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By Position, Examining the Kansas City Chiefs NFL Draft Prospects

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Can you believe it's only five days until the 2009 NFL Draft? Geez did January, February and March fly by. Get used to that by the way. I'm probably going to say it every day.

Alright, so far in our fancy little page tracking the Kansas City Chiefs draft interests we've got approximately 60 prospecs that the Chiefs have either had a private workout with; spoke with at the Senior Bowl or the NFL Combine; scouted in person during the 2008 football season; or attended the Chiefs local Pro Day back in mid-April. We've also got a handful of guys who the Chiefs are rumored to be strongly interested in.

What does all of this mean? Well with 60 prospects tracked I'd like to think that we've hit on a good portion of the players that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley are seriously considering drafting. Of course, the scenarios may not play out like Pioli and Haley planned in order to actually be able to draft some of these guys but I think this page is a good starting point for seeing what the Chiefs may do come draft time this Saturday.

One caveat before I continue is that this list is not comprehensive. We've culled this list together from media reports for a few months now and it isn't intended to be official or comprehensive. The full list of draft interests is after the jump, if you want to dissect private workout v. rumored interest guys, etc.

Here the numbers, by position, on who the Chiefs have been checking out:

Offense Defense
OT (10) LB (11)
WR (4) DE (6)
QB (3) DL (5)
OG (3) CB (4)
RB (2)
PK (2)
FB (1)

Offensive tackle and linebacker? Sounds about right for this Chiefs team. Despite not being a comprehensive list, I'm not surprised to see only two running backs on that list. I know the NFL is a league of trends, cycles and imitations but don't you feel like running back by committee is here to stay? I feel like the days of seeing a guy like Marshall Faulk drafted #2 overall are over.

I'm also not surprised at the large number of offensive linemen, despite drafting Branden Albert last year at #15. I get the feeling like Kent Babb was right- Scott Pioli is not happy with the offensive line. Jason Smith? Eugene Monroe anyone?

Thoughts on what you see here? Primetime will have a post up sorting these prospects by round, so we'll have an even better look at what we're dealing with here.

Click over for the full chart of draft interests.

*Updated April 20, 2009

Private Workout/Visit Spoke with at Senior Bowl/Combine Attended Pro Day Rumored interest Scouted in person during 2008 season Local Pro Day Attendees
G Roger Allen (Mo. Western, Rd. 7) QB Nathan Brown (Central Arkansas, Rd. 6) OLB Jason Williams (Western Illinois, Rd. 3-4) OG Marlon Davis (Alabama, Rd. 7) T Michael Oher (Ole Miss, Rd. 1) QB Josh Freeman (K-State, Rd. 1-2)
DE Connor Barwin (Cinncinati, Rd. 1-2) LB Rey Maualuga (USC, Rd. 1) University of Georgia  LB Jasper Brinkely  (S. Carolina, Rd. 4-5)
CB Malcolm Jenkins (Ohio St. Rd. 1) LB Mike Rivera (KU, Rd. 7)
WR Taurus Johnson (S. Florida, Rd. 7) WR Mike Wallace (Ole Miss, Rd. 5) Georgia Tech University (Likely) FB Jerome Johnson (Nevada-Reno, Rd. 7)
LB Rey Maualuga (USC, Rd. 1) WR Tommy Saunders (MU, Rd. 7)
DE Everette Brown (FSU, Rd. 1) QB Pat White (WVU, Rd. 2-3) LSU (Likely) OG/C Lawrence Lovell  (Stony Brook)
LB Brian Cushing (USC, Rd. 1) LB Brock Christopher (MU, Rd. 7)
DT Ricky Jean-Francois (LSU, Rd. 4) OLB Brian Cushing (USC, Rd. 1) University of Tennessee LB Derek Nicholson (FSU)
CB Mike Mickens (Cincinnati, Rd. 2-3) K Jeff Wolfert (MU, Rd. 7)
OT Jason Smith (Baylor, Rd. 1) CB Keenan Lewis (Oregon St.), Rd. 3
PK Ryan Succop (Univ. South Carolina, Rd. 7)
SS Bret Lockett (UCLA, Rd. 7)
LB Aaron Curry (Wake Forest, Top 5) G Roger Allen (Missouri Western, Rd. 7)
LB Mike Rivera (KU, Rd. 7) DT Fili Moala (USC, Rd. 2-3)
TE Rob Myers (Utah State, Rd. 7)
CB Vince Anderson (Webber International University)
T Eugene Monroe (Virginia, Rd. 1) TE Darius Hill (Ball St. Rd. 7)
TE Anthony Hill (NC State, Rd. 5-6) OT Alex Boone (Ohio State Rd. 5-6)
Ole Miss (Ole Miss) Rd. 1
DE Tyson Jackson (LSU, Rd. 1)
DT B.J. Raji (Boston College, Rd. 1) TE Chase Coffman (MU, Rd. 2-3)
LB Aaron Curry (Wake Forest, Top 5) OT Andrew Gardner (Georgia Tech, Rd. 5-6)
University of Iowa (Likely)
WR Quinten Lawrence (McNeese St., Rd. 7)
TE Brandon Pettigrew (Oklahoma St., Rd. 1)
DL Sammie Lee Hill (Stillman College, Rd. 5-6) OT/G Cornelius Lewis (Tennessee State, Rd. 6)
OT Eben Britton (Arizona, Rd. 1-2) OT Michael Oher (Ole Miss, Rd. 1)
Stephen F. Austin
DE Jarron Gilbert (San Jose St., Rd. 2-3) OLB DeAndre Levy (Wisconsin, Rd. 6-7) University of Alabama
NT Sen'Derrick Marks (Auburn, Rd. 2-3)

OT Gerald Cadorgon (Penn. State, Rd. 3)

OT Cornelius Lewis (Tenn. St., Rd. 6)

OT Lawrence Lovell (Stony Brook U., Rd. ???)

LB Clint Sintim (Virginia, Rd. 2)

DE Paul Kruger (Utah, Rd. 3)

WR Mike Thomas (Arizona, Rd. 2-3)

TE Richard Quinn (North Carolina, Rd. 5)

DE Brian Orakpo (Texas, Rd. 1)

LB James Laurinaitis (Ohio St., Rd. 1-2)

K Robbie Dehaze (NAU, Rd. 7)

RB Javarris Williams (Tenn. St., Rd. 5-6)

LB Rey Maualuga (USC, Rd. 1)

LB Larry English (Northern Illinois, Rd. 1-2)

DB Vince Anderson (Webber International University, Rd. 7)

RB Andre Brown (NC State, Rd. 2-3)

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