NFL Draft 2017: Chiefs show interest in Manitoba OL Geoff Gray
By Matt Conner
John Dorsey and his staff are checking out another Canadian offensive lineman in Geoff Gray from the University of Manitoba.
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of several teams checking out offensive lineman Geoff Gray from the University of Manitoba. The Chiefs were on hand to check out Gray’s pro day in recent weeks, along with the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.
"The others were the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders also attended."
Gray would be the second such Canadian offensive lineman taken in general manager John Dorsey’s tenure if selected. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was selected out of McGill University (Montreal) and has ascended the depth chart to become the starting right guard. Dorsey rewarded LDT with a nice extension earlier this offseason that pretty much surprised everyone involved.
Gray seems to have the most interest from the Green Bay Packers, according to the story in The Brandon Sun. The Sun notes Gray’s versatility as a major draw, including his ability to play outside or at guard, and he also had 30 career starts to his name.