Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli is known as a "shrewd evaluator of talent", which is one of the qualifications for the job that owner Clark Hunt described when he hired his GM just over one year ago. This week of course is the Senior Bowl where every NFL team is represented in some fashion.
"This is just another piece to the puzzle here," Pioli told Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com. "There are other events - the East-West game last week and the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star game coming up - This is just another piece of the whole puzzle. A fact finding mission so to speak.
"We watch three or four years of tape on a player and you get to see them as players with the University and you get to see them in different situations."
Pioli goes on to indicate that the three or four years of tape is very important to their evaluation. In fact, he said usually the only way a player stock fluctuates is down, as is the case with the player that tore his ACL in practice on Monday.
"The pressure has kinda built up a little bit and it's interesting to see how some of the players react in these pressure situations like this game and the Combine coming up," he continued.
The Chiefs entire coaching staff is here, as well as all area and regional scouts. The Chiefs GM also mentioned that it's not just players the Chiefs are looking at this week. Many "free agent" coaches head down to the Combine in the hopes of finding another job.
"This is an important part of the process for us as well as other coaches we're talking to about potentially joining our staff," he said.
So look out for not only players the Chiefs might be interested in but coaches as well.
Check out the full interview at KCChiefs.com where Josh Looney is pumping out the content.