Senior Bowl 2017: Prospects to watch
By John McCarty
Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston
A player that I didn’t regard highly and honestly, not sure if he’s an immediate impact type guy, but has performed really well at senior bowl practices, has the size to play the 3-4 outside linebacker (6-foot-2 and 245 pounds) and has experience dropping into coverage as well as rushing the passer. The Chiefs are likely going to address the outside linebacker depth in the draft in the mid rounds, and Bowser could be a name to keep an eye on. His stock is rising some at the senior bowl, and if it continues, could find himself in the middle rounds.
Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo
Roberts is another of the classic small school player that performs well in the draft process and ends up being drafted ahead of names we know better from college football. Roberts is a huge target, at 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, and is already a good blocker. While he isn’t overly explosive, he displays an ability to run good routes and shows good hands.
Certainly not a starter, Roberts is a nice compliment to Kelce. Allow Kelce to move around formations while Roberts is a blocker and safety valve along the line. Could also line up as an HBack/fullback type if the Chiefs decide to move off Sherman due to salary cap issues this offseason.