2012 NFL Draft: Kirk Cousins Has A Workout With KC Chiefs

TMAPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a touchdown pass against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Florida. The Spartans won 33- 30 in triple overtime. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Prior to the 2012 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs will be working out Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins, according to a report from Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. Cousins also has workouts scheduled with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. The workout with the Chiefs is reportedly happening next week.

Cousins isn't expected to be a first round pick -- more like second or third round. The Chiefs quarterbacks currently include starter Matt Cassel, backup Brady Quinn and then Ricky Stanzi.

NFL Draft Scout said back at the NFL Combine that Cousins could be a draft riser.

While other passers struggled with their footwork and release point, Cousins' has a clean set-up and delivery and consistently stared down the middle as he dropped back, mimicking the form he'd use during a game to look off the safety before turning to fire passes to the outside. Considering his four years starting experience, two years as a captain and experience in a pro-style offense, don't be surprised if Cousins enjoys a late rise up draft boards very similar to the one Andy Dalton enjoyed a year ago.

Cousins may not be a first round pick but I do like what he brings as a quarterback. He's a three-year starter who completed more than 60 percent of his passes in every season. Those are among the two most important stats when trying to figure out how a quarterback translates to the NFL.

He stands 6'3" and weighs 214 pounds.

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