2010 NFL Draft: New Chief Cameron Sheffield Will Play Linebacker

The Kansas City Chiefs spent a fifth round pick on Cameron Sheffield. He played defensive end at Troy but at 6'3" and 257 pounds, it's no surprise he'll be switching to outside linebacker in the Chiefs 3-4 defense.

"Yeah, throughout the different events, most teams pretty much told me I was going to be a 3-4 linebacker," he said in his introduction to the Chiefs media. "So I pretty much expected it."

Sheffield went to school with DeMarcus Ware, who as you know is an incredibly successful outside linebacker in the Cowboys 3-4 defense.

"I haven’t necessarily patterned my game after anyone per se," he said. "I just try and stick to my own game. Like you said, DeMarcus Ware is an eye catcher and also Dwight Freeney."

The Chiefs have had success moving defensive ends to outside linebackers. Tamba Hali made a very smooth transition last year.

The Chiefs also got a good value on him in the fifth round. He was thinking he might go closer to the 4th round.

Head coach Todd Haley is the one who called him and asked if he was excited to be a Chief.

"I am very excited to be a Chief!"

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