Top OT Prospect Tyron Smith Visiting Chiefs

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans flanked by Tyron Smith #70 and Ronald Johnson #83 runs off the field after the Trojans scored a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 18 2010 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Minnesota. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, who always seems to have a handle on these stories, reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are one of many NFL teams setting up a visit with USC tackle Tyron Smith. He will also reportedly visit with the Redskins, Cowboys, Vikings, Browns and Bucs. USC's pro day is Wednesday. 

The Southern Cal junior stands 6'5" tall and weighs 280 pounds. When you check out various scouting reports on Smith, you start to see a pattern that's normal for prospects - very gifted athlete, lots of potential but still raw. 

Mocking the Draft said Tyron Smith's physical strength is one of his few weaknesses:

This is where Smith needs to get better. He's bulked up 20 pounds since entering college but needs to continue adding strength throughout his frame. When he's asked to drive block in the run game, he'll struggle moving defensive linemen around. Still, Smith gives very good effort and it takes a lot for a defender to beat him purely with a bull rush.

NFL Draft Scout has Smith ranked as the No. 2 overall tackle in the 2011 NFL Draft, although he could easily be No. 1. Odds are, he won't even be around for the Chiefs to draft at No. 21. 

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