Chiefs Checking out Michigan, Wisconsin and Others This Weekend

Believe it not, the college football season is winding down just as the NFL is really gearing up. Each school will play a couple more games and then it's the December hibernation until Bowl game time.

The Chiefs know this, which is why according to Chris Steuber of Scout KC will send scouts to the Michigan v. Wisconsin game and Washington v. Oregon State this weekend.

In order to keep everyone up to date on what's going on the scouting end, I've listed some of the more notable players at each school and a few bits of info on them.

The information and rankings comes from the best draft site out there - NFL Draft Scout. I think it's like $25 for a year-long subscription to the insider info and it's by far worth it.

After the jump, we're talking Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington and Oregon St. Let us know who I missed in the comments.

Michigan

P Zoltan Mesko (Senior)

  • #1 ranked punter
  • 6'5", 232 pounds
  • Projected round: 5-6
  • 45-yard a punt average currently
  • Ray Guy award semi-finalist in 2008 (college football's best punter)
  • Born in Romania
  • Father is a former professional bowler. Who knew?

OLB/DE Brandon Graham (Senior)

  • #1 ranked outside linebacker
  • 6'1", 263 pounds
  • Projected round: 1
  • "Scouts will make their way to Ann Arbor to see the next impact short-but-stout defensive end in the mold of Elvis Dumervil, Dwight Freeney, Darryl Tapp and DeWayne White."
  • "After playing sparingly in 11 games as a true freshman, Graham made his name known among Big Ten quarterbacks by making 8.5 sacks in a part-time starting role in 2006. Given the chance to play every down as a junior, he took his game to a first-team all-conference level in 2008 by making 20 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks."
  • Graham has 6 sacks and 46 tackles so far this season. He has already tied his tackle total for last season.

OG Steve Schiling (Junior)

  • #4 ranked outside guard
  • Projected round: 3
  • 6'5", 304 pounds

Wisconsin

FB Garrett Graham (Senior)

  • #1 ranked fullback
  • 6'3", 250 pounds
  • Projected round: 3
  • "He may not be considered a top 50 selection because he's not overly strong, big or fast, but Graham's solid all-around game puts him in the conversation as a mid-round pick for NFL teams primarily utilizing an H-back or motion tight end in their base offense."

OT Gabe Carimi (Senior)

  • #4 ranked offensive tackle
  • 6'7", 325 pounds
  • Projected round: 1-2
  • 2007 accolades: "Earned first letter ... started at left tackle in all 13 games, taking over the position from 2006 Outland Trophy winner and No. 3 overall NFL Draft choice Joe Thomas ... named second-team freshman All-American by Rivals.com and The Sporting News ... honorable mention freshman All-American by collegefootballnews.com ... first-team freshman All-Big Ten honors from The Sporting News ... Academic All-Big Ten ... named UW's co-rookie of the year ... fasted for 24 hours prior to Iowa game on Sept. 22 in observance of Yom Kippur.

C John Moffit (Junior)

  • #4 ranked center
  • 6'5", 320 pounds
  • Projected round: 3

Washington

QB Jake Locker (Junior)

  • #3 ranked quarterback
  • 6'3", 226 pounds
  • Projected round: 1
  • 2009 stats: 56% completion rate, 2203 yards passing, 14 TDs and 9 INTs

Oregon St.

DT Stephen Paea (Junior)

  • #5 ranked defensive tackle
  • 6'1", 288 pounds
  • Projected round: 2

WR James Rodgers (Junior)

  • #9 ranked wide receiver
  • 5'7", 185 pounds
  • Projected round: 3
  • 2008: First team All-Pac-10 at kick returner

Okay, AP readers. Those of you with more college football knowledge let us know - Who did miss? Who could the Chiefs be checking out at these schools?

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