Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee has been putting up some solid numbers at the postseason all-star games and the Chiefs have been there to see him do it.
The Chiefs had a chat with him at the Senior Bowl. Todd Haley was checking out him and other defensive backs at the Senior Bowl practices.
He "opened some eyes" at the NFL Combine with solid numbers all around, according to various accounts.
His impressive offseason continued with the Wake Forest pro day and Gil Brandt of NFL.com has the details.
He had a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump and an incredible 3.98-second short shuttle. He kept the rest of his numbers from the combine. He has already had individual workouts with the Patriots and Browns, and is scheduled to visit the Cowboys, Jets, Steelers and Vikings.
From my understanding, anything under 4.0 seconds in the short shuttle is outstanding.
While these numbers look great, I gotta wonder where all the production is. He had just one interception at Wake Forest. The numbers are great but, as Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has said, the games aren't played in shorts and a t-shirt.
Frank Cooney of The Sports Xchange has a good rundown on this situation.
Ghee put on a show at the combine with a 40-yard time of 4.40 seconds and a vertical jump of 37 inches. But in games Ghee seemed to be most impressive against big receivers while struggling against smaller, quicker ones. He appeared to be more focused on making the wow hit than grabbing the interception. His production doesn't seem to match his physical ability, as evidenced by having no interceptions last season. He missed 2007 on academic suspension, was out of spring practices a year ago with a sprained knee and missed two games with a sprained ankle.
Ghee's projected to go in the 2nd-3rd round range. The Chiefs have a pair of second rounders and of course a third as well.
I can see the Chiefs selecting a cornerback in this draft at some point but the third round or before would surprise me. Donald Washington was taken in the fourth round last year and should be given time to develop. There are just too many needs on this team to take a luxury player like Ghee.