NFL hopeful A.J. Green, a cornerback from Oklahoma State, has drawn the attention of several teams including the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs are widely expected to take a defensive back or even two in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft, largely due to the fact that they only have two experienced options currently on the roster.
Even if the team were sign a free agent or two, there would still be a need for long-term developmental prospects at the position. One player who is drawing the team’s attention, at least before the draft, is Oklahoma State defensive back A.J. Green.
Oklahoma State held their pro day on Tuesday and almost every single NFL franchise was represented, with only two teams not in attendance to check out Green and other prospects competing for draft slots.
Green is a big physical corner at 6’1, 202 lbs. and comes with three years starting experience for the Cowboys. He put up four interceptions during his first season as a starter, but came down with only two in the last two seasons. He also has 21 career batted passes.
Scouting reports on Green yield questions about his speed (he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds at the recent NFL Combine in Indianapolis) and strength even as they applaud his size, length and athleticism. It’s clear he’s not expected to be an early round pick, so the Chiefs are among teams doing their homework on a Day 3 selection or possible undrafted free agent.
For the Chiefs, only Rashad Fenton and Charvarius Ward are cornerbacks currently under contract for the Chiefs with any real experience. Let’s not forget how valuable Fenton proved to be as a sixth round choice that everyone called developmental as well.
Alex Brown is also a name to watch on the roster but the Chiefs should in no way be comfortable depending on him to take a spot until it’s earned in training camp. The addition of another competitive defensive back like Green would help round out the preseason competition and give the Chiefs options moving forward.