NFL Draft 2014: Chiefs check out UTEP DE/OLB James Davidson

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Davidson is another fringe prospect at defensive end/outside linebacker for the Chiefs to consider likely signing after the draft.

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to check out fringe prospects among the front seven as they head toward the 2014 NFL DraftAccording to Adam Caplan, the latest name on the team's interest list is DE James Davidson.

Davidson was a rotational lineman as a junior at UTEP, so it's hard to project his potential impact at the pro level without hearing whispers from an insider.  The Chiefs obviously have some reason to believe in Davidson's ability to project at the next level -- at least enough to kick the requisite tires.

At 6'3, 235 pounds, Davidson definitely projects at outside linebacker at the next level. Last year he had 51 tackles (16 solo) in 12 games, 6 of which were for a loss. He also had 3 sacks in 2013. He ended his career at UTEP with 7.5 total sacks.

Interestingly enough, Davidson was ranked among the top 20 defensive backs in the state of Texas in high school. Perhaps it's that athleticism that will gives him an edge among other late round prospects.

Here's a rundown of his highlights from UTEP:


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