The Kansas City Chiefs have scheduled a private workout with Central Florida OT Jah Reid, according to Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly. Reid also has a workout scheduled with the Cleveland Browns and his pro day comes on Wednesday.
Reid is a 6'7", 327-pound offensive tackle projected to be a late round pick or an undrafted free agent. A late round pick usually isn't an immediate starter but Reid has plenty of experience, according to a profile on NFL Draft Scout.
Reid was one of the Knights' most improved players over the past five years, going from a 370-pound project coming out of high school to an anchor of the offensive line at UCF the past two seasons. He started 41 games at right tackle, including 33 in a row dating back to 2008.
Interesting stuff. Guys with that much experience are always intriguing, even if they're not a high draft pick. He was All-Conference last year as voted on by Conference USA's 12 coaches so he's doing something right. He was also All-Conference the year before and landed on the All-Freshman team in 2007.
Late round picks don't usually get much attention but remember that current OT Barry Richardson was a sixth round pick and he started most of the 2010 season and now we're debating whether he's the long-term answer. There's some value in these late round guys even if they don't get much press.
And guess what? Reid was a team captain in 2010.