KC Chiefs meet with J.K. Dobbins, other RBs at Combine
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs are meeting with a handful of key running backs, including J.K. Dobbins, as they prepare for the NFL Draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot of us fooled.
On one hand, there are a number of fans and NFL analysts like who believe the team will invest heavily into the running back position in the upcoming NFL draft. These are accentuated by mock drafts featuring a first round pick being used on the position, and visions of great Chiefs running backs of the past are often thrown out to state the difference between what the Chiefs have and what could be.
On the other hand, the rest of Chiefs Kingdom has come to realize that while the current rotational order of things—the committee approach that utilized Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, LeSean McCoy and Darwin Thompson—doesn’t force defenders to stay up at night, it was more than enough to get the job done. Sexy or not, the Chiefs won a Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years. It disproved the notion that a lead back who holds up a rushing title is what’s needed for a time like K.C.
What’s interesting is that the Chiefs are doing their homework at the NFL Combine on players who fit the mold as a potential last second squeeze into the first round (note: the Chiefs have the 32nd overall pick) along with other mid or even late-round talents.
Based on what we’re hearing, here’s an overview of running backs the Chiefs are scheduling meetings with at this year’s NFL Combine and what it might mean moving forward.