Georgia LB Justin Houston Reportedly Visiting Chiefs

AUBURN AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Cameron Newton #2 of the Auburn Tigers breaks a tackle by Justin Houston #42 of the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 13 2010 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs will visit with Georgia LB Justin Houston, according to Aaron Wilson of National Football Post. Wilson reports Houston is also visiting the Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo BIlls. He is also set to have private workouts with the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.

The interesting part about him is that he's a former defensive end and made the switch to stand-up linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 defense last year. Here's a little more on him from NFL Draft Scout:

Thanks to Georgia's scheme switch in 2010, he has a year of experience under his belt as a stand-up pass rusher. That provides real game film for scouts to review, rather than trying to project how an undersized defensive end will make the transition. Houston racked up 18?? tackles for loss and finished second in the SEC behind Fairley with 10 sacks. But he has very limited experience dropping into coverage.    

So there is some tape of him as a stand-up rusher, which is more than you get with many defensive-end-to-linebacker converts. We know GM Scott Pioli likes SEC players and many folks have been mock drafting pass rushers to KC, so this makes sense. 

And now that the cat's out of the bag on his visit, the Chiefs will probably cancel it.

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