Locked on Chiefs: NFL Combine gives Kansas City new options
By Ryan Tracy
For the Kansas City Chiefs, options are beginning to change for their first-round selection at pick #27 in the coming NFL draft.
The NFL combine is an event that changed the fortunes of a number of players every year. There are several players at positions of interest for Kansas City that are seeing their draft stock change following the weekend’s performances.
The primary player it could be of interest is the University of Washington’s John Ross. In the weeks prior to the NFL combine, Ross was mocked the Chiefs at pick #27 by a number of national analysts.
Ross’s performance in Indianapolis was eye-opening. He now has the fastest performance at the NFL combine since breaking Chris Johnson the record what’s the 40-yard dash in 4.22 seconds.
It has been reported that Ross got insights from Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson during his pre-combine training. Those tips appear to have paid off well. In the wake of that record-breaking run, Ross is drawing comparisons to the Chiefs Tyreek Hill.
Wide receiver is not a position that the Chiefs are in dire need of. However, Ross could be a talent that the Chiefs are unable to pass on if he’s available for one of their selections. Despite his speed, Ross does have an injury history that will be a red flag for some teams. It remains to be seen if we run the agility drills at his pro day at the University of Washington. He did not complete the workout at the combine. These factors and his medical results could keep Ross from the first round, but his value on day two would be too hard to ignore.
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