Chiefs UDFAs: Bobby Greenwood


Alabama defensive end Bobby Greenwood is one of many undrafted free agents the Kansas City Chiefs are rumored to be bringing in for off season training activities and the team's rookie mini-camp this weekend.

As is the tradition around here, I'll be looking at most of these undrafted free agents and deliver as much info as I can on them. And future posts will be better, as real life has rudely interrupted again this morning. What's a blogger to do?

This may seem like a lot of work for players who probably won't make the team but you know what? These posts always show up first in Google after I write them.

So who is Bobby Greenwood?

Bobby is a 6'6", 245 6’6" 278 (H/T alakan81) pound defensive end from Prattville, AL. I say defensive end but Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide used him in a couple of different positions on the defensive line.

In his four year career at Alabama, he didn't exactly rack up the most impressive stats:

Season Year GP GS Solo Asst TT TFL Sacks FF FR INTs PD QBH
'05-'06 12 0 9 6 15 5.0 3.0 0 0 0 1 5
'06-'07 13 3 11 16 27 5.0 2.5 1 0 0 0 3
'07-'08 12 5 8 12 20 4.5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1


For the life of me, I can't find Greenwood's 2008 full season stats. To cover that 2008 gap in stats, here's what NFL Draft Scout had to say about his '08 season:

Greenwood has been a play-maker at defensive end in his senior campaign ... possesses a good pass rush and is great against the run ...third-team All-SEC selection by Phi Steele ... Greenwood’s knowledge and experience has been a big asset to the Tide’s defensive front in 2008 ... has a team-high 4.0 sacks on the season to rank tied for 20th in the SEC (.31) ...Greenwood had 2.5 sacks and eight tackles against Arkansas State and LSU... has 35 tackles on the year with a team-high seven quarterback hurries and 5.0 TFL (-24).

What interest could Scott Pioli, Todd Haley and Clancy Pendergast have in Greenwood beyond the typical training camp fodder?

Here's an interesting fact: the Alabama defense played a base 3-4 defense last year that they switched up positions a lot in. The Crimson Tide shifted Greenwood to a nose tackle position for certain passing plays.

Is this the Chiefs' interest in Greenwood? A possible backup nose tackle for the team's new hybrid defense?

Perhaps. Chances are Greenwood doesn't make the 53-man roster in September but that's not going to stop us from talking about these guys.

Chime in Greenwood if you're a Bama fan who has seen him play.

After we go through these UDFAs, you're going to sound smarter more obsessed than you probably want to sound.

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