Dorial Green-Beckham visiting Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting former University of Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Tuesday, according to NFL media insider Ian Rapoport. Green-Beckham is perhaps the most polarizing prospect in the draft, an uber-talented kid with all kinds of problems off the field.
Despite not playing a single down of football last season after transferring from Missouri to Oklahoma, Green-Beckham is still considered by most to be a first-round pick. Green-Beckham is a ridiculous physical specimen, checking in at 6’5 and 237 pounds while running a 4.49 40-yard dash. Those types of athletes don’t grow on trees, making him a very intriguing player for teams with a need at receiver.
Green-Beckham has his troubles, however. The mercurial talent was arrested for marijuana possession and was eventually booted from the program for an alleged incident involving Green-Beckham pushing a woman down a staircase while in search of his girlfriend. He was not charged with any crime stemming from this alleged altercation.
Another interesting twist to this visit is the timing. Green-Beckham turned down an offer from the Dallas Cowboys to visit them over the weekend, according to Ross Jones of FOX Sports. However, Green-Beckham did take visits last week with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. Was Green-Beckham told by one of those teams that he’s certain to be picked by them if he is available when they go on the clock? There is speculation, considering most prospects never turn down a visit unless they are assured of such things.
If that’s the case, both the 49ers and Bengals draft ahead of Dallas. However, only San Francisco drafts ahead of the Chiefs. Perhaps the Bengals told Green-Beckham something? Who knows.
Regardless, Green-Beckham is taking in Arrowhead Stadium in all its glory, getting to know Andy Reid, John Dorsey and the rest of the staff. There’s a great possibility he will also be seeing many of Kansas City’s players, something the organization might want with such a controversial guy. Let the core players get to know him a bit, and get their feedback.
Ah, draft season is a crazy place.