named as the CFL scouting bureau’s top prospect for the league’s draft Tuesday night.Duvernay-Tardif, a converted defensive lineman, has been firmly entrenched atop the CFL central scouting bureau’s list of the top-15 prospects for this year’s draft but his NFL stock skyrocketed following his pro day in Montreal in March."

You can learn more about Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at his personal website.

People seem to be really high on “LDT.” There were a few tweets immediately after the pick that suggested LDT will be the starting right tackle for the Chiefs in the next year or two. He’s a smart kid with a physical mentality, according to scouting reports. Seems like a project in the short term, however.

I’ll give the pick a C, but I really have no idea what to think of him. What do you think, Addicts who are more informed than I am?