2014 NFL Draft: Chiefs work out pair of defensive ends

The Kansas City Chiefs are taking a closer look at potential late-round d-line additions with their latest pre-draft visits.


The Kansas City Chiefs are focusing their attention this week on the defensive line as they continue to round up visits with various prospects for the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.

Colton Underwood, a defensive end from Illinois State, and Jimmy Staten, a defensive end from Middle Tennessee State University, are the latest prospects to visit Kansas City, according to reports. Underwood already worked out for the Chiefs, while Staten has one scheduled in coming days.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Packers, Patriots and Chargers are among the teams that are checking in on Staten, who as a 6'4, 304-pound lineman, earned Honorable Mention All Conference USA honors in 2013 and had 30 tackles (including 1.5 tackles for loss and 2 hurries) last season.

The Chargers and Patriots are also in on Underwood, according to NFP, and it's clear that most 3-4 teams are likely taking a look at some of the same late-round prospects. Underwood would likely line up as an outside linebacker at the next level with a 6'2, 256-pound frame. He had 66 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles last year. He also had a blocked kick, so that special teams experience will come in handy as Underwood tries to make a pro roster. Underwood was also a two-time Buchanan Award finalist and finished his career with 44 tackles for loss and 21.5 sacks.

You can check out some highlights of Underwood in the video above.

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