Ever since the Kansas City Chiefs moved to a 3-4 defense with the arrival of GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley, the topic of a nose tackle has been a hotly debated one. The Chiefs to this point have gone with NT Ron Edwards but he's without a contract for the 2011 season and we don't know if he's coming back.
If he isn't, the Chiefs may be wise to keep an eye on Baylor NT Phil Taylor. Baylor held its pro day on Thursday and 33 personnel folks representing 23 NFL teams were in attendance.
The Godfather Gil Brandt wrote on NFL.com that Taylor improved his stock during his workout. He stood on his times from the Combine but worked out "extremely well" in position drills.
Brandt has Taylor, 6'3" and 334 pounds, among his top-30 prospects in the draft and says he may have "solidified" himself as a first round pick with this workout.
Also working out was 26-year old G Danny Watkins, who also performed well, Brandt reports.
I can't say that I know a whole lot about Taylor or Watkins but I listen when The Godfather speaks.