Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE
The Kansas City Chiefs sent their head coach, GM and defensive staff to Oregon's pro day. Now there's a report that Oregon's Dion Jordan is scheduled to visit the Chiefs before the 2013 NFL Draft in April.
Andy Reid, John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs defensive coaches descended on Oregon last week where the Ducks help their pro day. Of interest was Dion Jordan, the defensive end / outside linebacker, who is considered one of the top prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft. Now there's this from Tony Pauline:
Dion Jordan/OLB/Oregon official visit list thus far includes Kansas City, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Arizona & New York Jets....— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 19, 2013
I'm assuming this is a separate visit to the Chiefs facilities, and not just seeing him at Oregon's pro day last week. Either way, this is confirmation that Jordan was at least one of the Oregon players of interest to them.
(This is the part where we read way too much into one visit.) It makes some sense though. Drafting this high you want players who can throw the ball or those who can get to the guy throwing the ball. There are plenty of question marks about Jordan as a possible No. 1 pick as it relates specifically to the Chiefs -- Tamba? Houston? -- but on the surface I can see why Reid and Dorsey would be interested in using the top pick on a pass rusher. We covered a lot of the Chiefs-specific stuff in this post.
Reid spoke to reporters from the NFL owners meetings in Arizona this week and told USA Today's Jim Corbett that Dorsey has "put a tour together" to go see all the players who they might pick No. 1 overall. Reid said that, so far, they'd hit two schools: Oregon and BYU. That would cover Jordan and defensive end / outside linebacker Ezekiel Ansah, who the Chiefs met with at the Combine, and Reid confirmed the Chiefs worked out.
Then on Friday the Chiefs are said to have a workout scheduled with Luke Joeckel, the Texas A&M left tackle.