Mizzou's Aldon Smith Was On Chiefs Radar Last Year

LINCOLN NE - OCTOBER 30: Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers tries to slip the grip of defensive end Aldon Smith #85 of the Missouri Tigers during first half action of their game at Memorial Stadium on October 30 2010 in Lincoln Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Missouri 31-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Tuesday was outside linebacker day on Chiefs Live!, the in-house radio program hosted by Chiefs Insider Josh Looney, and one of the names that popped up was Mizzou DE Aldon Smith. Mike Kelly, voice of the Missouri Tigers, was talking with Looney and had a very interesting story about Smith.

Maybe this is an elaborate smoke screen but here's what Kelly said on Chiefs Live! (and here's the audio, about 13 minutes in):

"A year ago [Missouri LB] Sean [Weatherspoon] was completing his college career and was getting ready for last year's NFL draft and went on the tour where he visited a number of teams.

"I just happened to have knee surgery last April so I was in the training room at Missouri one afternoon and 'Spoon walks in. He had just got back from visiting the Chiefs. We talked a little bit about how it went. [He said,] 'Oh, it was great. I loved the people up there. Everybody up there was very kind to me.'

"But then he looked at me and he said, 'There's no way I'm going to Kansas City'. I said, 'OK how do you know there's no way the Chiefs will take you?' He said, 'Because we spent the entire conversation talking about Aldon Smith.'"

Very interesting if you ask me. I remember Chiefs GM Scott Pioli also attended at least one Mizzou game two years ago, the Thursday nighter against Nebraska. 

Again, maybe it's a smokescreen and this means nothing. But if it is a smokescreen, then it's a damn good one. The Chiefs have reportedly brought Smith in for a visit so now I'm a little more curious what they think about him.

(H/T Larryemcdaniel)

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