The Kansas City Chiefs were among more than a dozen teams that attended the Delaware pro day on Tuesday. Though others were working out the main attraction was QB Pat Devlin, who is expected to be a mid-round draft pick.
We've talked a little this year about whether the Chiefs are in line to draft a backup quarterback. Part of that may depend on the future of QB Brodie Croyle, whose status is tied to the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. If the most recent rules are in place, he'd be a restricted free agent.
The Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets sent position coaches to the work while scouts representing the Eagles, Giants, Packers, Jets, Jaguars, Falcons, Dolphins, Bills, Lions, Browns and Chiefs were in attendance.
"(Tuesday) was kind of an important day for him," NFL Network's Mike Mayock said, according to the Courier Post, "and I thought as the workout went on and he got more and more of a comfort level -- both with his throws and his receivers -- I thought what he showed was more than enough arm strength to compete at the next level. And I thought the big thing was that his accuracy improved as the day went on also."
This is one of the most intriguing positions for the Chiefs this year. A new CBA with the pre-2010 rules, and Croyle becomes an unrestricted free agent. A new CBA with the 2010 rules, and Croyle is restricted. It's also possible (maybe even likely) the Chiefs have already made up their mind on Croyle and we just don't know yet.
We shall see if the Chiefs have any interest in Devlin, or another Delaware prospect. The last Delaware QB to enter the draft...well, the Chiefs saw what he could do in the first round of the playoffs.