Six practice squad prospects the Chiefs should steal
By Matt Conner
Donovan Olumba, cornerback
The first of two Dallas Cowboys players on the list here shows just how deep of a roster the Cowboys have, at least on the defensive side. Olumba came into the league with Charvarius Ward as two undrafted free agents who stood out as developmental talents. The Cowboys had no room for either on the active roster, so they jettisoned Olumba to the P.S. and traded Ward for Parker Ehinger.
Fast forward another year and Olumba isn’t quite ready to climb his way up the rungs in a deep Dallas secondary. For the Chiefs, however, who currently have Rashad Fenton at No. 4 overall, Olumba could earn some quick playing time and then provide a competitive edge for the defensive backs once Morris Claiborne joins the lineup.
Olumba is a big defender at 6’2, but he’s also athletic and fluid enough to play the position. There’s work to be done for this former small-school prospect from Portland State, but plenty of Dallas reporters thought Olumba had a spot on the active roster locked up this preseason. The fact that he’s sitting there is a head-scratcher but it should have a GM like Veach reaching for the phone.