One of the many players the Kansas City chiefs spoke with at the 2011 NFL Combine was Miami DE Allen Bailey. As it turns out, the Chiefs liked the 6'4", 288 pound senior enough to draft him with the No. 86 overall pick.
Like you, I need to check out Bailey more to form an opinion. He was a pretty highly rated prospect, so it seems like the Chiefs may have gotten a good deal. Again.
Allen Bailey started every game for the Hurricanes last year as a senior. He is the 10th best defensive end according to NFL Draft Scout, who also had him projected to go in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. However, NFL Draft Scout's own Chad Reuter said Bailey may be a buyer beware situation.
Reuter said, "Bailey looks like a first-round pick without pads on and should put up outstanding combine workout numbers. But his inability to get off blocks outside and lack of girth inside (weighed in at just 278 pounds in Mobile) make him a classic 'tweener prospect likely to land in the mid-second to early-third rounds." Sounds like Bailey could be a potential linebacker as well, according to other draft profiles.
And in case you were wondering, Bailey was a co-captain for the Miami Hurricanes in 2010.
That does it for the Kansas City Chiefs on day two of the 2011 NFL Draft. We have more posts coming, but just so you know, here is the schedule for the fourth through seventh rounds tomorrow.
- Round 4, Pick 21 (118)
- Round 5, Pick 4 (135) (From Denver through Tampa Bay)
- Round 5, Pick 9 (140) (From Detroit)
- Round 6, Pick 34 (199) (Compensatory Selection)
- Round 7, Pick 20 (223)