Catching Up with the Chiefs at the NFL Combine

100-nfl_combine_football_darb

via media.kansascity.com


The NFL Combine enters its third day today and you can check out coverage of it from 10 AM CT to 1 PM CT at NFL.com. They've apparently got five different streams going on covering the offensive linemen workouts today: NFL Network coverage, the 40-yard dash, jumps, shuttles and press conferences. I believe that coverage of the o-linemen will show  the 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles, bench press, vertical jump and broad jump.

On Thursday, we posted a bit of combine coverage about what some of the offensive linemen (they arrived first) were saying about the Kansas City Chiefs in their press conferences. Nothing too revealing there and the early combine info never really is too substantive.

Here is the schedule for the last two days, courtesy of The Sporting News, so you can get caught up on what's going on:

Thursday, Feb. 19th Friday, Feb 20th

Offensive linemen, tight ends & kickers/punters: Measurements
(height, weight, arms, hands), physical exams, Wonderlic Test, interviews with NFL team personnel.

Quarterbacks, wide receivers & running backs:
Pre-physical exams and X-rays, interviews with NFL team personnel.
Offensive linemen & tight ends:
NFLPA meeting, Wonderlic Test, interviews with NFL team personnel.
Kickers/punters:
NFLPA meeting, workouts (40, 3-cone drill, 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump), interviews with NFL team personnel.
Quarterbacks, wide receivers & running backs:
Measurements (height, weight, arms, hands), physical exams, Wonderlic Test, interviews with NFL team personnel.
Defensive linemen & linebackers:
Pre-physical exams and X-rays, interviews with NFL team personnel.

As you can see, Thursday is a pretty slow day in Indianapolis. Friday kicked up a lot, with the quarterbacks and wide recievers taking a lot of the questions.

USC QB Mark Sanchez had this to say about how thinks he would fit in a pro style, spread offense like the Chiefs ran last year:

I think the pro-style offense would obviously be a better transition for me. But whatever the team needs, I’m prepared to learn that and I think going through a pro-style offense I think that puts the most on the quarterback, the most responsibility at the line of scrimmage with protections and progressions. So I don’t think anything else could be… while it will take time to learn, I don’t think it will be more difficult.

LSU WR Demetrius Byrd was asked about the Chiefs and LSU players:

I talk to Bowe all the time. We’re real good friends. We stay in the same neighborhood. I don’t why but I think Kansas city just loves some Tigers. I talked to him at Willis McGahee’s flag-football thing in Miami. We talked about it. He was like, Oh, man, I wish we could get you here. You’d like the offense. Me on one side and you on the other.

I highly suggest heading over to NFL.com's Combine coverage, which is quite excellent. There hasn't been a ton of "news" per se since the combine started. It should pick up today with a lot of players working out. Here is the schedule for today:

Offensive linemen & tight ends: Workouts (40, 3-cone drill, 20-yard and 60-yard shuttles, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump).

Quarterbacks, wide receivers & running backs: NFLPA meeting, Wonderlic Test, interviews with NFL team personnel.

Defensive linemen & linebackers: Measurements (height, weight, arms, hands), physical exams, Wonderlic Test, interviews with NFL team personnel.

Cornerbacks & safeties: Prephysical exams and X-rays, interviews with NFL team personnel.

I leave you with a Bob Gretz quote from yesterday:

What’s important to know is that participation, or even success at the Combine guarantees nothing. Over the last five years for instance, there have been an average of 35 players selected in each Draft that were not invited to the Combine. Almost all of those players were selected in the later rounds, but the point is this: the NFL found them, and they got their chance.

We'll update you throughout the day with the important combine news.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker