Chiefs Bring In B.J. McBryde For A Visit


The 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is doing his due diligence. On Thursday, the Chiefs are bringing in Connecticut Huskies defensive lineman B.J. McBryde for a visit, according to Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.

McBryde is 6’5 and 300 pounds, telling us he has ideal size to play at the 3-4 defensive end position. A native of Beaver Falls, Pa., – the same hometown as Joe Namath – McBryde stayed five years at UConn and played well enough to earn NFL consideration. In December, McBryde talked about his professional dreams with Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant.

"“I want to pursue the NFL with everything I’ve got and I believe that I can make it,” McBryde said. “I’ve talked to some of the guys who are there now. They’ve let me know that they believe in me and that I can make it. I’ve got the size, I’ve got the skill, it’s just, like I used to say in the past, just mental. Everything for me was always mental and more so that element of confidence.“I think this year I’ve learned a big lesson in being confident in taking opportunities and not just waiting for them.”"

McBryde was not amounting to much on the football field before his senior season. In 2014, McBryde racked up 26 tackles after only amassing seven in his previous three years. At UConn’s pro day, McBryde worked out for NFL executives and did 24 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, along with posting a vertical jump of 31.5 inches and a broad jump of 10’3”, per Conner.

McBryde projects as an undrafted free-agent, something the Chiefs have been good with under Dorsey. Last year, Albert Wilson was signed as a UDFA.