The Kansas City Chiefs have taken cornerback in each of the two drafts under GM Scott Pioli and I'd expect them to do the same in 2011. Whether it's a first rounder or seventh rounder, we don't know yet, but defensive backs contribute in a lot of ways so I won't be surprised if they pick one up at some point.
One of the guys they've checked out is Utah State CB Curtis Marsh.
Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reports Marsh worked out privately for the Chiefs, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals. He will visit the Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins, according to the report.
I can't say that I watched much Utah State football but Wilson notes he has some solid numbers.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder ran the 40-yard dash between 4.37 and 4.42 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, registering a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-03 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 12 times. His 10-yard split was 1.59 seconds.
He injured his hamstring at the Senior Bowl so the Chiefs private workout could be a way of getting some more information on him post-injury. He's expected to be a third-to-fourth round pick, according to NFL Draft Scout, although Wilson notes he could slide into the second round.
I think cornerback will be among the most interesting positions over the next year with the Chiefs. CB Brandon Flowers is entering the final year of his deal and CB Brandon Carr has reportedly been tendered. It may be difficult to keep both (although I hope they can).