Kansas City Chiefs: Three combine standouts that would fit KC’s offense
Wyatt Teller – Guard – Virginia Tech
Weight: 315 pounds
40 yard dash: 5.24 (15th amongst OL)
Bench Press: 30 reps (5th amongst OL)
Broad Jump: 114″ (2nd amongst OL)
3 Cone Drill: 7.45 seconds (5th amongst OL)
I have been wanting the Chiefs to draft physically dominant interior offensive lineman for…..well for a VERY long time. The problem is that the Chiefs seem to be set on drafting athletic offensive lineman, guys that can move themselves as opposed to physically move defenders out of the way. Well maybe, just maybe, Wyatt Teller might be a guard prospect that we can both get behind.
You want athletic? Teller ran a respectable 5.24 forty at the combine and proved himself to be a truly athletic interior line prospect with outstanding results in both the broad jump and 3 cone drill. Plus Teller has the physical build of offensive linemen that the Chiefs target. The Chiefs are focused on protecting Patrick Mahomes and Teller can definitely help there as he didn’t allow a single sack last season and over the past two seasons he only allowed one sack and two QB hits in over 900 pass blocking snaps. So surely this is a guy that the Chiefs can get behind.
Then there is the strength and attitude that I love. The 30 bench press reps are great and all but its how his strength shows up on tape. He mauls guys.
Would it be a dream for the Chiefs to somehow get Quenton Nelson or Will Hernandez? Sure, but realistically that’s not happening. Given that fact, the guard at the top of my wish list for the Chiefs is Wyatt Teller. I’d even be fine with them spending their second round pick on him. His tape is good. He didn’t allow a sack all season. He did great at the combine. Make it happen Brett Veach!
Finally, let’s look at a wide receiver prospect.