Chiefs news: Nebraska defensive back draws pre-draft interest from KC

Omar Brown said he spent time with the Chiefs at his recent pro day.

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While the focus of the fan base is largely on free agency during the month of March as the Kansas City Chiefs focus on roster construction, the team's scouting staff is busy hitting the road before the annual first-year player draft held every spring.

Right now, the Chiefs front office is sending reps to cover various pro days around the country as college prospects try to show what they can bring to an NFL team by participating in athletic drills and personal interviews. However, the pre-draft process starts years in advance of a particular draft and ramps up with early games like the Shrine Bowl or Senior Bowl.

One player who said he spent some time with the Chiefs earlier this offseason is Nebraska defensive back Omar Brown, who hung out with K.C. at this year's Shrine Bowl.

Omar Brown said he spent time with the Chiefs at this year's Shrine Bowl.

Brown was a two-year player at Nebraska after having transferred in from Northern Iowa. The chance to play in the Big Ten provided a greater platform for his skill set and the move worked to his advantage as he was able to put together impressive game film against stronger competition. He was named Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten last season for his efforts.

"A lot of teams asked me questions about my versatility. I had great interviews with every team. All of them went well. I had great meetings with the Chiefs, Packers, Broncos. Those three meetings stood out," said Brown in an interview with The Draft Network recently.

Brown profiles as a versatile safety prospect noted for his toughness and tackling. He also hits big and plays big with a 6-1, 200 lb. frame.

Brown had 51 tackles and 4 pass deflections for the Huskers defense last season