The Kansas City Chiefs are getting to work on their private visits in preparation for the NFL Draft in late April. We've learned the names of two first round prospects the Chiefs will be bringing to town -- Mizzou LB Sean Witherspoon and Texas S Earl Thomas.
Both are being reported by Scout.com (via WtexKC)
I think these two workouts are interesting because both would likely be available in the middle of the first round. Perhaps a trade down? The Chiefs are just being prepared.
A little more info on each player after the jump.
Witherspoon is a local guy so a lot of people know him. He's 6'1", 239 pounds and a lot of folks have him going to the Atlanta Falcons in the first round.
I've heard him described as a better fit for a 4-3 than a 3-4.
He's rated the third overall linebacker by NFL Draft Scout.
The Chiefs will also have a local pro day for guys from Mizzou so I'm not sure how Weatherspoon fits into that.
Chiefs GM Scott Pioli went to Mizzou's game against Nebraska in Columbia last season. I remember he talked about it on one of the local radio stations the next day and mentioned that there was a great defensive player on both sides of the field (Suh and Weatherspoon?).
Thomas is coming out of Texas and is 5'10", 208 pounds.
He's generally the second ranked safety behind Eric Berry but interestingly Mike Mayock of NFL Network had him above Berry.
He's another guy that could be available in the middle-to-end of the first round.
(H/T WtexKC for the first FanShots)