After he put up the tremendous season that he did in the recently re-launched USFL (United States Football League), defensive end Chris Odom is spending time with several NFL teams with workouts to see if he can make the leap to the National Football League. That list of teams includes the Kansas City Chiefs.
On Wednesday, the Chiefs are scheduled to host Odom for a workout on a run of visits that also includes several other interested NFL franchises. The Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, and New Orleans Saints have also spent time with Odom.
If the Kansas City Chiefs want to add further pass rushing help, Chris Odom just put up a nice season’s worth of stats in the re-launched USFL.
Odom is a 6’4″, 260 lb. end who dominated the USFL in its short spring season. Odom had 41 total tackles, including 8 for a loss, and led the league with 12.5 sacks. He also added 6 forced fumbles, all in only 10 games played.
A small-school product out of Arkansas State, Odom is still only 27, so as a potential late-bloomer, it might make sense why he grew into his own after other players when given a real chance to shine. Then again, just like any player making the leap from another league to the NFL, the question of competition is going to come up every time. After all, Odom was already given a chance with the Atlanta Falcons (twice), Washington Football Team, and Green Bay Packers.
If the Chiefs like what they have in Odom, then it could make things interesting in terms of roster makeup, The team just added Azur Kamara earlier this week, a former Dallas Cowboys defensive end. They also have Austin Edwards, Malik Herring, Shilique Calhoun, and Kehinde Oginni Hassan lingering behind the core of starters and rotational players.