Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said last week from the NFL owners meetings -- and GM John Dorsey has said the same previously -- that there are eight to 10 players in the running for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
"John [Dorsey] has put together this tour that we're doing," Reid said last week, "and we're going around the country looking at the guys that we think and feel are guys that are worthy of that pick."
Every single year I'm guilty of reading too much into certain parts of the draft, but I do think it holds a little more weight if the head coach and/or GM are at a private workout. So, who are those players the Chiefs have met with?
Reid confirmed last week that the Chiefs went to Oregon and BYU already, which would cover Oregon's Dion Jordan and BYU's Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah.
On Friday of last week, Reid was in attendance for a private workout with Texas A&M's OT Luke Joeckel and DE/LB Damontre Moore, both potential top picks. The Chiefs website showed John Dorsey at LSU on that day, though it's unclear whether Reid was with him, whether he was alone or what. Defensive end Barkevious Mingo would be a name to keep an eye on regarding LSU and the No. 1 pick.
Later on Friday, the Chiefs contingent, including GM John Dorsey, made the trip to Oklahoma to work out Lane Johnson, widely viewed as the third best offensive tackle in the draft.
Got all that? Those are the players who the Chiefs head coach or GM has personally met with or worked out. At least those that we know of. There are surely more.