Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Robert Griffin III prepares to run the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The 2012 NFL Combine is over, which means the next big stop on the NFL offseason tour is the free agency period in March and then the 2012 NFL draft in April. Lots of things happened in Indy over the last week that we'll be talking about in the weeks and months ahead but we'll start with these five things to remember from the NFL Combine. Check out complete Combine coverage at SBNation.com with a bunch of videos and GIFs.
Chiefs interviewed 60 players. And we won't ever know all of the guys they interviewed, but we can figure out some. They talked to four quarterbacks -- Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Brock Osweiler. They also talked with defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and receiver Junior Hemingway. We'll hear about more guys they interviewed as the draft process continues.
The quarterbacks. We know the Chiefs talked to the top two quarterbacks -- Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III -- but it's incredibly unlikely they'll have a shot at either of them. They also talked with Ryan Tannehill, who could be there at No. 11 (unless someone like the Washington Redskins get him), and Brock Osweiler. The best option, in my mind, is Tannehill being available at No. 11 and someone trading up for him. That's a possibility.
Dontari Poe lit it up. He's the Memphis defensive tackle that some people think is one of the best nose tackles available and he had a solid Combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds, which is probably faster than I could do it. Oh, and Poe stands 6'4" and weighs 346 pounds. Yeah, that's athletic. The Chiefs play a 3-4 defense and may not have the nose tackle of the future on the roster so he could figure into their plans, as high as the 11th pick.
Mike Adams didn't have a great Combine. 5.4 seconds on the 40-yard dash and just 19 reps on the bench press. Those aren't great numbers for a 6'7", 323 pound offensive tackle. I thought at one point he could be a reach-type of pick for the Chiefs at No. 11 but now I'm thinking that's probably not the case. You want a player in the first round with few questions and I think Adams has a lot of them.
Riley Reiff has short arms. Another offensive tackle the Chiefs could consider. He has short arms at just 33 1/4 inches. Yeah, the NFL Combine is weird. We're talking about arm length, butt size and hand size. But, for whatever it's worth, Reiff doesn't have long arms.
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