Courtesy of Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, who has been the man this off season reporting draft prospect visits and workouts, we have word that the Kansas City Chiefs have met with Hawaii safety Mana Silva in recent weeks. The extent of that meeting - if it was a visit or a workout - is not know. The Jaguars and Raiders have also held visits with Silva. Aaron Wilson also notes that the Patriots and Colts also held meetings with Silva in past weeks. Silva projects as a free safety in the NFL.
Silva is a 6'1", 206 pound senior transferred from Oregon State to Hawaii. HIs 2010 season was pretty good. Big Cat Country said of Silva, "Silva was a ball hawk for the Warriors in 2010, netting 8 interceptions on the season. In two seasons as a starting safety at Hawaii, Silva was able to pick the ball off a total of 14 times and post 70+ tackles in both the 2009 and 2010 seasons."
Mana Silva reportedly had a fantastic Pro Day, which is what has people talking about him. He ran 4.43 40-yard dash there. He projects as a 7th rounder or an undrafted free agent.
Silva is the third safety we've been able to tie to the Chiefs this off season.