The Kansas City Chiefs aren't thought to be in the market for a quarterback but I guess there's no harm in stacking up at the most important position in sports, right?
Cincinnati QB Tony Pike will make a visit the Chiefs in Kansas City, according to Chris Steuber of Scout.com.
And I'm not talking about some developmental sixth or seventh round prospect. Pike is projected to go in the third round by NFL Draft Scout and quarterbacks can very quickly escalate on draft boards.
This is an interesting report because the one position the Chiefs are set at was thought to be quarterback. When asked about drafting a quarterback high in the draft, GM Scott Pioli said at the NFL Combine, "We have a quarterback."
The Chiefs have three picks in the top two rounds so they could certainly be in position to grab him if they'd like.
As Scout.com notes, Pike has had a less than stellar offseason.
At the Senior Bowl, Pike’s mechanics and accuracy were erratic, and the arm strength he displayed at Cincinnati didn’t translate over to his play in Mobile. And at the Scouting Combine, Pike ran a poor 4.90 in the 40, and didn’t show much explosion in the vertical (28-inch) and broad jump (9-foot).
The Chiefs have also expressed interest in Pike's Cincinnati teammate WR Mardy Gilyard so it's possible they're using one to get more information on the other.
There must be something about Pike that the New England guys like. The Broncos, Patriots, Browns and Chiefs all have New England ties.