The Kansas City Chiefs have a visit planned with OT/G Geoff Schwartz, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press. Schwartz is in Detroit visiting the Lions. No word on when this visit will take place. He also has a visit set up with the San Francisco 49ers.
Schwartz missed the entire 2011 season with a hip injury but was a 16-game starter for the Carolina Panthers in 2010. He was the Panthers seventh round pick in the 2008 NFL draft.
Back on March 11th, before RT Eric Winston was released, Pro Football Focus called him the best available right tackle.
Schwartz offers the kind of versatility and talent that brings to mind a poor man's Marshal Yanda; good enough to make him the best right tackle available and possibly the best value guard too. He has a very real chance to be this year's Evan Mathis for a team with a diligent scouting department.
He's also played right guard and we know how much the Chiefs love versatility.
The Chiefs are also visiting with OT Eric Winston in KC today. Given the choice, I think everyone would take Winston. That said, the Chiefs only have two offensive tackles under contract. They need depth as well so there could be a couple of potential roles for Schwartz.
Schwartz is listed at 6'6" and 331 pounds.
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